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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, “off-label” uses such as long-term back pain. The company also acknowledges there is […]

NAMI - Multicultural Mental Health Health Facts

See this infographic and more facts at Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year.   Here are some facts about the prevalence and impact of mental illness.

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 de-stigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African […]

Staying Sober July 4th - Assert Your Independence

Assert Your Independence: Say No to Alcohol This July 4th How 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 drink alcohol to excess.   Let’s Begin a […]

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 the three-day Fourth of July holiday period.   Wishing you a […]

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 buprenorphine 5-day step-down detox. This eliminates the physical pain associated with withdrawal. Buprenorphine […]

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 addiction treatment and getting sober late in life. More Men Over the […]

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 need awareness and discussion: men’s mental health.   Rehab for Men, Addiction Recovery […]

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 2014. From 1999 to 2008, overdose death rates, sales and substance use disorder […]

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 given at more frequent intervals to […]

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 the military service. In 1971, Congress passed the […]

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 to turn blue or even a sickly purplish-black. When the choking noises — […]

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 the day, pressure is […]

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 – not moral failings – and as such they can affect anyone. Those with careers […]

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 population suffers from chronic pain and the economic cost of pain is well over half […]

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 of the primary goals of counseling during rehab and treatment should be to […]

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 the most respected professions. Law practice attracts some of the best, brightest and […]

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 2014. Of this group 10.6 […]

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 rehab treatment model. Our addiction rehab for men treats men over the age of 30 […]

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 with addiction for many years. Other boomers have drifted into addiction from over-use of […]
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