Tag: LAC

Art Celebrates 14

Let’s give a double “shout-out” to Art Kleinschmidt, Lodge Counselor, extraordinaire. Art celebrated 14 years of sobriety on 1/4/16. Art started his addiction career at Hazelden, where he received a Master’s degree.   His most recent accomplishment in this field was completing his credentials in the State of Colorado, 12/14/15, for his LAC, Licensed Addiction Counselor – thus, the double congratulations. He returned to Jaywalker in 2009 after running his own treatment business in Gypsum. Since that time, Art has been sharing his counseling expertise along with his experience, strength, and hope at Jaywalker Lodge. For those of you who don’t know, Art has an MBA and is currently working on his PhD in Psychology. He authored a treatment program called Planting Seeds: A Client-Centered Approach to Addiction Treatment.    He divided this program into four phases, which lends itself to moving a client from early treatment to second stage recovery.   Because…

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Jaywalker Family Program

Men's Residential treatment for addiction

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…

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