Gratitude Proves to Help those with Alcohol and Drug Addiction

It’s that time of year again. Turkey. Family. Gifts. Ringing in the New Year. But if you’re dealing with alcohol and drug addiction, the holidays can add insult to injury. Bells aren’t ringing; treats feel like tricks; and gift boxes hold empty promises. At times, you may feel that there is no hope, because that’s.. read more →

When you begin treatment for drug and alcohol recovery, you’re likely to feel alone—or at the very least, lonely. While it might be tempting to start a new romantic relationship, experts advise just the opposite: stay on your own until you’ve got some sober time under your belt in a drug recovery program. Why Stay.. read more →

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 →

It’s no secret that many people with substance use issues are confused as to how to label their problematic behavior: is it abuse or dependence? And, what’s the difference anyway? Mental healthcare professionals struggle with these terms themselves—and when it comes to getting insurance to pay for any type of treatment for substance use disorders,.. 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 →

Heroin use is rampant in Pennsylvania. What used to be an inner city problem has spread to almost all areas of the state. 52,000 Pennsylvania residents are currently in treatment for heroin addiction and 760,000 heroin addicts in the state have yet to receive treatment. The widespread use of heroin is being attributed to its.. read more →

Addiction recovery is no simple thing. It’s not a matter of working your way through a plan and then coming out the other side sober, fit and whole. Recovery takes effort, and a lot of it. But with Cornerstone Recovery Center, you’re not alone. Teamwork is what gives you an edge. Maybe you’ve tried other.. read more →

We are extremely proud to announce that we have received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation. The Joint Commission is a nonprofit, national organization that offers accreditation to more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. for demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in.. read more →