New Perspectives
New Perspectives

May 13, 2010, 08:06

Carbondale, CO
Tyler Richardson

Founded in March 2005, Jaywalker Lodge is an alcohol and drug treatment center for men ages 18 and over that utilizes the 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous daily, combined with wilderness expeditions in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Clients who enroll in this unique program must commit to a minimum of 90 days at the program and be in good health to actively participate in the wilderness expeditions and activities.

Founder and Director of Jaywalker Lodge is Bob Ferguson, who prior to opening Jaywalker was in senior management and business development at Promises Malibu, Crossroads Antiqua and Hazelden Foundation. Executive Director is Jeff Kremer, MS, LAC who worked with the Aspen Counseling Center as Clinical Supervisor; Program Director, and most recently as the Division Director for the organization's parent company, Colorado West Regional Mental Health Center and Dan Reed, CACII, LADC is the Clinical Director who previously worked at Hazelden Foundation for 12 years before joining the team at Jaywalker Lodge.

Each client is given a Master Treatment Plan which includes individual goals, group therapy, individual meetings with a chemical dependency specialist, in addition to mandatory AA/NA/CA meetings that are held off and Jaywalker property. AA step work is the foundation of this program, with an emphasis on Step One. The men also participate in alternative therapies which include: yoga, martial arts, guided meditation, and acupuncture. In addition, Jaywalker has an extensive expedition program with daily activities that include running, biking, weight training and Pilates and weekly and monthly mountain challenges which consist of camping, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, team sports and winter activities that include skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.

As part of the recovery process, Jaywalker delivers an experiential individualized four day family program designed to bring family members together to participate in group therapy and family therapy in addition to experience and bond during an experiential outing.

[This information came from the Jaywalker Lodge, LLC website.]

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