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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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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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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Cornerstone family

EDITOR’S NOTE: It may seem odd to spotlight an employee on her last day with the company, but Kimberly Bonta’s work with Cornerstone of Recovery Ohio has been invaluable. She has been, and always will be, family, and while the Ohio operations are shuttered after this week, her legacy with this company will live on, and…

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Cornerstone family

EDITOR’S NOTE: A few months ago, Cornerstone of Recovery CEO Steve McGrew asked for some thoughts on giving everyone an opportunity to know the organization a little better — specifically, the people. When a company offers a commodity as nebulous as hope and a new way to live, the most valuable resource we have to…

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Amy Sawyer opioids

Her mother’s near-fatal motorcycle wreck wasn’t enough to stop it. An emergency room doctor cutting into abscesses caused by IV drug use wasn’t, either. In the end, it was love that brought Amy Sawyer out of the depths of addiction, and she found it as a patient at Cornerstone of Recovery. Today, she’s approaching four…

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