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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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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is the coronavirus making your drug problem worse

Is the coronavirus making your drug problem worse? Well, it’s certainly not making it better, unless you’ve used this time of quarantine, social distancing and stay-at-home orders to quit altogether. While some individuals may indeed have used COVID-19’s interruption of life as we know it to nip a drug and alcohol problem in the bud…

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COVID-19 precautions

UPDATE, 11 a.m., May 7 Within the next week, Cornerstone of Recovery will begin testing all patients during the admission process for COVID-19 antibodies. According to Travis Pyle, Cornerstone’s Director of Medical Services, “While this type of test is not a definitive, it will give us good insight and guidance on how to proceed with…

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can day drinking increase my risk of becoming an alcoholic?

When it’s not yet noon and you’ve already poured your first drink, you may find yourself wondering, “Can day drinking increase my risk of becoming an alcoholic?” It’s an understandable concern, given the way the coronavirus has thrown so many things into chaos. Stay-at-home orders, social distancing and quarantines have been put in place and…

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As East Tennessee’s premier drug and alcohol treatment center, Cornerstone of Recovery is in the business of helping those afflicted by alcoholism and addiction through tough times. This week, however, the organization — located in the Blount County community of Louisville, just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee — expanded its mission to include helping its locally…

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