Stepping Stone to Recovery
Addiction treatment concerns: Will TennCare pay for drug rehab?
Will TennCare pay for drug rehab? Yes, but whether those who need addiction and alcoholism treatment actually take advantage of those benefits is another matter entirely. In a way, individuals enrolled in TennCare — the State of Tennessee’s Medicaid program — face a dual stigma, and because of it, those who could most benefit from…Read More
A Christmas miracle: Stepping Stone to Recovery offers inmates treatment
On any other Tuesday, the courtroom of the Honorable Judge William Brewer, located on the second floor of the Blount County Justice Center in Maryville, Tennessee and a 10-minute drive from Stepping Stone to Recovery, is a beehive of activity. Judge William Brewer addresses the two scholarship recipients on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Courtesy of…Read More
Getting the help you need: What drug rehab centers accept Medicaid?
More than 20 percent of Americans are enrolled in a government-assistance health plan, and because their eligibility is determined by limited income and resources, many of them who struggle with addiction often find themselves asking, “What drug rehab center accept Medicaid?” Medicaid, according to the official website, “provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including…Read More
Stepping Stone to Recovery now in network with UnitedHealthcare Community Plans
Blount County-based drug and alcohol treatment center Stepping Stone to Recovery will begin accepting TennCare recipients of UnitedHealthcare Community Plans starting Friday, July 3. The recent agreement between Stepping Stone, a subsidiary of Cornerstone of Recovery, and UHC means that the addiction and alcoholism treatment facility now has contracts with all three of the managed…Read More
MEET THE FAMILY: Rod Jackson finds his ‘Happy’ place at Stepping Stone to Recovery
EDITOR’S NOTE: If you’ve spent any time around Cornerstone of Recovery or Stepping Stone to Recovery, you’ve undoubtedly met Rod Jackson. In the midst of chaos, he’s Zen master calm; in the face of patients who don’t know how to get honest, his piercing gaze has a way of getting through. He’s an integral part…Read More
Thirty years strong: How one man turned a vision into Cornerstone of Recovery
The portrait of William J. “Bill” Hood hangs in the boardroom of Stepping Stone to Recovery. For years, they returned to Blount County, Tennessee — hundreds of recovering addicts and sober alcoholics — to honor the legacy of a man most never met at a facility that shouldn’t rightly exist. Hood Hall at Cornerstone of…Read More
A SECOND CHANCE: Blount County inmates receive the gift of addiction treatment in lieu of incarceration
For Jamie*, the realization that addiction ruled every aspect of her life came in a court-ordered Narcotics Anonymous meeting. She had been arrested for theft over $1,000 but was out on pretrial release, the terms of which stipulated that she attended regular N.A. meetings and meet with her probation officer. She was, needless to say,…Read More