Getting sober is difficult, but dealing with symptoms of post-acute withdrawal—irritability, insomnia, anxiety, and depression, to name a few—can be the most challenging. A key to relapse prevention is learning how to deal with stressful emotional triggers, and exercise is often recommended in recovery programs. Exercise can be beneficial in getting your heart pumping and.. read more →

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process that can leave the addict and their loved ones wondering what can trigger a drug relapse. Addiction relapse triggers are different for everyone. The key is identifying your triggers and then finding alternative behaviors to divert behaviors that are negative or harmful. Identifying your own triggers and recognizing.. read more →

Sometimes we choose our destiny and sometimes our destiny chooses us. Maybe destiny plays a little bit of both roles in Maureen Donadio’s life. As the Founder of Cornerstone Recovery Center, Maureen’s life revolves around saving other people – but at one point in her life, it was Maureen who needed saving. Growing up in.. read more →

The holidays are a time for joy and celebration, but at the same time they can also be filled with stressful situations and prompt feelings of loneliness. The stress and loneliness felt during this time can be triggers for addiction relapse. Whether you are newly in recovery or have been sober for years, it is.. read more →

When you finish your in-house treatment program at Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, that is not the end of your relationship with us, it is just the beginning. We offer relapse prevention planning programs and monthly alumni events to provide ongoing support even after treatment is completed. Our addiction recovery programs are tailored for.. read more →

The Importance of Attending Meetings Regularly Attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings is an important part of maintaining sobriety, preventing relapse, and receiving support from the community. The ongoing level of support provided at meetings helps many people avoid negative situations and keep a positive outlook on sobriety and life. Attending meetings.. read more →