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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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MOTIVATIONAL MUSINGS: America the beautiful

By Steve Wildsmith | Jun 29, 2018

On the cusp of America’s 242nd birthday, I look out at the American landscape, and I’m troubled. If you keep up with the news at all, you probably feel the same way. We’re living in strange times, where “facts” seem to be malleable and everyone has a point to make. There’s a lot of seething…

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MOTIVATIONAL MUSINGS: Just stop and dance!

By Steve Wildsmith | Jun 15, 2018

Sometimes, we need to let go of the seriousness of it all and have a little fun. That said, click on the video below. Make sure your speakers are turned up. Get up. Dance. If a coworker is nearby, grab them and dance. Enjoy your Friday and your weekend, and do something nice for yourself.…

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From pain, comes beauty

By Steve Wildsmith | Jun 12, 2018

I almost didn’t recognize her when I saw her at a meeting the other day. I still can’t remember her name – it feels, sometimes, as if I’ve vanquished more brain cells than I have left! – but I remember her face. I remember seeing her the first time I sat in on the Friday…

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MOTIVATIONAL MUSINGS: Putting the rest of the world on pause sometimes necessary for sanity

By Steve Wildsmith | Jun 8, 2018

You know, I was in the middle of a long and thoughtful post about the suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, which hit me hard this morning. I wasn’t an avid fan, but any time someone chooses to end their own life — a permanent solution to a temporary problem, as one of my old…

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MOTIVATIONAL MUSINGS: Recovery reveals the beauty that addiction hides with darkness

By Steve Wildsmith | Jun 1, 2018

I almost didn’t recognize her when I saw her at a meeting the other day. I still can’t remember her name — it feels, sometimes, as if I’ve vanquished more brain cells than I have left! — but I remember her face. I remember seeing her the first time I sat in on the Friday…

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MOTIVATIONAL MUSINGS: On the cusp of adulthood, graduates remind us of who we were

By Steve Wildsmith | May 25, 2018

Driving through downtown Maryville recently, I saw a couple of kids in caps and gowns, and I just happened to be listening to one of my favorite tracks by hip-hop artist Sage Francis, and it all came rushing back. (As an aside: I know a lot of you probably aren’t fans of rap or hip-hop,…

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10 Things About Rehab

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drug Rehab

By Steve Wildsmith | May 24, 2018

If you’re considering seeking help at an Asheville drug rehab, there are some things you probably haven’t considered. Of course, no one wants to go to drug rehab. Sure, an addict might want to stop using, but rehab? That’s a scary concept. There’s comfort in familiarity, after all, even if the familiar is miserable. With…

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Addiction Asheville

Who says addicts are sick? Just about anyone with a professional medical background

By Steve Wildsmith | May 21, 2018

For many addicts in Western North Carolina, guilt and shame are two emotions that keep many people from seeking help from a drug rehab program in Asheville .Their problem, they mistakenly believe, is a moral failing, a result of a lack of willpower that they don’t see themselves possessing. They’ve been conditioned by society –…

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Alcohol Alternative Kombucha In Asheville NC

Hold the Booze, Pass the Booch: Alternatives to Drinking Alcohol in Asheville

By Steve Wildsmith | May 21, 2018

In the Land of the Sky, it may seem like beer flows from the taps of every home and restaurant, and that it’s impossible to live a sober lifestyle because of such abundance. Needless to say, the prevalence of alcohol leads many individuals to seek alcoholism treatment in Asheville ; after all, according to a…

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