Month: July 2016

Results from “Anything is Possible” 5K

The first annual Jaywalker Lodge “Anything is Possible” 5k run took place this Saturday, July 16th.  The purpose of the run was to raise money for our Alumni Program, and drew over 50 runners.  The course featured beautiful, local scenery as well as a climb up to St. Mary’s Church.  One of our motto’s at Jaywalker Lodge is “Work Hard, Play Hard” and those who participated definitely pushed themselves while having fun.  This community event also included YouthEntity for their Lemonade Day and The Aspen Strong Foundation, which are both collaborative partners here in the Valley.  Last but not least, we want to like give thanks to our awesome volunteers who helped make this race possible. We are looking forward to an even bigger better event next year! Here are some timing race results from the race: Male Winners:                                      Female Winners: Wesley S. 21:08                …

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Prescription Drug Abuse 101

Seems like every other day there is a new headline or statistic regarding prescription drug abuse or opiate addiction.  According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) prescription drug misuse and abuse is defined as the intentional or unintentional use of medication without a prescription, in a way other than prescribed, or for the experience or feeling it causes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call prescription drug overdose deaths one of the four most serious epidemics facing the nation. As recently as 2010-2011, Colorado ranked #2 in the nation among young adults ages 12-24 for self-admitted, non-medical use of prescription painkillers. Enough opioid painkillers are dispensed by pharmacies in the United States to supply each and every American citizen with enough painkilling pills to take one every four hours, around the clock, for a month! Prescription drug misuse and abuse is a serious problem…

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