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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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non-narcotic pain management at Cornerstone of Recovery

Cornerstone of Recovery launches new non-narcotic pain management program

By Steve Wildsmith | Jul 26, 2019

Now, perhaps more than ever before, there’s a need for non-narcotic pain management within the framework of addiction treatment. Consider a recent staggering revelation: Over the course of 2006 to 2012, pharmaceutical companies flooded America with 76 billion opioid pills [1], enough to supply every man, woman and child in the country with 36 pills…

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MOTIVATIONAL MUSINGS: When words fail, we always have our hearts to give

By Steve Wildsmith | Jul 26, 2019

I’ve got nothing for you today. I look forward to sharing some insights with you every week, and I’m always grateful for the feedback, but the words just haven’t been there the last few days. I’ve racked my brain, gone back and flipped through notes and journal entries, but inspiration has come up short. I’ve…

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do I really need an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program?

Do I really need an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program?

By Steve Wildsmith | Jul 23, 2019

If you’re reading this wondering, “Do I really need an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program,” it’s worth noting: Those who don’t, don’t spend their time reading blog posts by a drug and alcohol treatment center. No judgment. In fact, we’re glad you’re asking that question, and we’re glad you’ve found yourself here, because all…

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10 tips to get the most out of a 30-day drug rehab program

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a 30-Day Drug Rehab Program

By Steve Wildsmith | Jul 22, 2019

If you’re looking for 10 tips to get the most out of a 30-day drug rehab program, we’ve got them. Because let’s face it: We live in a world that demands instant gratification. We want what we want, and we want it now. Hungry? Step aside, fast food; delivery services will now bring a Big…

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does insurance help pay for long-term addiction treatment

Does Insurance Help Pay for Long-Term Addiction Treatment?

By Steve Wildsmith | Jul 22, 2019

Does insurance help pay for long-term addiction treatment? No doubt, that’s a question many potential patients of Cornerstone of Recovery have. After all, financial obstacles are one of the biggest impediments toward alcoholics and addicts getting the help that they need. Consider the numbers: According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health…

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what does long-term addiction treatment entail?

What Does Long-Term Addiction Treatment Entail?

By Steve Wildsmith | Jul 22, 2019

What does long-term addiction treatment entail? If you have no frame of reference, but you suffer from addiction or alcoholism, you might think it’s similar to a jail sentence. It’s understandable; despite great strides that have been made in the past couple of decades, a great many people still view addiction as a moral failure.…

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Is Long-Term Drug and Alcohol Treatment the Best Option for You?

By Steve Wildsmith | Jul 22, 2019

Is long-term drug and alcohol treatment the best option for you? We think so. After all, you’ve decided to get help for your addiction or alcoholism, and you’re feeling the flutter of something you haven’t in a long time: hope. The future, it seems, is a wide-open possibility. After shrouded for so long in a…

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MOTIVATIONAL MUSINGS: Overcoming resistance to the solution is the key

By Steve Wildsmith | Jul 19, 2019

I chatted briefly with my buddy Brett the other day. He’s a Cornerstone of Recovery alum who struggled for a few years after leaving us, but he’s found our new way of life on the other side of the country, in San Francisco, where he’s doing great, gotten engaged, quit smoking, works with his sponsor…

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a sign you have a problem with cocaine

Do you have a problem with cocaine? Here’s a big warning sign

By Steve Wildsmith | Jul 16, 2019

Well … YOU’RE DOING COCAINE. If you do any cocaine, you might have a problem. Don’t take our word for it: Representatives of the medical and substance abuse treatment communities are in agreement as well. Dr. Malcolm Thaler, in a 2016 article in the online publication Uproxx [1], addressed the physical threats of cocaine use,…

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