Tag: Mike Moreland

Mike’s ‘Going Away’ Party

Say Farewell but never Goodbye ” Michael Moreland Personally, I’m not a big fan of going away parties but today was an exception. The Jaywalker staff came together to share food, fun, and memories with Mike Moreland, Jaywalker Lodge Residential Manager, and a fond farewell as he embarks on a new life journey. We enjoyed great food from Smoke BBQ , Chef Brian’s famous fixin’s, and the incredible McDonald’s hamburger and fries- carrot cake by baker extraordinaire, Rocky. ( Really…not a typo). Mike and his beautiful family are heading back to Illinois to begin a career in the family fast food dynasty. Mike has been a Jaywalker mainstay for the last five years. The first year as a client and alumni leader and then as an invaluable employee for the last 4 years. He began as a residential tech, became the Solutions coordinator,a counselor in the IOP program, and is…

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Tobacco Free

Last week Jaywalker Lodge introduced the very first nicotine cessation program that is available to all Jaywalker Lodge clients. The program is a 12-step based nicotine anonymous group along with separate clinical support and the option of using nicotine patches or gum. The program is a peer driven where three clients have dedicated themselves to being nicotine free. They have announced their quit dates to the peer group in hopes that they will lend them their support. I have always had trouble with nicotine in the past and at one point was clean from nicotine for 4 years. The one thing that got me through in the past, was the support of the peer group and applying the 12 steps to my addictive nature. This idea came from a photograph that I received of Jaywalker Lodge clients on an expedition. It was a picture of clients mountain biking in a beautiful setting…

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Serenity Scramble

It’s that time of year again! 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.  The shotgun start will kick off at 8:30 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.

Serious Joy

Last week Lenny Beaulieu, Mike Moreland, and the Jaywalker Outpatient men headed to Moab for a few days of some serious joy. While in Moab the men played some golf, hiked some trails, and participated in one of the biggest trust falls out there; jumping out of a plane! This was a great way for the guys to experience some serious joy while learning how to have fun on a sober adventure. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Highway Helpers

What a better way than to spend the afternoon by being of service and helping support the C dot Highway cleanup. The weather was nice, the orange vests were out, and the smell of a clean stretch of highway was in the air. This was Jaywalker lodge’s first quarterly highway cleanup of the year; it consists of a two mile stretch along Highway 133 outside of Carbondale heading towards Redstone. The newly constructed Crystal River bike path on Hwy 133 is one of the major focuses of the cleanup. The quarterly cleanup is just one of the many volunteer opportunities in which the Lodge men give back to the community. What a great way to get out into the fresh mountain air and make a difference while taking in some great scenery. The men tend to enjoy the time being outside, doing something different, and you never know what you…

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The Bright Promise of the day

Winter Park Sunrise: To those of us caught in the abyss of addiction a sunrise was a rare and often abhorrent sight. The dawn of a new day was not greeted with anticipation of good things to come but rather with the bitterness of lost horizons. There was nothing to live for. Recovery is about regaining a sense of joy and appreciation for the amazing possibilities of life. Solutions men and staff recently spent 4 days in Winter Park simply having fun. Sore asses from frequent falls on Nordic skis, mogul crashes on Mary Jane, a 4 year chip for Mr. Moreland, and the fellowship of frequent laughter. These in the grand scheme may seem small occurrences, but in actuality they are the horizons so long ago stolen by our disease. We are here to reclaim those sunrises and the dawn of our possibilities. That is what we do. Personally,…

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