Cornerstone counselor tapped as one of Tennessee’s Faces of Opioids

Jessica Stanley — her admission photo to Buffalo Valley in 2016, and today as one of the Tennessee Faces of Opioids. The bitter ends of addiction are a familiar refrain for anyone who sits in a 12 Step meeting: Jails, institutions and death. Jessica Stanley, a therapeutic assistant in Cornerstone of Recovery’s Newcomer’s Program, had…

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FENTANYL: The history and contemporary challenges of the deadliest drug in America

In the latest edition of its National Vital Statistics Report, released this month, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention identified the specific drugs most frequently associated with overdose deaths in the United States from 2011-2016. Oxycodone ranked first in 2011, and heroin took the top spot for the next four years. However, in 2016,…

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