Jaywalker Lodge will be exhibiting and attending the Psychotherapy Associates Winter Symposium January 29 – February 2 in Colorado Springs. Please join us in the hospitality suite Tuesday morning from 8am – 11:45am for refreshments and discussion of our programs and best practices. We will be exhibiting at booth #24. Bob Ferguson’s talk titled “It’s All Greek to Me- A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Launch of a National Sober College Fraternity” will be Tuesday 1:45-3:15pm. All other details regarding they Winter Symposium may be found at http://cspaws.com
Tag: Drug and Alcohol treatment
We have launched our new website! Jaywalker Lodge inspires men in early recovery to engage in an authentic journey of healing and self-discovery built upon personal accountability, deep and lasting friendships, and the belief that absolutely anything is possible in sobriety! We invite you to take a closer look at the Jaywalker experience and our Carbondale, CO community. Click here for our new video!
Another successful family program! We had several siblings join us this month. Not too unusual but nice to witness how impactful our brothers and sisters can be toward our personal journeys in recovery. Our men were able to participate in the all-powerful family sculpture, allowing room for some corrective experiences with their familial past. They worked on developing clearer hope for their future, incorporating their new recovery family with their biological family, and much more. I had fun telling the parents that were present, if you can just stop worrying, maybe your sons can just stop using! They got it. Oyen Hoffman, MA, LMFT, LAC, MAC Program Supervisor Jaywalker Lodge
If the success of the Jaywalker family program was measured in how much Kleenex was used I would call this past family program a resounding success! This week we had about thirty participants in total hailing from coast to coast. We all squeezed into the library together and did some solid work together. The meals were exceptional, between Chef Brian’s cooking to Rocky’s cheese cakes, nobody went hungry. Our families bonded just like our men naturally do here at the Lodge or over at Solutions. By the end of the weekend they were hugging, crying, laughing, and sharing their contact information so they could keep in touch to support one another going forward. The “We” in recovery seemed to have significant meaning for our family members. Our family members raved about several parts to their weekend here. One area they raved about was our excellent volunteer speakers, Mr. Dirk Eldredge…
Solutions men found shelter in in the walk in refrigerator of a local restaurant, an F2 tornado passing a half mile to the west of our location. We were in Moore, Ok to aid in the ongoing reconstruction of this city from an F5 tornado that took the lives of 24 and devastated this community in May 2013. Déjà vu: Another twister to scar the psyche of this town. The local news spoke of resilience, perseverance, and of Moore “being prepared” for this. Perhaps so. Yet the faces in that walk in spoke of fear, anguish, and “NOT AGAIN!” Weeping children clinging to parental comfort, angry men enraged at Mother Nature’s cruel joke. These people had just emerged from catastrophe, only to taste it once again. There are storm shelters in nearly every yard here. 8’ by 8’ cement boxes buried underground where many found themselves as this storm passed….
80 years ago today the founder of Alcoholic Anonymous, Bill Wilson, had his last drink before entering the hospital. After meeting Dr. Bob, in Akron, Ohio, they developed what is now the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.. Alcoholics Anonymous has saved millions and we could not have done it without the work of the founders and the other alcoholics who made this program what it is today, one alcoholic talking to another in the hope of saving lives. TIME Magazine published a tribute to the AA program. To take a look at the article click here. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or (970) 704-9292.
We have a 100% employment rate for the first time ever in the Jaywalker Modified Integrated Outpatient Program. The jobs range from sheet metal and steel fabrication to ticket sales and food service at Aspen SkiCo. Several of our men are working in retail and another is working in holiday seasonal work decorating Aspen’s finest hotels and residences. With gainful employment comes the challenge of balancing work life, social life and recovery life. With a focus on the joy of living, the men can support one another in the MIOP group process and help each other navigate the day to day challenges that can threaten sobriety. This work plays out in our group each Monday and Thursday evening with constructive feedback that challenges behaviors, and the sharing of ideas and behaviors that bring success in recovery. With everyone working, we are challenged to find a day each month where we…