Men’s Alcoholism Treatment
If you have problems controlling your drinking, you may currently, or soon, be an alcoholic. It’s a common problem with men in our society – because no one talked about it back in the day. But here you are, nonetheless, looking for help with your drinking on the Internet.
Some Alcoholism Facts
- Alcoholism is the number 3 cause of death in the U.S. and kills some 62,000 men in our society annually.
- It’s estimated that 12 million adult men in the U.S. have a drinking problem
- Of the 1.3 million adults in the U.S. who received treatment for alcohol in 2013 – 904,000 were men.
You are not alone.
Symptoms of chronic alcoholism (You don’t need all of them to be a chronic alcoholic.)
Excitability, Irritability, Nervousness
Dry, red, itchy skin
Nausea & Vomiting
Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis
Hypoglycemia & Hyperglycemia
Liver enlargement; changes in liver enzymes
Ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity)
Loss of Balance
Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
Recurrent Chest Infection and Pneumonia
Short-Term Memory Impairment
Muscle cramps, weakness
Inflammation of the Kidneys
Why Choose Arrowhead Lodge Recovery for your Alcoholism Recovery?
While there are literally thousands of “treatment centers” and “alcohol rehabs” in the United States, only a fraction of those cater exclusively to men and a small handful of those rehabs cater to men over the age of 30. The lion’s share of treatment centers treat men and women at the same facility and their clientele is comprised mainly of young adults ages 18-30. Read more about Men’s Rehab.
The typical Arrowhead Lodge Recovery client is50-ish, married, has children, a career and has achieved some success in his life by all outward appearances. He has been in treatment for his drinking problem multiple times, yet he continues to get drunk shortly afterward.
Why? Here’s what some of our clients have told us:
• I just smiled a lot in rehab and got through it…
• I did it for my wife/work/legal problem (DUI)…
• I wasn’t going to talk about that in front of a bunch of kids…
• I didn’t learn very much (about how to recover)…
Due to our small size, Arrowhead Lodge Recovery clients receive a lot of personal attention.
Our program is geared specifically toward men over the age of 30. We have a highly credentialed professional staff that includes:
An addiction psychiatrist
A clinical psychologist
A doctor of divinity
Master’s level and licensed therapists
Peer support specialists
An addiction oriented nutritionist
Who is an Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Client?
Our clients include physicians, attorneys, pilots, business owners, executives, managers and blue-collar workers, because alcoholism doesn’t care about who you are, what you do or how much money you make. It is a killer disease and if you have it, you need to talk to us right now.
Not sure if you are an alcoholic?
Here’s some information that might help you better understand alcoholism. But regardless of the information below, being an alcoholic is more about how you feel after a bender, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It’s more about the state of affairs in your personal life, at home, at work or both. It’s what you see when you look in the mirror and listen to what that man is saying to you.
• Have made attempts to control their drinking and failed.
• Are preoccupied throughout the day and/or week about drinking alcohol.
• Continue drinking alcohol despite the problems it causes. These problems include:
• Legal problems like DUI’s, accidents and more.
• Family problems including divorce, separation, or troubled relationships with children, siblings and others.
• Work related problems including tardiness, absenteeism, poor and reduced levels of performance.
• Financial problems like maxed out credit cards, late payments and mounting unpaid bills.
• Need to drink more to get the same effect.
Experience physical symptoms such as:
• High blood pressure
• Have trouble controlling how much or how long they drink.
If you identify two or more of the above symptoms, you may be alcoholic.
Periodic or Binge Drinkers
Some alcoholics are periodic or binge drinkers. Once they start, they cannot stop drinking until they pass out.
Once the drinking stops, they can abstain from drinking for a short period of time; often to show others they are not alcoholic. That’s called “denial.”
Symptoms of Alcoholism
Signs and symptoms of alcoholism include:
An urge to drink
Becoming more tolerant of the effect of alcohol and therefore need more
Drinking alone and/or in hiding
Physical symptoms after stopping: nausea, sweating and shaking
Being in a “black out” – you/they cannot remember what happened or what they said while drunk
Ritualistic drinking (always at the same time, same place – a routine)
Becoming irritable when your normal drinking time is close and alcohol is not available
Hiding alcohol in places around the house, office, car, so that others don’t realize how much you/they drink
Chugging, ordering doubles
Needing to drink to feel normal
Legal problems, relationship problems, employment problems, financial problems
Loss of interest in things that used to be fun and bring you pleasure.
Still not sure you are an alcoholic, or at least have a serious drinking problem?
Here are additional questions:
• Do you ever have more than 4 drinks a day?
• Do you need a drink to get going in the morning?
• Do you feel guilty or ashamed of your behavior while drinking?
• Do you get drunk at the wrong time?
• Do you regret things that you said while intoxicated?
• Are you annoyed when others question you about your drinking?
Should you call us?
If you’ve gotten this far – you should probably call us. Our men’s alcoholism treatment admissions counselors are available to answer your questions about alcoholism.
You may also want to look up Alcoholics Anonymous on the Internet for more information regarding alcoholism.
If someone close to you is saying your drinking is affecting him or her negatively, a confidential call to us to discuss it may be in order.
Our Treatment Specialties: Residential treatment for Substance Use Disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders treatment. A focus on spiritual awareness through mindfulness and meditation training in a twelve step based program. Professional Well-Being program for licensed professionals includes assessments and groups for burn-out, ethics and boundary development. Aftercare monitoring is offered for those who practice in an area where monitoring may not be available.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is a 10,000 sf mountain retreat situated at 6200 ft. in the Prescott National Forest in Prescott, Arizona. It is truly a one-of-a-kind facility.
We accept most insurance plans as well as Medicare.