Month: April 2022

We Can’t Go It Alone…

Going at it alone

There’s an old proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” In recovery, this proverb holds true – although if you travel alone, the only place you go fast is into a relapse. In our lives prior to getting sober, we likely spent a lot of time alone, whether by choice or because we’d driven people away. When we come to recovery at Jaywalker Lodge, we find a thriving community ready to welcome us in. We quickly learn that brotherhood and fellowship are a vital piece of the recovery tapestry. We can’t go through the 12-Steps alone. We can’t have a meeting alone – we’d just be talking to ourselves! We can’t fellowship alone. If it had just been Frodo by himself, they wouldn’t have called it the Fellowship of The Ring – it would’ve just been the lonely…

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Why Do I Need a Sponsor?

Why do I need a sponsor

Starting the journey to recovery can be a confusing time for anybody. As we make the transition from our previous life enslaved to the disease into a bright new life clean and sober, there is a lot to learn. Every day in recovery brings new lessons, new adjustments, new opportunities to grow and serve, and even new challenges to navigate. Going it alone makes the road harder than it ever needs to be. Nestled in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley, Jaywalker Lodge is a community of recovering people – staff, volunteers, and clients – who are firmly rooted in the 12-Steps. We all have mountains to climb. Sponsors are the sherpas that make sure we are equipped to climb the mountain and reach the summit. Just like every man who scaled Mount Everest had a sherpa with them, we will need a guide of our own on the…

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Looking Forward to Today…

Looking Forward to Today

In our disease, it can seem almost impossible to look forward to the day ahead. Today is just another grind to appease our domineering addiction – just a struggle to survive, to get the next drink or drug. The past is a blur of pain and regret. Tomorrow is a source of worry and fear and more struggle. There is little hope in our future when we are drowning in alcoholism and addiction. In fact, the only hope there might be is that someday we will get clean and sober. That hope is real, and it’s our best bet. It is vital that we hold on to the hope of sobriety. If you’re reading this, then that day is here – or it has already come, or it will soon. Hope and perspective are just a few of the great gifts of entering recovery. We are given hope, which is…

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Jaywalker Lodge Welcomes KC Gooding as Chief Marketing Officer

Jaywalker Lodge is pleased to announce that Kenneth C. Gooding (“KC”) has joined the senior leadership team as Chief Marketing Officer. In his new role, KC reports to CEO Bill Anuszewski, and will oversee Jaywalker’s strategic partnerships, brand development, and clinical outreach. Based in Carbondale, CO, KC will also supervise the admissions, marketing and alumni relations teams at Jaywalker. “We’re thrilled to welcome KC to our team,” said Anuszewski. “KC brings so much to the Jaywalker community, just as he does to the field at large. He’s collaborative, creative, and above all, KC walks his talk as a man in recovery.” KC began working in behavioral healthcare in 2015 and has held roles of Business Development Executive at 449 Recovery in Mission Viejo, California, National Director of Business Development at New Method Wellness in San Juan Capistrano, California and as a National Business Development Representative with Burning Tree Programs in…

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