This Year's Project:
Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc. is a full-service behvioral health company. It is the largest, free-standing, not-for-profit substance use treatment facility in the state of Iowa. For more than 40 years, Jackson's professional staff has provided a broad range of specialized care for adults, adolescents and families with substance use disorders, psychiatric conditions, co-occuring disorders, process addictions as well as behavioral issues. We also provide primary medical care focusing on prevention and treatment in a recovery supportive manner.
Expanding Eco-Mindfulness Program
At Jackson, we believe in healing the whole person. Creating a connection to the environment around them is a key component to helping our patients identify and extend the “pause” between cravings and reacting to those cravings. Eco-mindfulness uses specific traditional therapeutic techniques combined with strategic exposure to nature to help with this.
We have started the creation of our space that will be used. It currently is home to a community sweat lodge that was built and is utilized by our Native American friends in the community. Ideally, we will expand this area to include a 4 season gazebo for group sessions along with facilities for changing and bathrooms.