Addiction Treatment & Recovery Blog

Cornerstone of Recovery is an addiction treatment center located in Knoxville Tennessee. We have helped thousands of patients begin their journey down the road to recovery. Please enjoy our blog and we hope that if you or someone you know is suffereing from addiction that you are able to get the help you or they need. 

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Addiction and alcoholism treatment for veterans at Cornerstone of Recovery

By Steve Wildsmith | Jan 17, 2020

In providing addiction and alcoholism treatment for veterans of the U.S. military, the staff members at Cornerstone of Recovery face a conundrum: How do you impart essential recovery wisdom that directly conflicts with military training and conditioning? One of the foundation stones of recovery is the concept of surrender: the willingness to stop fighting against…

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MEET THE FAMILY: Rod Jackson finds his ‘Happy’ place at Stepping Stone to Recovery

By Steve Wildsmith | Jan 17, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you’ve spent any time around Cornerstone of Recovery or Stepping Stone to Recovery, you’ve undoubtedly met Rod Jackson. In the midst of chaos, he’s Zen master calm; in the face of patients who don’t know how to get honest, his piercing gaze has a way of getting through. He’s an integral part…

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So you’ve already given up on your New Year’s resolution to stay sober. What now?

By Steve Wildsmith | Jan 14, 2020

The first month of 2020 hasn’t even reached the halfway point, but you’ve already given up on your New Year’s resolution to stay sober. You had every intention of putting down alcohol and drugs for the new year, and you may have even enjoyed a few days of success. Now, however, you feel defeated. Hopeless.…

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Addiction in the workplace: How can I help employees with an alcohol or drug problem?

By Steve Wildsmith | Jan 8, 2020

Let’s get down to brass tacks, as they say: If you’re a business owner, executive, manager, team leader or decision maker and you’re not thinking, “How can I help employees with an alcohol or drug problem?,” then your business is suffering. To be fair, it’s already suffering because of addiction and/or alcoholism, to some degree:…

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‘Why should I give up drugs and alcohol for the new year?’ Nine reasons

By Steve Wildsmith | Dec 30, 2019

Maybe it’s a question you ask yourself every Dec. 31, or perhaps it’s only been on your mind for a few weeks or months: “Why should I give up drugs and alcohol for the new year?” Maybe, you think, you don’t have a problem with either. An important point to keep in mind, however, is…

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Why should I go to rehab now? We’ve got nine good reasons

By Steve Wildsmith | Dec 23, 2019

It’s Christmas Eve, you’re barely hanging on to your sanity and you’re desperate for the nudge you need to make that phone call, but you can’t shake the thought: Why should I go to rehab now? As you family gathers to celebrate the holidays, with or without you, you may be wrestling with the decision…

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Inpatient vs. outpatient addiction treatment: Which is the best choice for me?

By Steve Wildsmith | Dec 19, 2019

After an addict or an alcoholic decides to do something about his or her problem, the most important question they’ll need to answer is this: Is residential inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment a better choice? Let’s face it: Making the decision to get help, while never easy, is just the beginning of the process. Like…

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SOBRIETY 101: What happens at recovery meetings, how did they start and why are they necessary?

By Steve Wildsmith | Dec 14, 2019

With so many references to recovery meetings by those who are working on obtaining or maintaining sobriety, it’s understandable if you think they’ve somehow landed jobs at high-profile ad agencies or law firms where brainstorming sessions with partners and clients occur on an hourly basis. Often, their references are arbitrary and perhaps even cryptic: “I…

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Ten things your relatives need to know about your recovering addict this holiday season

By Steve Wildsmith | Dec 11, 2019

When your loved ones gather around the holiday table this season, the elephant in the room may very well be the newly recovering addict or alcoholic in your life. Everyone involved may be walking on eggshells, unsure of what to say or how to act. Addicts and alcoholics leave a lot of damage in their…

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