Cornerstone of Recovery at 32: Big changes mark the start of a new era

Cornerstone of Recovery

On the eve of the 32nd anniversary of Cornerstone of Recovery, the drug and alcohol treatment center his father established more than three decades ago, John Hood is content. Although it’s a feeling tempered by a little bittersweet nostalgia, that contentment stems from the knowledge that Cornerstone is in trusted hands, having been acquired by…

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After more than three decades, Cornerstone of Recovery changes hands

Cornerstone of Recovery

Acquisition by Bradford Health Services to build on Cornerstone founder’s legacy Louisville, Tennessee (September 1, 2021) — Cornerstone of Recovery, East Tennessee’s largest drug and alcohol treatment provider located in Blount County, has been acquired by Birmingham, Alabama-based Bradford Health Services, the Southeast’s largest provider of addiction treatment programs, representatives from both companies announced today.…

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Stepping Stone therapist Denicia Lowe keeps what she has by giving it away

Denicia Lowe

On the other side of her addiction, Denicia Lowe remembers the staggering beauty of her childhood. Now a therapist at Stepping Stone to Recovery, Denicia was born in the East Tennessee community of Harriman, but her parents moved the family to the East African country of Kenya for missionary work when she was 6. There,…

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Congressman Tim Burchett lauds Cornerstone’s work with veterans

Tim Burchett

America’s veterans answered their country’s call for service, and their sacrifice demands service in return. Congressman Tim Burchett, who represents Tennessee’s Second District in the U.S. House of Representatives, knows that all too well. He recounted the experiences of his father, a World War 2 veteran who fought in the Pacific, and acknowledged the work…

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MEET THE FAMILY: From clerk to HR director, Jennifer Dacus helped Cornerstone grow

Jennifer Dacus

It seems like a lifetime ago that Jennifer Dacus, Director of Human Resources at Cornerstone of Recovery, started spending her Friday afternoons shredding paper. Back then, her last name was Amburgey. Cornerstone had only occupied a new 46-bed facility on Topside Road in Blount County’s Louisville community for a year (a facility that’s now home…

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Providing protection: Cornerstone offers COVID-19 vaccinations to its patients

COVID-19 vaccinations

Cornerstone of Recovery, East Tennessee’s premier drug and alcohol treatment center, is doing its part to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to a vulnerable population: its own patients. Health experts have warned since the pandemic began last year that addicts and alcoholics are particularly vulnerable populations to the virus, and last fall, researchers writing for the peer-reviewed…

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