While there is more than one path toward addiction recovery, we can all use support as we strive for long-term sobriety. One place many people have found additional support is in the sober blogosphere. Writing blogs is a way for some people to express their struggles with alcohol and drug addiction (as well as mental.. 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 →

Last month, we were proud to host the first monthly Family Night at our Ft. Lauderdale drug rehab facility. Family Night provides a chance for friends and family members to participate in the recovery process of their loved ones as well as learn about the addiction treatment center and meet some of the staff. Barbara.. read more →

After a relative lull in heroin abuse during the first part of the new millennium, this notorious street drug is making an explosive resurgence. Police all across America are reporting a sharp uptick in heroin arrests. In Florida–and in Broward County in particular­–one very specific reason is being cited for the unwanted revival: oxycodone. Specifically,.. read more →

Jenna Brody has been a drug addiction therapist at Cornerstone Recovery Center, a drug treatment center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since its inception, but she has been living in the world of addiction her whole life. With a Master’s Degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jenna will be rounding out her official training when she.. read more →

Only about 10 percent of the 23 million Americans with alcohol or drug problems receive addiction treatment, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Approximately one quarter of those battling addiction are also uninsured. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year by the U.S. government to thwart drug traffic coming.. read more →

On the heels of the anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death, let’s consider some facts about cocaine addiction and the dangerous effects of cocaine use.

Only a year ago, cocaine addiction stole from the music industry one of its most talented and revered daughters: Whitney Houston. Houston succumbed to her addiction on February 11, 2013 after an autopsy revealed cocaine in her system. Houston’s cocaine use, which plagued her for a number of years prior to her death, is presumed.. read more →