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Opioid Addiction & Chronic Pain Recovery

At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we treat opioid painkiller addiction on two fronts: addiction and chronic pain. Our physician is board certified in pain and addiction medicine.

This means we can treat both addiction, as well as chronic pain symptoms. Our program requires a 12-week residential stay that may be covered by medical insurance plans. We also work with worker’s compensation companies for those whose injury was work related.

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is a small, private residential-only addiction, co-occurring disorder and trauma treatment program for men 30 and older; located in the beautiful mountains of Prescott, Arizona.

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is owned and operated by Robyn and Kenneth Chance, D. Div., who designed Arrowhead Lodge to offer mature men over age 30 the clinical effectiveness, safety and comfort of a gender and age-specific treatment environment. Arrowhead Lodge Recovery employs a highly experienced and licensed team consisting of a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, registered nurse, licensed therapists, and nutritionist.

The experienced and accredited Arrowhead Lodge Team 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.

Rapid Rise in Opioid Addiction Rates

Approximately 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States, are addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers as of 2012. The reason for the rapid rise in addiction is due to the dramatic increase in physicians who prescribe opioid painkillers. And the increase in overdose from prescription opioids has more than tripled over the past 20 years.

Long Term – Opioid Use Can Actually Increase Pain

  • The irony is that while opioid painkillers are prescribed to treat pain, the long-term effect of using these painkillers is that pain symptoms actually get worse! It is an insidious cycle – opioids are taken to reduce pain, but symptoms actually increase requiring larger doses of painkillers.
  • Addiction to prescription painkillers, as far as the brain is concerned, is no different than addiction to heroin. But those who are addicted to prescription painkillers do not see themselves as be the same as heroin addicts.
  • Without any insight into their addiction, these individuals are not easily convinced they have a drug addiction. Which makes getting them into addiction treatment a challenge.
  • Looking at the family, financial, career and legal problems of a prescription painkiller addiction, it mirrors those of any other alcoholic and/or drug addict. Family relationships are strained, finances become unmanageable, work performance suffers and legal problems arise. The result is that one’s life spins slowly out of control until one’s life resembles little of his life prior to the accident or surgery for which opioids were originally prescribed.

Should I call?

If you’ve gotten this far – you should probably call us . You will speak personally and privately with Admissions Director Robyn Chance by calling her directly at 888-654-2800. You may also want to look up Alcoholics Anonymous on the Internet for more information regarding alcoholism.

If someone close to you is saying your drinking is affecting him or her negatively, a confidential call to us to discuss it may be in order. Our Addiction Treatment Programs include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Meditation
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Community Model
  • Impaired Professionals Well-Being Program

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