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Recovery

Cornerstone and veterans: meeting the recovery needs of our nation’s heroes

When Rod Jackson first came to work at Cornerstone of Recovery in 2010, he noticed a curious anomaly in the institution’s record-keeping process. Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces were receiving treatment at Cornerstone, but they weren’t being fully documented. By 2012, Jackson — who now serves as the program director at Cornerstone’s sister facility,…

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What should you know before going to rehab or treatment?

The first step was the hardest, but now the panic has set in: What in the world, you may be wondering, have you gotten yourself into? Yes, addiction or alcoholism has virtually destroyed your life. Yes, you found the willingness to pick up the phone and call an addiction treatment center to ask for help.…

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Ten signs you may be addicted to benzos

It’s pharmaceutical title is innocuous enough, but Alprazolam doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily as some of the other street names for Xanax. Footballs. Xannies (or Zannies). Totem poles. Handlebars. Z Bars. They’re all interchangeable terms for the prescription drug that’s the most recognizable of the benzodiazepine family, and one of the most commonly…

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Ten signs you may be an addict

signs you may be addicted to opioids

So check it out: Addiction is recognized as a disease, but the official diagnosis is called a “substance use disorder.” According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet…

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