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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Cornerstone of Recovery now offers addiction treatment that takes TriCare

addiction treatment that takes TriCare

There’s now a new option in East Tennessee for addiction treatment that takes TriCare. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” — so said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a 1940 speech commemorating the sacrifices of that nation’s armed forces. At Cornerstone of Recovery,…

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Cornerstone’s Howard Bowlin reflects on (almost!) 41 years of sobriety

Howard Bowlin

The final six months of 1979 were some of the darkest of Howard Bowlin’s life. Today, the spiritual advisor, military veteran and retired Episcopal priest recalls them with the stoicism of a man who’s spent 40 years working a one-day-at-a-time program of acceptance and change. At Cornerstone of Recovery, the drug and alcohol treatment center…

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Caregiver conundrum: ‘Which addiction treatment center should I refer patients to?’

which addiction treatment center should I refer patients to

For the majority of patients, primary care providers have no problem recommending additional medical care for problems beyond the scope of their capabilities. But when it comes to addiction or alcoholism, those same providers may find themselves asking, “Which addiction treatment center should I refer patients to?” For major medical issues — heart disease, cancer,…

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Communication conundrum: Can you have your cell phone in rehab?

can you have your cell phone in rehab

It’s probably one of the top questions admissions counselors at drug and alcohol treatment centers get asked by prospective patients: Can you have your cell phone in rehab? While the rules may differ from facility to facility — and there are certain drug and alcohol rehabs that permit patients to keep their cell phones throughout…

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Cornerstone and the CCN: drug and alcohol treatment for veterans

drug and alcohol treatment for veterans

On a day set aside to honor the service and sacrifice of the nation’s servicemen and women, drug and alcohol treatment for veterans may seem like a topic best avoid. It shouldn’t be — because addiction and alcoholism are diseases, and they affect veterans at an alarming rate. According to a 2017 article in the…

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