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Patrick Young Celebrates 6 Years

Patrick sober living

While there are many things I could say about my friend Pat Young… I will mention a few that I believe highlight what I see in him. I once heard a quote describing John Wayne that went something like, “He’s hard to knock off his horse.” This exemplifies Pat as a clinician and a recovering man. I have seen Pat swim up the proverbial clinical stream, against the flow, in advocacy of his clients. He always places their needs above his own. Pat is dedicated to those, new to recovery, who may share with Pat similar struggles with the early steps of recovery… Especially the higher power. Pat is an inspiration! Happy belly button and recovery birthdays! You’re truly one of a kind. I am glad you were born Pat! Oyen Hoffman, LMFT, LAC, MAC Program Supervisor Jaywalker Lodge

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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Welcome Patrick Young

Jaywalker Lodge welcomes out newest counselor, Patrick Young. Patrick is a 2009 graduate of the Solutions program so is well versed in the Jaywalker culture and 12 step recovery. Patrick holds a Master of Arts degree from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He is licensed in the State of Minnesota as a LADC which he is working on converting to Colorado Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) status. Patrick most recently worked at the Dakota Treatment Center is Burnsville Minnesota and has done internships at the Jellinek and Tiebout units (Hazelden) as well as at The Retreat. Prior to entering the addiction field as a professional, Patrick worked as a journalist for the Durango Herald. While at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Patrick won the Excellence in Writing Award for “Secular and Sober: Promoting post treatment Alcoholics Anonymous participation among atheist and agnostic patients.” Patrick brings much enthusiasm…

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