Cornerstone’s Howard Bowlin reflects on (almost!) 41 years of sobriety

Howard Bowlin

The final six months of 1979 were some of the darkest of Howard Bowlin’s life. Today, the spiritual advisor, military veteran and retired Episcopal priest recalls them with the stoicism of a man who’s spent 40 years working a one-day-at-a-time program of acceptance and change. At Cornerstone of Recovery, the drug and alcohol treatment center…

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Game day dilemma: How can I enjoy the Super Bowl sober?

how can I enjoy the Super Bowl sober?

The biggest sports event of the year is less than two weeks away, and for football fans in early recovery, a single question looms large: How can I enjoy the Super Bowl sober? To be clear, safeguarding sobriety is a decision everyone in recovery has to make, regardless of how long they’ve been clean and…

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Outgoing UR Director Dennis Collett finds recovery and a career at Cornerstone

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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Staying sober: Six tips to avoid living in fear of relapse

staying sober

Everyone who spends some time in a drug and alcohol treatment center faces a moment of truth after leaving: Will I be able to stay sober? The short answer is a simple one: Yes, if you want to stay sober. While relapse is certainly a concern — “there is evidence that approximately 90 percent of…

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