Tag: Colorado treatment

Stacy Celebrates 12

12 years of sobriety for Stacy Lee, that’s as she noted 4,380 days of continuous sobriety from drugs and alcohol. Stacy Lee is a fantastic Mother, wife and Friend. Her journey has led her to a Masters in Spiritual Psychology and a solid foundation in the community of AA. She actually did not shed a tear this weekend through UCLA’s loss to the Trojan Nation as she carries degrees from both universities. What’s most amazing about Stacy Lee is that she represents peace and safety to so many. She is a healer and the safest of containers for so many who are suffering. We here at Jaywalker our both proud of her as a provider of care but mostly as a safe place for our guys to go to find their spiritual path. Great job Stacy Lee! We are proud of you and thankful for the love & Light you bring into each…

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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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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!

Congrats Patrick

Patrick Young, our newest addition to the Jaywalker Staff, just celebrated his 5 Year Sobriety Birthday yesterday. Pat made the move from Minnesota to Carbondale to work here. He is one of our alumni and lives his life to the fullest. He has a new job and a new home and still takes the time to explore Colorado on his off hours. He’s been backpacking and camping with his friends quite a bit this summer in Colorado. During that time he has summited 6 Fourteeners; four of which were in one day. This stamina and determination is part of who he is. We see this in his sobriety, how he has attacked his new career and his overwhelming love for the outdoors. He is one of our staff who steps up to go on the expeditions with our clients. Whether it’s camping at Twin Lakes, Mountain Biking in Moab or…

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Solutions Service Work

This week Solutions went to the Ross Montessori Public Charter School here in Carbondale to help install new playground equipment.  In the past month this is the second time we got a chance to directly help our town of Carbondale, CO.  We really enjoy giving back to the town that means so much to me and a lot of other Jaywalker alums who have all experienced the life changing event of getting sober in this beautiful fun filled area. We dug some serious holes. A type of work many of us have become quite good at. Then we hoisted what seemed like 1000 pound metal contraption on top of some pillars giving the kids a new fun piece of playground equipment. We look forward to continue to be of service. When there is volunteer work to be done the people of Carbondale know who to call. For more pictures please…

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Serenity Scramble

Just a reminder, the Serenity Scramble is just around the corner. Jaywalker Lodge is hosting the 6th Annual Jaywalker Lodge Serenity Scramble on Saturday, September 28, at River Valley Ranch Golf Club in Carbondale, CO.  All proceeds benefit two local non-profits: A Way Out and Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention.  Registration begins at 9:30am and the Shotgun Start will kick off at 10:30am. To register, please visit www.JaywalkerGolfOpen.com, or contact Kortney Hartman at 970-704-9292 or khartman@jaywalkerlodge.com. And don’t forget to dress the part! There will be an awards luncheon immediately following with lunch, a raffle, prizes, and awards for the longest drive, closest to pin, and best dressed team. We hope to see you there! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

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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