Jackson Recovery Centers - Synergy Center
1267 West Cedar Loop Road, Cherokee, Iowa, 51012
Jackson Recovery Centers provide gender-specific, evidence-based treatment for adults and adolescents suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders, in addition to specialized programs for pregnant and post-partum women. Treatment options include detoxification and stabilization, and residential, transitional living and outpatient programs. Rooted in the 12-Steps, treatment includes individual and group counseling, life skills training and aftercare.
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Family ProgramResearch shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
12-StepThe term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
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Meet the Staff
- Carey SnowExecutive DirectorCarey Snow is the Executive Director of the Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc. Foundation and the Vice President of Resource Development at Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc. Carey has over 20 years of expertise in non-profit executive leadership, fund development and operations management. She has comprehensive training in conflict resolution. Carey received her education from Mary Mount California University and California State University at Sacramento. Carey has also completed extensive studies in mediation at the National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego.
- David Paulsrud, M.D.Medical DirectorDavid Paulsrud, M.D., is the Medical Director at Jackson Recovery Centers. He has over 50 years of medical experience, and has been with Jackson Recovery Centers for almost 20 years. Prior to his work at Jackson Recovery, Dr. Paulsrud served as an orthopaedic surgeon in Sioux City, and served as a doctor in the Army for 11 years, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Dr. Paulsrud has been honored with several local honors including, Sertoma Service of Mankind Award, AID Center Distinguished Community Leadership Award, and Morningside College Honorary Doctorate in Community Service. He also served on the Sioux City City Council from 1987-1992. Dr. Paulsrud received his medical degree from the University of Iowa.