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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 our clients. Our evaluation can be distributed to licensing or governing bodies, as needed. See details at Impaired Professionals Well-Being Program. […]

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 times more potent than morphine. Carfentanil – Synthetic opioid, rated […]

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 Purdue company’s 1996 launch of OxyContin. The federal government’s National Survey on Drug Use […]

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 join us for the world’s largest gathering of […]

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 reduced by more, such as hydrocodone, which will be 66 […]

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 individuals locked in a ‘one down’, ‘less than’ and devalued state. Resentment is a […]

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 can vary from year to year according […]

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 Recovery Story! We are seeking Recovery Stories to inspire all who read them. We will publish as many […]

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 mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain. Increased irritability. Numbness (feeling no pain or lack […]

Prescription Painkiller Addiction Epidemic Linked to Trends in Pain Management

Prescription Painkiller Addiction Epidemic – Linked to Two Key Changes in Pain Management Availability for general practitioner MD’s to prescribe a powerful opioid drug, OxyContin Aggressive marketing by Purdue, citing Purdue studies that OxyContin is non-addictive and totally safe for long term treatment of chronic pain | Opium products obtained from poppy plants have been […]

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 opioid epidemic sweeping America. Counterfeit pain and anxiety medications laced with fentanyl started appearing […]

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 best. Most individuals in recovery have encounters with insomnia. For some […]

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 addiction field agrees that addicts cannot be ‘talked’ out of addiction.  Addicts […]

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 hangovers be prevented? There is only one fool-proof, sure-fire, scientifically proven 100 percent effective way to stop a […]

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 30. Sandia House is available to any man age 30+ who has successfully completed an […]

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 monitoring has been proven to improve outcomes. In the past, it was only implemented […]

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 member of the Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Staff. Presentation: Addiction and Trauma Treatment for Mature […]

Statement by the President on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary July 22, 2016  Statement by the President on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Today, I signed S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 into law.  This legislation includes some modest steps to address the opioid epidemic.   Given the scope of this crisis, […]

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 stable jobs and families. This functional category highlighted the hidden nature of problem drinking for many […]
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