Tag: CeDAR

8th Annual Jaywalker Serenity Scramble

Dirk @ Jaywalker Serenity Scramble sober event

The 8th Annual Jaywalker Lodge Serenity Scramble was a huge success! Close to 100 players came out to Ironbridge to support the event, and over $21,000 was raised.  We would like to thank all those that participated, sponsored, and donated items.  You all have made the Serenity Scramble what it is, and it continues to get bigger and better every year.  We look forward to seeing everyone next year! A special thank you to the businesses who donated items – Sopris Crossfit, Ironbridge Golf Club, Aspen Skiing Company, Kula Yoga on Main, Basalt Bike & Ski, Sopris Chiropractic, Two Leaves & A Bud, Whole Foods, ink! Coffee, Holistic Health, and the Roaring Fork Club. To all our hole sponsors, thank you for your generosity and support – Design For Living Recovery Center, Dothan Warehouse, A New Path, Fidel Duke, La Hacienda, The Rose House, Foundations Network, Aspire, A Way Out,…

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Continuing the Family Experience

Jaywalker Lodge Mural Reveal

In this months Jaywalker Family Program we had four CeDAR alumni and one La Hacienda alum in attendance. The common theme among their family members was that our family program is a great follow-up from their previous experiences. It is very comforting to know that our family program in no way conflicts with what they’ve learned from our referent’s respective programs… we actually help reinforce what our families have learned from our referent’s programs. This month we focused on understanding and healing. Oyen referred several family program attendees to The Bridge to Recovery and/or On Site Workshops for additional work on their enabling and codependency. Four parents were in personal 12-step recovery; there were six fathers and seven mothers in attendance, making a very robust and well-informed group. We were hugging and laughing together at the culmination of this weekend…which is a measure of success!

Issues of Substance Lecture Series

addiction team and support

On Friday, May 15th, the Jaywalker Solutions men and a few staff members volunteered for A Way Out, a non-profit organization in the Roaring Fork Valley that provides financial support to people who need treatment but do not have the resources.  The event, “Issues of Substance Lecture Series,” presented Dr. Michael Barnes, the Clinical Manager for CeDAR at the University of Colorado Hospital.  Dr. Barnes spoke about the chaotic life of living with an active addict or alcoholic and how this chaos is often experienced by the family as trauma which can interfere with the family’s or an individual’s well-being.  The Solutions men commandeered the registration table, helped participants sign in and receive name tags.  The men also were responsible for providing the documentation and certificates for anyone who wanted to received Continuing Educations Units.  Stay tuned because the Solutions service workers are on a roll!! Janet DeMars MS,LADC, CAC…

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Sober Ski Weekend

Jaywalker is honored to be welcoming the Phoenix Multi-Sport and CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation) group from the Denver area this weekend for another incredible weekend. This will be the 5th year all three groups have engaged in some sober fun here in Aspen Colorado. Make plans to join us Saturday and Saturday night for skiing and dinner cooked by the famous Chef Brian Trom. Afterwards we will meet at the Alumni Clubhouse at 7:30 to view the award winning documentary, Bill W. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Gender Matters

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love, belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brene Brown This weekend, the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) at he University of Colorado Hospital presented the third annual Gender Matters conference in Denver. the conference and its speakers discussed the evolving trend of gender-specific treatment services – not simpily offering separate facilities, but using knowledge about men’s and women’s psychological development and their experiences of trauma and recovery to guide clinical services and curriculum. TED talk phenomenon Brene Brown shared on shame and vunerabilitity and the need Dare Greatly to enter the…

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