Fitness with Outdoor Exercise Experiential Therapy
Exercise Reduces Anxiety and Stress
At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, physical exercise and improving personal physical fitness are an important part of addiction recovery.
Many in recovery have difficulty with the idea of exercise in general. We have found it is critical to make exercise a pleasant and positive experience. Simply walking is enormously beneficial. Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is uniquely situated for relaxing and peaceful walks in a natural forested and unpolluted environment.
We are located in one of the most scenic areas of North America; situated 6,200 feet above sea level in the Prescott National Forest.
Exercise Improves Mood, Endurance and General Health
Physical exercise, even walking, releases endorphins. Endorphins are naturally occurring stress and pain relieving chemicals produced in the brain.
Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters. These chemicals transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. Endorphins produce a positive feeling in the body and also reduce anxiety. Unlike opiates, the body’s naturally produced endorphins do not lead to addiction or dependence.
Some evidence suggests that exercise also stimulates brain serotonin function. Serotonin has various functions, including the regulation of mood, appetite, and sleep. Serotonin also has some cognitive functions, including memory and learning.
- Improves brain function
- Promotes restful sleep
- Helps the cardiovascular system prevent disease
- Reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Improves mood
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Located in Prescott National Forest
We are located in one of the most scenic areas of North America – situated at 6,200 feet above sea level in the Prescott National Forest.
Consisting of about 1.25 million acres, the Prescott National Forest borders three other National Forests in Arizona: Kaibab, Coconino, and Tonto. Roughly half of the forest lies west of the city of Prescott, Arizona, in the Juniper, Santa Maria, Sierra Prieta, and Bradshaw Mountains.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery rehab for men is in an ideal location for outdoor experiential therapy. There are many local trails for simple to complex hiking. Within a few minutes drive, a mountain forest, large boulders and a mountain lake can be found.
Northern Arizona Natural Beauty
Northern Arizona is far from the desert terrain one normally associates with Arizona.
Prescott is more like being in Colorado or Utah than in the desert. Our temperatures are normally about 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix. We enjoy four distinct seasons in Prescott.
Healing Power of Connecting with Nature
There is a lot of benefit in being outdoors. We offer outdoor experiential therapy because it is a time to unplug and let nature do the healing.
Most men spend their lives being busy with work and little time recreation. When men do take time to play – it’s often with toys powered by big motors; or with electronics that place them in a fantasy world.
We unplug men from their toys and electronics and put them in the wild so they can unwind and renew their relationship with nature.
Our founder, Ken Chance, believes from experience that sitting on rocks does a lot to restore one’s soul. And there are many places around Arrowhead Lodge Recovery to experience the opportunity of solitude in a natural and expansive forest.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is an ideal place for men 30 and older to receive comprehensive, compassionate treatment for alcoholism, opioid pain medication addiction and chronic pain, drug addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Our professional and licensed staff consists of a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, registered nurse, licensed therapists, nutritionist, and doctor of divinity.
Our team is exceptionally experienced in dealing with addiction, men’s health, and a wide array of treatments and therapies to create lasting recovery.
Our focus on helping each man regain his sense of authentic self and spirit.
Whether religious or agnostic, it is fundamental to our belief that sustaining lasting recovery requires re-acquiring and reconciling with ‘the sacred’ (however each person experiences it).
For a confidential conversation to discuss your situation and learn more about the Arrowhead Lodge Recovery program, please call 888-654-2800.