spirituality and addiction recovery

Few components of drug and alcohol treatment are more misunderstood than spirituality and addiction recovery. Many 12 Step recovery programs go to great lengths to promote themselves as “spiritual, not religious” in nature — but many individuals, especially those new to the recovery process, conflate the two. In addition, critics of the 12 Step process…

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addiction treatment and COVID-19

Like a thief under cover of darkness, COVID-19 has stolen from the East Tennessee addiction recovery community. At the same time it has decimated the population at large, claiming more than 170,000 American lives and infecting more than 5 million people in this country, it’s laid waste to the ties that bind those in recovery…

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gardening therapy in addiction recovery

When individuals struggling with a drug and alcohol problem consider rehab, gardening therapy in addiction recovery probably isn’t high on their list of potential amenities. Nevertheless, it’s found a way into the supplemental programming at Cornerstone of Recovery, where two raised beds adjacent to the on-campus fitness center have provided another outlet for therapy for…

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LGBT-friendly addiction treatment

For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender addicts and alcoholics, finding a facility that meets their needs — recovery from drugs and alcohol while also serving as an LGBT-friendly addiction treatment center — can be a challenge. Most drug and alcohol rehabs, like Cornerstone of Recovery — located near Knoxville, Tennessee — tend to promote recovery…

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addiction in the railroad industry

As COVID-19 numbers continue to fluctuate, two things are certain: The economic impacts will be felt for a long time to come, and those who struggle with alcoholism and addiction in the railroad industry would be wise to pursue treatment now, while there are resources in place to provide it. Like the aviation industry, the…

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is hand sanitizer a relapse

Is hand sanitizer a relapse trigger or a necessary preventative measure during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic? When it comes to alcoholics and addicts new to sobriety, it can be both. At drug and alcohol treatment centers like Cornerstone of Recovery, COVID-19 is a serious concern. As an essential business providing a service to individuals who…

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