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Peace and Goodwill to All

May Peace Be Yours This Holiday Season! For many, this time of year is one of celebration. While for others, it’s a time to simply tolerate and hopefully survive. What’s the difference between the two types of people? What is Peace? Peace is most often ascribed to as...

How Addiction Hijacks the Brain – Mindfulness Restores Sobriety

| Addiction Takes Over Brain Reward Centers Mindfulness Meditation Helps Restore Sobriety Addictive substances totally overwhelm the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Mindfulness meditation helps return the brain to normal functioning and restore sobriety. The word...

Bill Targeting Opioid Crisis Headed To The White House

| Opioid Treatment Bill in Doubt in July 2016 | As Congress headed toward its summer recess in late June, the fate of a bill (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) that would dramatically reform the opioid treatment industry was in doubt. Despite a lopsided 94 to...

Spiritual Experiences Activate Brain Reward Systems

| Spiritual Experiences Hold Positive Implications for Addiction Recovery | Step 2 and Step 11 of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous state that prayer and direct spiritual experience are important factors in addiction recovery. Many recovering from addiction find...

Making Health Care Better: Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Making Health Care Better Series on Substance Use Disorders On Tuesday, November 29th at 8:30am EST, the White House hosted the final event in “Making Health Care Better Series on Substance Use Disorders.” The event was streamed live starting at 8:30am EST at...

Happy Thanksgiving!

With Gratitude from the Heart to all our friends, family and clients. Happy Thanksgiving! Arrowhead Lodge...

Addiction Recovery – Gratitude from the Heart

Power of Gratitude in Addiction Recovery | Basic Beginning: Transforming to Attitude of Gratitude | Feeling gratitude and basic goodness are vital to successful addiction recovery. When individuals experience and focus on resentment and rage - addiction recovery is...

Impaired Professionals Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment

Professionals Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment Rehab for Adult Men |Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65 For Physicians, Licensed Professionals, Attorneys, Law Enforcement, Executives, Pilots | We perform Professional Comprehensive Evaluations and Assessments for...

Carfentanil, Fentanyl Spike Heroin Overdoses

Carfentanil and Fentanyl - Deadly When Mixed with Heroin August 2016: 225+ heroin overdoses in 4 counties in 4 states in 1 week Fentanyl - Synthetic opioid pain approved for treating severe pain. Commercial use: surgery and advanced cancer pain. Rated as 50 to 100...

Opioid Epidemic: Purdue Blocked OxyContin Prescription Limits

Court documents: Blocking limits on OxyContin prescriptions was a Purdue top priority | Purdue Pharma (manufacturer of OxyContin) has been at the epicenter of the current opioid epidemic. Many health officials trace the opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S. to the...

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery at EAPA 2016 World EAP Conference

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is proud to be an Exhibitor at the EAPA 2016 World EAP Conference. Chicago, Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2016 | EAPA 2016 World EAP Conference Exhibitors | EAPA 2016 World EAP Conference Brochure "EAP Innovation: Soaring on the Winds of Change" Plan to...

DEA Reducing 2017 Opioid Controlled Substances Manufactured

OCT 04 2016 (WASHINGTON) - The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reduced the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017 by 25 percent or more. A handful of medicines were...

Addiction Recovery Challenge: Resentment

Addiction Recovery: Overcoming Resentment | Holding on to resentment is like tightly grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. | Roots of Resentment Resentment is one of the largest obstacles to addiction recovery. Resentment keeps...

Tips for a Safe and Sober Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend - High Traffic Travel Labor Day marks the end of the summer holiday travel season, and for many people it's the last chance to make a three-day weekend getaway. Both roads and airports see a significant bump in traffic at this time, though the impact...

Prescription Painkiller Addiction Symptoms for Baby Boomers

Is Your Prescription Painkiller Making You Sick? Signs You May Be Addicted to Prescription Painkillers Drowsiness and lack of energy. Restlessness; not interested in previous activities. Lack of balance and coordination. Increased 'feebleness': lacking physical or...

Sept 2016 National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month

Sept 2016 Celebrating Recovery Every September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Send Us Your...

Fentanyl ‘Death Pills’ Causing Overdoses

Fentanyl 'Killer Pills' - Counterfeit Hydrocodone Crisis For those struggling with opioid addiction who have turned to illegal means to acquire opioids - there is now a new hazard. Counterfeit medications and candies are raising new concerns and confusion in the...

Addiction Recovery – Good Sleep Tips

Sleep is Essential for Good Health When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest. Insomnia has become an important concern in 21st century life. For recovering alcoholics and addicts - sleep is critical. But for those in recovery, sleep can be elusive, at...

Harm Reduction for Drug Addiction – Good Policy?

Should Harm Reduction Approaches to Drug Addiction be Implemented?   Not Possible to Force Addicts to Stop Using  Recovery from any addiction is extremely difficult. Addicts must have a strong personal desire - and resolve - to stop using. Everyone in the drug...

Science of Hangovers

Hangovers: It's the AcetaldehydeMostly...| AcH creates both unpleasant aversive reactions that protect against excessive alcohol drinking and euphoric sensations that may reinforce alcohol drinking. The role of acetaldehyde in the actions of alcohol, NIMH |Can...

Sandia House Recovery Residence Exclusively for Men Over 30

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Opens Sandia House Recovery Living Sandia House Sober Living Residence Exclusively for Men Over 3o! Arrowhead Lodge Recovery recently opened a recovery residence, Sandia House. Our sober living residence is exclusively for men over the age of...

SoberLink Clinical Monitoring: Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Aftercare

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Partners with SoberLink Clinical Monitoring Helping to Prevent Relapse - One Day at a Time | Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is excited to announce that we have partnered with SoberLink as an integrated part of our Aftercare program. Aftercare...

Kenneth Chance Speaks at TAAP Conference, San Antonio TX, 8-11-16

Dr. Martin Keller, Ed.D.  and Dr. Ken Chance, D.Div. present at the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.Dr. Ken Chance is the founder and CEO/President of Arrowhead Lodge Recovery and Dr. Martin Keller is an esteemed...

Functional Alcoholics – Family Impact, Hidden Trauma

1 in 5 Alcoholics are Considered 'High Functioning' Emotional Impact on the Family Can Be Devastating What is a High Functioning Alcoholic? "The 'functional alcoholic subtype' are least like the typical alcoholic. They are often well-educated, middle-aged and with...

Truth in Opioid Marketing Pledged by Pfizer

"Opioids are Very Addictive and Not Very Effective After 12 Weeks" Pfizer has agreed to include in its promotional material that narcotic painkillers carry serious risk of addiction — even when used properly — and promised not to promote opioids for unapproved,...

NAMI – Multicultural Mental Health Health Facts

See this infographic and more facts at https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers. Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year.   Here are some facts about the prevalence and impact of mental...

July is NAMI Minority Mental Health Month

Minority Mental Health Month, National Alliance on Mental Illness Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can't we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to...

Staying Sober July 4th – Assert Your Independence

Assert Your Independence: Say No to Alcohol This July 4thHow did drinking and drinking to excess on July 4th become a national obsession?It is ironic that July 4th - a day that celebrates American Independence - has for many become for many Americans an obsession to...

5 Tips for a Safe July 4th Holiday 2016

July 4th Holiday Best Practice: Don't Drink and Drive. July 4th Holiday period begins Friday, July 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 4. The National Safety Council is calling on drivers to exercise additional caution and take control of their own safety during...

Fighting Opioid Addiction Needs Better Public Policy

Opioid Addiction Recovery: Less Shame and More Treatment Options One challenge facing society today regarding the opiate addiction crisis is a large group of “desperately seeking a fix” addicts. This group of opiate addicts needs immediate help in the form of a...

Addiction Treatment for Older Men

Rehab for Boomer Men Substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country. Older adults and members of the baby-boom generation in their late 40s to their mid-60s who are addicted are seeking...

National Men’s Health Week June 13-19, 2016

Focus: Men's Mental Health International Men's Health Week June 13-19, 2016 Next week,  June 13-19, 2016, is international men's health week - dedicated to promoting awareness for various men's health issues. Among those issues there is one which we believe is most in...

OxyContin – Opioid Epidemic Origin, PART 2

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 18,893 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers and 10,574 overdose deaths related to heroin in...

OxyContin – Opioid Epidemic Origin, PART 1

| With the consent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Purdue Pharma was allowed to promote its drug OxyContin as providing pain relief for 12 hours. Studies have now established that in many cases the drug did not work for the full 12 hours. Oxycontin had to be...

Memorial Day – Thanks for Your Service Veterans!

On Memorial Day 2016 - we remember the fallen. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Memorial Day is observed every year on the last Monday of May; and honors all Americans who died while in...

Doctors Must Carefully Evaluate Opioid Prescriptions

What Does Prescription Opioid Overdose Look Like? Dr Sanjay Gupta Describes it Like This | An opiate abuser is characteristically "nodding out" and often scratching their itchy skin. While their face is becoming pale and clammy, their fingernails and lips are starting...

Robert Downey on Iron Man and Drug Addiction

Iron Man Pressure is Nothing Compared to Drug Addiction | Robert Downey Jr will be reprising his role as Iron Man for the sixth time in Captain America: Civil War and he can feel the pressure. "Everybody rises from the ashes many times in a lifetime and at the end of...

Impaired Professionals in Medicine

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery specializes in treating impaired professionals. Our philosophy: We treat addiction on all levels – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual. Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65. | Addiction in the Medical Profession | Addiction and alcoholism are diseases...

New Study: Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Pain

| Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependency Mindfulness Works Independent of Opioid Neurotransmitter Mechanisms | Effective management of pain is a major medical challenge in our country at the present time. An estimated 11.2% of the U.S. adult...

The Benefits of Developing Emotional Resilience in Recovery

  Maintaining Emotional Stability in Addiction Recovery | Emotional resilience is probably the most important quality a person in a program of addiction recovery can possess. A resilient individual has healthy methods for coping with ups and down of modern life. One...

Impaired Professionals: Legal Profession

Lawyers at Risk for Depression, Alcoholism Arrowhead Lodge Recovery specializes in treating impaired professionals. Our philosophy: We treat addiction on all levels – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual. Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65. | The practice of law is one of...

Alcoholism in Men: Killer Disease

Alcohol is a killer disease, and it’s killing men at an alarming rate. What’s going on and what can be done to curb the tide? 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...

Mindfulness Meditation – The 10th Step

| Mindfulness - Inner Personal Strength and Development | Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. 10th Step, Alcoholics Anonymous | Mindfulness Training is incorporated into the core of the Arrowhead Lodge Recovery men's...

Boomer Addiction Recovery: Full Spectrum Approach

Older Men's Addiction Treatment - Holistic Addiction Recovery on All Levels | Individuals who have struggled with addiction know that addiction is a very complex problem that affects almost every aspect of their lives. Baby boomers, in particular, may have struggled...

Harvard MRI Study Evidence of Meditation’s Cognitive Benefits

New Evidence Confirms Beliefs of Experienced Meditation Practitioners | From the Harvard Gazette: Eight weeks to a better brain Although the Harvard study was completed in 2011, the study is now getting a second look. As more individuals and corporations are beginning...

FDA Black Box Warning Labels – Opioid Painkillers

FDA requires 'black box' warning on immediate release painkillers | In an attempt to slow the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday March 22, 2016 that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and...

CDC Issues New Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

New Prescription Guidelines - Chronic Pain | Curbing a 'doctor-driven' prescription overdose epidemic. March 22, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new guideline for prescribing opioids such as Oxycontin (oxycodone) for chronic pain;...