Family Fundamentals schedule

The Family Fundamentals schedule is determined in advance by Cornerstone of Recovery’s therapists to give both patients and their loved ones an opportunity to take part in one of the most transformational parts of the patient’s recovery journey. The family packet provided to the immediate relatives of all patients includes information on local hotel options…

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Dennis Collett

A NOTE FROM STEVE: It may seem odd to profile an employee who’s retiring, but Dennis Collett isn’t just any employee. He’s one of the longest-tenured members of the Cornerstone family who’s been with the company since 1992, and on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, he’ll officially retire. Cornerstone is more than just a company, however,…

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Cornerstone family

EDITOR’S NOTE: It may seem odd to spotlight an employee on her last day with the company, but Kimberly Bonta’s work with Cornerstone of Recovery Ohio has been invaluable. She has been, and always will be, family, and while the Ohio operations are shuttered after this week, her legacy with this company will live on, and…

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Cornerstone family

EDITOR’S NOTE: A few months ago, Cornerstone of Recovery CEO Steve McGrew asked for some thoughts on giving everyone an opportunity to know the organization a little better — specifically, the people. When a company offers a commodity as nebulous as hope and a new way to live, the most valuable resource we have to…

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Amy Sawyer opioids

Her mother’s near-fatal motorcycle wreck wasn’t enough to stop it. An emergency room doctor cutting into abscesses caused by IV drug use wasn’t, either. In the end, it was love that brought Amy Sawyer out of the depths of addiction, and she found it as a patient at Cornerstone of Recovery. Today, she’s approaching four…

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A sign outlines the original plans for Cornerstone of Recovery: detox and Intensive Outpatient at 1120 Topside Road, a.k.a. Hearthstone Lodge, and residential treatment at Tapoco Lodge in North Carolina. It may have been a combination of serendipity, dumb luck and sheer determination that rooted Cornerstone of Recovery to the Louisville community of Blount County,…

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Teresa Hazel TAADAC Professional of the Year

Award recipient Teresa Hazel, left, with Nancy Dabbs, president of the East Tennessee Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. Whenever someone in East Tennessee asks for help for addiction and alcoholism, her name almost always finds its way into the conversation. On social media, pleas for treatment are met with a litany of tags…

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