Category: Support

Grief After Suicide: Feeling Shame After Tragedy

Feeling guilt after suicide is a normal part of the grieving process. It’s a painstaking emotion that is a very common byproduct of the five stages of grief after suicide. The fact that it’s not your fault doesn’t erase the heartache of losing a loved one. We understand you need all the emotional support you can get to help you through the most difficult heartache anybody can endure. Though nothing replaces the loss of a loved one, the following details can be your crutch to lean on through the healing process.

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Outdoor Activities Are More Than Just Fun: They’re Healing

Time and time again, research has shown the importance of sunshine for mental and physical health. Sunshine gives us vitamin D, which is a mood booster and helps promote physical health. However, there are many other benefits to being active outdoors, as well.  The benefits of being outdoors extended to social and natural health, as […]

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What Is Sober Living and Why Should I Go There?

Jaywalker Lodge believes in helping alcoholics and addicts every step of the way in recovery, so we’re especially glad to talk about sober living. Sober living is the transitional living environment between intense addiction recovery treatment and independent recovery living. In other words, sober living is the buffer between working the recovery program in a […]

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Personal Touches in Recovery Treatment

Recovery treatment has quite a few blanket elements that are applied to everyone, mainly because they work for almost everyone. Alcoholics and addicts are always served by abstinence and sobriety. Also, both individual and group therapy tend to be remarkably helpful in recovery treatment. Eating right and being physically active never did anyone any harm. […]

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The Importance of Giving Back in Recovery Treatment

From a purely medical standpoint, altruism does not seem like an appropriate treatment for alcoholism and addiction. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the 12-Step program has an intense focus on altruism and just so happens to be among the most effective, successful, and versatile treatment methods for alcoholism and addiction […]

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