Tag: Residential Treatment Center

2015 Twin Lakes Expedition

Biking adventure sober retreat

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to volunteer for the annual Twin Lakes expedition; an expedition that I participated in last year as a client. This year’s trip would prove to be more rewarding than last year’s. As a client in my first 30 days of sobriety, I had trouble finding the fun in the camping environment of Twin Lakes. That was not the case this year, as I was able to get out of my own head and sympathize with the current clients in their respective early sobrieties. We participated in AA and NA meetings around the campfire each night, which helped bring the collective group closer together. I witnessed early friendships forming by the end of the expedition, which I believe to be crucial for success in recovery. The clients became more open with one another, and faced their fears during certain activities like white water rafting….

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Serenity Scramble Video

This year’s Jaywalker Serenity Scramble was the best yet! Over 100 golfers came out to support this year’s tournament and help raise a record breaking $20,000 for two local non-profit organizations; A Way out and Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention. Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention is an organization that promotes the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use in youth by providing resources, education, and leadership to schools, family, and community. A Way Out is a non-profit organization based in the Western Slope of Colorado that provides counseling referrals, solution oriented programs, and financial aid to motivated alcoholics, addicts and their families. A Way Out’s focus is to support primarily those in the Roaring Fork Valley who are unable to secure an appropriate level of care to overcome their addiction(s). This year’s Serenity Scramble was shot from above…Meaning an aerial drone flew over our heads as we participated in…

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Jaywalker Name

We love the name of our treatment center. The term Jaywalker comes from page 37 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous; it’s a story we affectionately know as the “Jaywalker Parable.” The story is succinct and real to anyone in the recovery community: Addiction is characterized by a cunning and powerful mental obsession that leads us back to drinking or using once again, always somehow expecting a more manageable outcome. The Jaywalker Parable drives home the underlying truth that by itself, “self knowledge avails us nothing…” Addiction is not a moral issue, nor is recovery an abstract concept or idea – the solution to our problem is based on a practical program of action. Our mission at Jaywalker Lodge is to help such “Jaywalkers” recover completely from drug and alcohol addiction. The Jaywalker Parable: “Our behavior is as absurd and incomprehensible with respect to the first drink as that…

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