Tag: Colorado AA Treatment

Rocky Mountain Recreation

Jaywalker Lodge is nestled in the Roaring Fork Valley on Main Street in Carbondale, Colorado. Jaywalker’s recreational programing has access to Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, Glenwood springs and Carbondale trail systems, parks and resorts. Our goal with Jaywalker clients is to incorporate recreation in communities other than our home in Carbondale. We travel with our clients to experience recreation and AA in other Colorado communities like Vail, Winter Park, Keystone, Breckenridge, and use the 10th Mountain Division Hut system on guided trips. Exposure for our clients to learn to travel, recreate, and integrate in different communities is a crucial skill in recovery. We offer safe and supportive programing to take full advantage of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in all seasons.

8th Annual Serenity Scramble

Bobby Serenity scramble

Another reminder for the 8th Annual Jaywalker Lodge Serenity Scramble! This years Serenity Scramble will be held on Monday, September 14 at the Ironbridge Golf Club.  As always, the format will be scramble style, with registration beginning at 9:30 AM and shot-gun start at 10:00 AM. Registration is now open online at www.jaywalkergolfopen.com and there’s only a few spots left! To register by phone or email, or for sponsorship opportunities please contact: Kortney Hartman at khartman@jaywalkerlodge.com or 970-704-9292. We look forward to seeing you out on the course!

Jaywalker Ethics

Jaywalker Lodge Residential Treatment Center Mural

Yesterday on July 15th, an article was posted on the Behavioral Healthcare website, a site dedicated to the business of treatment and recovery. The article discusses legal and ethical rules in the arena of testimonials and case studies. Bobby Ferguson our owner and founder was quoted several times in the article which also references Jaywalker’s Code of Ethics. Here at Jaywalker, and at other treatment centers around the country, we often use and share our clients success stories as marketing tools. We are obviously very proud of our alumni, and sometimes nothing is more helpful to a man potentially deciding to go to treatment than the testimonial of someone who has been in their shoes. There are several key factors we want to make sure we consider when collecting, sharing, and using these testimonials and case studies. Obtain the clients explicit written permission to use the case for marketing purposes….

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Now Accepting Insurance

Jaywalker Lodge is pleased to announce we are now able to bill on behalf of clients and their families for out-of-network insurance reimbursements in all of our programs. Effective immediately, Jaywalker Lodge, Solutions and Outpatient treatment programs will begin to work with our clients’ health care plans as patients move through the Jaywalker clinical continuum of care. We recognize that insurance benefits will financially help the families who have invested in loved ones needing extended care treatment. Jaywalker opened its doors in 2005 as an extended care program for men struggling with chronic relapse, emphasizing transition into community in early recovery. We have expanded our services to include a total of four programs to help men through their first year in sobriety. Jaywalker Lodge, Solutions, Jaywalker Sober Living, and MIOP have evolved to provide our clients with a recovery continuum. Please feel free to call our Admissions line with questions:…

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7th Annual Jaywalker Serenity Scramble

It’s that time of year again! Jaywalker Lodge is hosting the 7th Annual Jaywalker Lodge Serenity Scramble on Monday, September 15th, at Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs, CO.  All proceeds benefit two local non-profits: A Way Out and Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention.  The shotgun start will kick off at 10:30 AM sharp, followed by an awards luncheon with lunch, a raffle, lots of great prizes, and awards for 1st and 2nd place; longest drive; closest to pin; and best dressed team.   To register, or for more information, please visit www.jaywalkergolfopen.com, or contact Kortney Hartman at khartman@jaywalkerlodge.com, or (970) 704-9292.

Last Call

The 6th Annual Jaywalker Lodge Serenity Scramble is this Saturday, September 28 at River Valley Ranch!  If you are interested in playing please sign up now at www.jaywalkergolfopen.com or by contacting Kortney Hartman at: khartman@jaywalkerlodge.com or 970-704-9292.  The cost is $150 per, which covers green’s fees, cart, lunch, swag bag, and raffle entries.  There is a $10,000 cash hole in one prize; and raffle prizes donated by Aloha Mountain Cyclery, Aspen Skiing Company, Sopris Crossfit, Kula Yoga, River Valley Ranch, Roaring Fork Club, Harman’s, Roaring Fork Crossfit, and more!  There will be awards for 1st and 2nd place, longest drive, closest to pin, and the best dressed team!We hope to see you there!

Congratulations Alex

Alex Colins is celebrating his 2 year anniversary this weekend! Alex started working at Jaywalker about 6 months ago and has since worked his way to evening tech position at the Lodge and primary technician in charge of client medication.  Through his hard work, professionalism, and client interaction skills he has become a valuable employee at Jaywalker. He is not only a coworker but also a good friend and roommate.  When I had shoulder surgery he was there like no one else.  If it wasn’t for Alex I would not have stayed sober.  I will always be grateful for his support during that tough time. Alex grew up in Philadelphia and enjoyed playing sports in high school and college at Ohio Wesleyan.  Today you will find him at the gym getting attacked by over 300lb bars, practicing MMA, or going out to the movies with friends. When you hear people…

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that helps participants learn about mental illness in the hopes of de-stigmatizing mental illness, and learn what various mental disorders look like.  Some of the disorders that will be discussed include depression, anxiety and substance abuse disorders.  Participants who take this 8-hour class will learn the 5-step action plan that will give them the resources to help peers, colleagues, friends, and family connect with the appropriate professionals.  This program was developed for the general population by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Janet DeMars, MS, CHES, LADC, will be teaching this 1-credit class starting Thursday, September 12th at the Lappala Center campus of Colorado Mountain College (CMC) in Carbondale, Colorado.  Class times are 5:15pm – 7:20pm in room 205.  Register today at CMC in Carbondale….

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10,000 Feet 300 Miles

Congratulations to the three alumni that finished The Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race today! Dave K – 7 hours 58 minutes Greg P – 8 hours 5 minutes Stephen S – 9 hours 30 minutes Stay tuned later this week for the full story

What is Masculinity?

Dave Landers from St. Michael’s University in Vermont and Steve Rissman from Metro State in Denver helped Jaywalkers understand how masculinity is socially constructed and they discussed the myriad ways it can impede, facilitate or destroy a man’s recovery.  On Tuesday, July 30, the men from the Lodge, Solutions, and Jaywalker U worked together in large and small groups to answer some poignant questions such as (1) how did you develop your definition of a man? (2) what emotions are considered normal for men and what emotions are less socially accepted? (3) how do you want to show up as a man today?  In the future? Dave’s new book, I Wish He’d Taught Me to Shave, will be released sometime this August, and will explore the ways that men and women learn about masculinity. Jaywalkers are incredibly astute men.  They were engaging in the large group and the small groups. …

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