Remaining sober can be especially hard during the holidays. Family gatherings, holiday parties, and other social occasions can be very difficult for someone who is in early recovery. Thoughts of past holiday occasions often bring up memories of celebratory drinking or drugs. Although it can be very hard to get used to the idea of a sober holiday season, especially when other people around you are seemingly having a great time celebrating by using substances, completing a stay at a treatment center is an accomplishment that you should be proud of. Take this opportunity to celebrate not only the holidays, but also your new life of sobriety, which is something really worth celebrating. If you find yourself struggling during the holiday season, please remember that you are not alone. Help is only a phone call or meeting away! Here are some helpful and practical tips to make staying sober easier:…
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Hard to believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! As Thanksgiving approaches, there is no better time to reflect on the things we are grateful for. Jaywalker is extremely thankful to have such an incredible Alumni Group. To help celebrate recovery and fellowship we invite all Alumni & friends to join us on Thanksgiving Day at 4pm! Have a safe holiday and we hope to see you there!
With a lot of us away from our families for the holidays, we got to spend Christmas with our family here at Jaywalker Lodge. Over 40 members of the Jaywalker community spent this wonderful Christmas nestled away in the Aspen Mountains enjoying a 5 star meal at the Pine Creek Cookhouse. It was another wonderful Christmas with great food and great company. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Donnie Hagenbart Admissions & Marketing Manager Jaywalker Lodge
Today we welcome the New Year! The New Year gives us a chance to reflect on the year gone by and a chance to make this one the best we possibly can. Last night Jaywalker U teamed up with A New Path for an exciting night. Holidays can be tough for those in sobriety and what better way to celebrate new beginnings then with our sober friends in the community. Over 20 Jaywalker U and A New Path clients/alumni went out to eat, attended an AA meeting, and counted down the New Year at the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs. Jaywalker would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year. Here’s to 2014! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U