coronavirus

In the wake of growing nationwide concern over the Coronavirus outbreak, we wanted to take a moment to address some of those concerns as they pertain to Cornerstone of Recovery and our sister facility, Stepping Stone to Recovery. We find ourselves in a unique position: We’re a medical facility with a population of immune-compromised individuals…

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how to talk to teens about addiction in the family

It’s not an easy task, figuring out how to talk to teens about addiction in the family. As a general rule, teens are walking maelstroms of hormones and emotions anyway, and a serious conversation about any topic can be vexing. However, it’s important to understand one thing: Teens are on the cusp of adulthood, meaning…

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how to talk to young children about addiction

If you’re wondering how to talk to young children about addiction, know this: Chances are, they’re more aware of it than you think. Consider: Earlier this month, The New York Times reported [1] on efforts in Carter County, Tennessee, to teach children as young as 6 to administer Narcan — the overdose-reversal drug naloxone —…

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Donna Stewart

EDITOR’S NOTE: “Meet the Family” is an ongoing series designed to introduce you to the people who make the magic happen at Cornerstone of Recovery. We’re a big company, and with more than 250 employees, we go days and weeks before we learn one another’s names and stories — to say nothing of those who…

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Cornerstone family

EDITOR’S NOTE: Once again, I find myself writing a eulogy for a departed coworker’s career. That’s on me; I knew Lin’s retirement was coming soon, but it wasn’t until a chaotic week of family illness that I got word Jan. 31 would be her final day. Fortunately, she was willing to chat with me as…

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how to pay for rehab or addiction treatment

Without a doubt, one of the biggest hurdles to finding help for an alcohol or drug problem is how to pay for rehab or addiction treatment. Federal statistics bolster that: According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug use and Health, an estimated 21.7 million Americans — more than 8 percent of the population —…

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addiction treatment and rehab options available to you

If you’ve come to the conclusion that you have a drug and alcohol problem and have begun to explore addiction treatment and rehab options available to you, the future may seem hopeless. It’s an understandable feeling, especially if you’ve reached a point of desperation in which you’re looking up a drug and alcohol treatment facility…

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family-related frequently asked questions

At Cornerstone of Recovery, our therapists field a number of family-related frequently asked questions by loved ones of the addicts and alcoholics we treat. Bryce Nolen, a former Cornerstone family therapist who now heads up our Family Fundamentals Program, has compiled 10 of them and provided answers that may help shed some light on what…

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Family Fundamentals schedule

The Family Fundamentals schedule is determined in advance by Cornerstone of Recovery’s therapists to give both patients and their loved ones an opportunity to take part in one of the most transformational parts of the patient’s recovery journey. The family packet provided to the immediate relatives of all patients includes information on local hotel options…

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