I got signed up as an outpatient at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery. They term it as the best solution for 30+ men’s Addiction problems. After signing up I was told that a counselor from their end would come to see me and investigate my issues on a day and time.
I developed an addiction towards hydromorphone when I got fired from my job. The reason behind me getting fired was a wrong decision taken by me on one specific project. My relatives noticed a drastic change in my behavior and it was finally after slapping my sister that I realized how this drug was spoiling my future chances for a better life.
On my first interaction with the counselor at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery seemed nice and he asked me relevant questions as well as inquired about my addiction’s history and many other things. Before leaving he told me that he will get back to me with further instructions. I waited for 2 days and did not receive any call from him or Arrowhead Lodge Recovery.
I called Arrowhead to inquire about what was up with my case. They told me how it’s going to take a day more for them, to recommend me with a perfect treatment which can “probably” lead to me getting sober. I checked their website, it was written that they do not see Outpatient treatment as an Optimal Solution, which made me worried. I received a call from the receptionist saying how my sessions are going to be conducted hourly every day. Receptionist was really bad at communication, I had to make sure I got all my doubts cleared, everything was asked by me rather than said by her.
I was informed “verbally” about the therapy which I would have to undergo, individually as well as in a group. I found that their charges were high in terms of the service that they were providing me. But then I was told how they took care of every patient in a special manner and even offered After-Care, if needed. When the actual treatment started, it got more and more confusing.
They did not match up with my timings at all. It felt like I was a school kid who had to make sure he does not miss anything from the school he had paid fees in. It was me who had to call them at the right time and ask for them, otherwise my money + treatment was gone. As a part of their service they offer weekly drug tests. I have had instances when my samples weren’t collected by their team and I had to skip that tests because their boy was not on duty.
Just to test them, I asked the Doctor’s views on the other drug which was like the one that I was given. The Doctor’s reply was rude. He told me that I am a patient and I am not supposed to recommend what he should give me and not. After this I asked the authorities to change my doctor at once. This change took them a week, which resulted in an unwanted delay of my treatment.
It came to my notice that all the verbal commitments they had made were not followed in the manner they were made. I was informed how patients are taught about the ideas that are helpful for them to become sober. Ideas like holistic living, spirituality, Yoga and Meditation.
None of those were taught to us by Arrowhead Lodge Recovery. I was just shown some videos during one of the Group Therapy that we had. I remember the receptionist saying how there will be workshops on the topic of Life Skills. I don’t remember a single call from their end about any workshop.
It is end of the program today and I am still not fully sober. When I told them the same, their astonishing reply was,” Why don’t to come, try our Individualized Treatment?” This kind of unprofessional behavior leads me to a single opinion about them which is: Their Outpatient treatment is an attempt to make more money from people suffering from Addiction.
I recommend Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Rehab Program to everyone that intents to waste their money and stay addicted for the rest of their lives.