Addiction Treatment and Recovery Philosophy
Residential-Only Rehab for Adult Men | Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65
Our rehab for men prides itself on offering high quality care in a small setting with high staff ratios. Our recovery model is time-tested and addresses the whole man.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Philosophy
Millions have recovered from the disease of addiction through the spiritual principles of the twelve-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. This is the cornerstone of recovery for our clients and their families, and is practiced at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery.
But, Lasting Recovery Requires More Than 12 Step Work…
Lasting recovery requires more than 12 Step work: Individuals must also address the underlying issues that lead addicts to self-medicate.
At our addiction treatment center in Prescott, Arizona, we help our clients discover the underlying psychological issues that affect emotions and behavior. All our clients attend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) sessions.
Our clients learn to better understand how they view themselves, the world around them – and their emotional reactions.
The ‘personal inventory’ work in our addiction recovery program includes:
- Trauma (including PTSD), grief and loss work
- Psychoeducation for family of origin issues and more
- Mindfulness and Meditation training
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Men’s Depression and Addiction Treatment
- Anxiety Disorder Treatment
- Mood Disorder Treatment
- Anger and stress management
- Nutritional awareness and counseling
- Outdoor Exercise and getting back in touch with nature and inner spirituality
Gender Specific and Age Appropriate Rehab
We believe that the best setting for addiction recovery work is gender and age appropriate.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery rehab for men successfully works in treating both the addiction and underlying co-occurring disorders. In our gender specific addiction recovery program, clients are not trying to impress female clients. This means they can drop their guard and focus on the real issues.
Addressing the Specific Treatment Needs of Adult Men with Substance Use Disorders
SAMHSA (US Department of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has much to say regarding addressing the specific treatment needs of adult men with substance use disorders:
“Men in America today may have advantages that women lack. However, in spite of these advantages, men die at a younger age on average than women; men are also more likely than women to have a substance use disorder, to be incarcerated, to be homeless as adults, to die of suicide, and to be victims of violent crime. Conversely, men are less likely than women to seek medical help or behavioral health counseling for any of the problems they face. These significant problems, combined with men’s tendency to avoid addressing them, call for a response from behavioral health treatment providers.”
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is a thought-leader in treating men’s addiction and co-occurring disorders. Our addiction treatment program in Arizona is a male-based, trauma informed program (see Men’s Rehab) that focuses on core male issues related to recovery.
In our experience in treating men’s addiction and recovery, we discovered that an age-appropriate group works better than having 18 year olds mixed with 40 year olds. Life issues are different as the motivation for treatment. Young adults are typically motivated to attend treatment by parents who threaten to cut off the money supply and/or to avoid going to jail.
Whereas older adult men typically are self-motivated to change in order to answer some very specific questions, such as:
- Who am I – really?
- Why is it that I can succeed at all areas of my life but this one (addiction)?
- How did things get this way?
- Despite my education and accomplishments, life feels empty. Why?
- I don’t want to lose my family. How can I change to regain what I’ve lost?
Adult men have more life experiences and therefore require treatment solutions that address their specific needs. Arrowhead Lodge Recovery has solutions for these men.
Each addiction treatment plan considers:
- Your presenting problem;
- Your medical, behavioral health and substance abuse history;
- Your family background;
- Your professional, corporate and/or legal problems;
- Your life healing and recovery goals.
Typical Length of Stay
Studies confirm that the longer the rehab stay, the longer individuals stay in recovery. The typical length of stay at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is 90 days. There is no hard and fast rule applied to the length of stay; it is completely determined by an individual’s needs and their willingness to do the work required to stay sober. Some stay longer and some stay for less time, depending upon their treatment plan and available time.
If what you have read so far makes sense to you, then contact us now to see how Arrowhead Lodge Recovery can help you or your loved one recover from the disease of addiction – and enjoy life once again!