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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A rehab where you can smoke cigarettes: A necessity or an oxymoron?

rehab where you can smoke cigarettes

If whether or not you seek addiction or alcoholism treatment is dependent on finding a rehab where you can smoke cigarettes, chances are good it won’t be a deal-breaker at most facilities you call. (It’s important to note, however, that this varies according to geographic location: According to a 2018 report by the Centers for…

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