The war on drugs is a lot more than a phrase that you hear on the news. It’s a battle that’s been waged for longer than most people realize. But while lawmakers have focused on incarcerating addicts, drug treatment centers work tirelessly to help individuals – the people with substance addictions. The problem is that.. read more →

Opiates are a known problem. The heroin epidemic is evidence enough of that, with how it has swept through urban areas, and expanded its reach into suburban and rural areas, too. But what’s not as well known is the deadly opiate/benzo cocktail. This cocktail suppresses the nervous system, impairs or even stops breathing, and it’s.. read more →

It’s no secret that drug and alcohol addiction is a family disease. The lives of the addict’s spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters, friends, and even their extended family are deeply affected. They want so desperately for their loved one to recover, and sometimes, they feel helpless. Family Night at Cornerstone originally began as a.. read more →

Here are a few lines from one of the most popular and influential books of all time on drug and alcohol recovery: Some will be willing to term themselves “problem drinkers” but cannot endure the suggestion that they are in fact mentally ill. Sanity is defined as “soundness of mind”. Yet no alcoholic [or addict],.. read more →

Anyone who was at least of high school age during the 1980’s will probably remember the “War on Drugs.” This ‘war’ was supposed to curb the drug abuse epidemic in America. Unfortunately, the War on Drugs turned out to be disastrous. In the past few years, Americans have demanded change from the failed War on.. read more →

Alcoholism and drug addiction have long been seen by the medical community as a mental health issue. Most doctors agree that addiction is a disease. Addiction may not show up on an x-ray or a brain scan, but it is there in a physical form, just as surely. Therefore, the best way to treat alcoholism.. read more →

News flash: television does not always accurately represent real life. This is as true for alcohol and drug addiction as anything else. While some programs, such as the long running and very popular reality show, “Intervention,” are fairly accurate in their harrowing depiction of alcohol and drug abuse problems, others present a very clichéd, stereotypical.. read more →