According to recent nationwide data from SAMHSA, about 5% of pregnant women used illicit drugs, while 9% drank alcohol and 15% smoked cigarettes. Unfortunately, pregnant women often experience more judgment than others suffering from addiction. How could you be so irresponsible?, their friends and family say. How could you be so selfish? The fact is,.. read more →

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that creates an irregular behavioral pattern involving severe mood shifts. Many people who have bipolar disorder also struggle with a substance abuse problem. People with bipolar disorder often use drugs in an effort to self-medicate to relieve the difficult symptoms of bipolar disorder, developing a dangerous cycle of drug.. read more →

This September will mark the 26th anniversary of National Recovery Month. Cornerstone Recovery Center is excited to join with Broward County in celebrating the accomplishments of those who are in recovery from addiction. The purpose of National Recovery Month is to exhibit togetherness and unity within the recovery community. Attendees include treatment providers as well.. read more →

Considering all of the clever names associated with synthetic drugs, it might be difficult to imagine the real damage that they can do. Some of them are more commonly known. Ecstasy, for example, has been around for quite some time. LSD, for even longer. But new ones emerge all the time. Some of the more recent.. read more →

Bipolar disorder, once known as “manic depression,” creates an erratic behavioral pattern. Mood shifts can be fast and furious, from the extremes of happiness to the depths of anger or despair. While everyone experiences a wide range of emotions, including some of the extremes, it’s the prevalence and lack of control that characterizes bipolar disorder... read more →