I’m Afraid I’m Engaging in Addictive Behaviors. What Should I Do?

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For those of us with alcoholism or addiction, it may be helpful for us to understand that this disease does not limit its symptoms and manifestations to only alcohol and chemical substances. The disease of alcoholism and addiction can take many varied forms. In fact, we may be engaging in alcoholic or addictive behaviors without […]

We Believe #11: A Healthy Environment Is a Healing Environment

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At Jaywalker Lodge, we live by a code. Our core values are the heart of Jaywalker. We know the disease of alcoholism and addiction — and the solution found in the 12-Step recovery process — firsthand because so many of us live it in our everyday lives. This personal experience leads us to do things a […]

The Best Ways To Deal With Being Overwhelmed


As much as we’d all like it to be, life is not always smooth sailing. Sometimes things just happen. Maybe it’s bad timing, perhaps we just got behind little by little, or it could just be too much all at once. Being overwhelmed is a normal part of life. And it happens to everyone, whether […]

Beyond the Obvious Benefits of the 12-Steps

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It’s no secret that the 12-Step program of recovery is by far the most effective, holistic, and successful method of treating alcoholism and addiction for both the short and long term. Simply put, it really works! For alcoholics and addicts seeking freedom and recovery from their deadly disease, there is practically nothing else that works […]

Taking It One Day at a Time


Pretty much everyone has heard this phrase at one time or another: “Take it one day at a time.” It’s advice that we might get at a yoga class, from a therapist, or a sympathetic friend. When we come into the rooms of recovery, we are likely to hear it more than ever before. Everybody […]

How Can I Be on My Own Team?


Many of us are blessed with a team of “cheerleaders” behind us. There are people in our corner, people who believe in and want the best for us, who will help us when we need it, and who trust us to learn our lessons and do our best. Strangely, so many of us take these […]

Keeping the Human Being in Focus During Recovery Treatment


At Jaywalker Lodge, we firmly believe that recovery treatment is not about statistics or sterile medical environments. The disease of alcoholism and addiction affects the whole person and their whole life, every aspect of it. By necessity, the solution must be holistic as well. But we must remember that we are not simply treating a […]

Health Management in Recovery

Just about everywhere we look these days, we are inundated with information about our health. There are thousands of new diet and fitness books every year, and trends seem to come and go daily. We see fitness influencers pitching wild products and intense new health “solutions” on television and social media. On top of all […]

We Believe #10: The Safety and Well-Being of the Group Comes Before Any Individual


At Jaywalker Lodge, we help men suffering from alcoholism and addiction — especially those who have found recovery difficult in the past. That’s where we got our name, after all: the parable of the Jaywalker found on page 37 of the book Alcoholics Anonymous. This same book also gives us the 12-Step program, the foundation […]

Jaywalker Programs: Solutions, IOP & Sober Living


Jaywalker Lodge is about recovery. Our everyday focus is helping men who struggle with maintaining recovery find their way to lasting sobriety and happy new lives. We base all of what we do firmly on the 12-Step program of recovery. We have a thriving alumni community that remains active members of the Jaywalker family. We […]

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