sobriety medallions

Coin, chip, key tag, medallion: “It’s not a badge of membership,” according to those distributing them at recovery meetings throughout the world, but as markers of clean time, sobriety medallions are the rabbits’ feet of those recovering from alcoholism and addiction. In 12 Step meetings, they come in various forms: predominantly, Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) groups…

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freedom from addiction

What does “freedom from addiction” truly mean? On this birthday celebration for the United States of America, that’s a question those of us in recovery should ask ourselves. Sure, we can turn to our literature, because the texts of both primary recovery fellowships discusses freedom at length. “If we are painstaking about this phase of…

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plans

Blount County-based drug and alcohol treatment center Stepping Stone to Recovery will begin accepting TennCare recipients of UnitedHealthcare Community Plans starting Friday, July 3. The recent agreement between Stepping Stone, a subsidiary of Cornerstone of Recovery, and UHC means that the addiction and alcoholism treatment facility now has contracts with all three of the managed…

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Knoxville Top Workplaces

Cornerstone of Recovery has been awarded a Knoxville Top Workplaces 2020 honor by the Knoxville News Sentinel. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of…

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Jessica Rains

It’s been four years since Jessica Rains, the Newcomers Program Coordinator at Cornerstone of Recovery, stood on the shoulder of the road outside of Jamestown, Tennessee, staring down the side of a steep drop-off where she almost lost her life. The year was 2000, and the accident — in which she broke and dislocated her…

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should I go to rehab away from home?

There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when choosing the right drug and alcohol rehab for you, and asking yourself, “Should I go to rehab away from home?” is certainly a worthy question. In many cases, leaving your hometown to get treatment for addiction or alcoholism is a necessity. After all, 60…

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how drug and alcohol treatment can make you a better employee

If you’re putting off getting help for a substance abuse problem because of concern you might lose your job, consider how drug and alcohol treatment can make you a better employee. When you’re struggling with an addiction, understanding that there can actually be benefits to getting help is difficult. After all, addiction and alcoholism are…

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