In a report published by SAMHSA in 2015, some 16.3 million adults, ages 18 and older, suffered from an Alcohol Use Disorder (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. The WHO report goes on to state: “7.6% of all male deaths in 2012 were attributable to alcohol.”
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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.
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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.
The 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.