5 Tips to Ensure a Safe July 4th Holiday

July 4th Holiday Best Practice: Don’t Drink and Drive

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Chronic Alcoholism Recovery Program2017 July 4th Holiday period begins at 6 p.m. ET Friday, June 30 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 4.

The National Safety Council is calling on drivers to exercise additional caution and take control of their own safety during the 2017 Fourth of July holiday period.

Wishing you a Safe, Happy and Sober July 4th Holiday!

  1. Do not drink to excess. (For recovering alcoholics – don’t drink at all!)
  2. Do not drink and drive.
  3. Do not drink while boating or on jet skis.
  4. Do not drink and handle fireworks.
  5. Plan on a designated driver.

Alcohol is killing men at an alarming rate.

In a report published by SAMHSA [1] in 2015, some 16.3 million adults, ages 18 and older, suffered from an Alcohol Use Disorder[2] (AUD) in 2014.

Of this group 10.6 million were men.

The same report shows that of the total U.S. population of adults over the age of 26, 5.9% had an AUD (Alcohol Use Disorder) and 78.7% of those adults suffered from a mental illness, and 78.7% of that population suffered from a major depressive episode.

Nearly 88,000 deaths (62,000 men and 26,000 women) died that same year from an alcohol related death.

This makes alcohol the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. “Harmful use of alcohol is the leading risk factor for death in males ages 15-59” according to a report from the World Health Organization report in 2014 [3]. The WHO report goes on to state: “7.6% of all male deaths in 2012 were attributable to alcohol.”

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How to Get Help for Problem Drinking and Alcoholism

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Mens Rehab, Prescott, AZAt Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, a men’s rehab center in Prescott AZ, we treat chronic alcoholism in men, high functioning alcoholics, alcoholism with co-occurring disorders – and all the underlying factors.

Alcoholism is a deadly disease

Alcoholism is a deadly disease and affects millions of men in harmful and terminal ways. It may be successfully treated through a multi-disciplinary approach that combines medical, psychiatric, psychological, behavioral and spiritual practices to help in attain lasting sobriety.

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery – Rehab for Men

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Boomer Men's Rehab, Prescott AZArrowhead Lodge Recovery is a gender specific rehab for men, ages 30 and older; located in the beautiful mountains of Prescott, Arizona. We provide addiction and depression treatment for men who suffer from alcoholism; as well as treating co-occurring disorders.

Our average client age is 45-65; baby boomers welcome!

We use a multi-disciplinary addiction treatment approach implemented by licensed professionals. The Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Staff includes a Physician-Addictionologist, Addiction Psychiatrist, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Registered Nurse, several Licensed Therapists, and an addiction Nutritionist.

Mindfulness training, healthy exercise, nutritional counseling and educationcognitive behavioral therapy and psychoeducation are a part of our treatment program. We have chosen to keep our facility small and staff to client ratio large. Each client receives individual therapy and counseling; as well as group therapy and counseling.

Chronic Alcoholism Treatment Program

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Men's Rehab, Mindfulness MeditationThe experienced and accredited Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Staff allows us to help men for whom previous treatment attempts may have failed. Thorough medical, psycho-social, addiction and trauma assessments inform medical interventions, medication management needs; and the team’s individual approach to treating addiction and trauma in each client.

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery also believes strongly in the power of spirituality in the healing process and helps its clients discover a path to living a more authentic life. See our article on Mindfulness Meditation.

Impaired Professionals Well-Being Program

We have an Impaired Professionals well-being program. If you are monitored by a board that oversees your professional license and requires an assessment, addiction treatment, or both – our Impaired Professionals Well-Being Program provides solutions.

Alcoholism Recovery Journey to Wholeness and Healing

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Mens Rehab, Thumb Butte Trail

At our mountain retreat facility near Prescott, Arizona – men find and strengthen inner peace, and experience tranquility.

We equip our clients with the depth and stability to handle all the curves and disappointments – as well as joys – in their regular daily lives once they leave Arrowhead Lodge Recovery.

Start your journey to alcohol recovery by contacting Arrowhead Lodge Recovery.

Your confidentiality is assured when you contact us.

Speak personally and privately with Executive Director Dr. Kenneth Chance at (888) 654-2800.

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[1] Behavioral Health Trends in the United States: Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMHSA.

[2] An Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a medical condition physicians use when a patient’s drinking causes distress or harm. An AUD may be mild, moderate or severe.

[3] Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2014, WHO.

 

 

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