addiction and alcoholism treatment for veterans

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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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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get addicts and alcoholics help for the holidays

Your holiday plans are under way, but there’s an X factor involved that threatens to throw everything into chaos: A loved one with a drug or alcohol problem. This deep into November, those plans are coming into focus. Perhaps you’ve dragged the storage bins of Christmas decorations out of the attic. You’ve planned your Thanksgiving…

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getting clean and sober before the holidays

While New Year’s Day is often considered the opportunity to make fresh starts and big changes, there are plenty of reasons to get clean and sober before the holidays arrive. The clock is ticking, obviously: November is already here, but retail stores around the country have had Christmas decorations on display since the summer. Some…

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#speakupsavelives19

It sounds innocuous enough — “deaths due to intentional self-harm” — but the statistics compiled by the website America’s Health Rankings, sponsored by the United Health Foundation, paint a grim picture: More and more Tennesseans are killing themselves each year. In 2018, according to the website [1], the numbers rose again over the previous year,…

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John Caddell of Johnboy’s BBQ at the 2018 Mountain Laurel Festival. Less than two years ago, John Caddell walked through the doors of Cornerstone of Recovery as a broken man. John Caddell He’d lost nearly everything, he says, save for a job at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and his side…

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staying sober

Everyone who spends some time in a drug and alcohol treatment center faces a moment of truth after leaving: Will I be able to stay sober? The short answer is a simple one: Yes, if you want to stay sober. While relapse is certainly a concern — “there is evidence that approximately 90 percent of…

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