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 →

For many years, New Jersey has been a state known for its prescription drug abuse. Easy access to drugs such as Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers have led people to become addicted to these substances at exponential rates. In recent years, however, laws have been put into place making it much harder for those addicted.. read more →

Here in the U.S., state laws revolving around possession of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs vary from state to state.  Marijuana possession is legal in some states and not others. There are states that enforce drug laws more strongly than others while some counties within the states have reputations for enforcing the.. read more →

Alcoholism has often been described as an obsession of the mind coupled with an affliction of the body. Take away alcohol from alcoholics, and their bodies will begin to recover quickly in most cases, but the obsession of the mind can persist for a lifetime. It’s this obsession of the mind that can manifest itself.. read more →

We are pleased to announce that Cornerstone Recovery Center is now offering an evening intensive outpatient program (IOP) as part of our commitment to creating a lifestyle of recovery for our clients. The evening IOP includes a SMART Recovery® track, which supports and encourages individuals to live satisfying lives through self-empowerment, self-reliance and self-awareness. In.. read more →

Cornerstone Recovery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, approaches addiction treatment simply: we believe in hard work, not in the frills of posh rehab facilities.

Sweeping across the country and, specifically, the recovery community, many drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers are adopting practices that exist outside the scope of progressive, honest, and hard-hitting addiction treatment. We’re talking about the posh, resort-style, spa-influenced, luxury-oriented rehab facilities. We’re talking about the vacation-reminiscent addiction rehab centers that, though still attempting to do.. read more →

Crystal meth vaccines – aimed at inhibiting methamphetamine’s effects on the brain – are being formulated and showing signs of success against addiction.

Crystal meth has been the subject of much debate over the last twenty years, and considering the rise in methamphetamine abuse in that span, that such a discourse has raged for so long is of little surprise. Because methamphetamine drug abuse is so prevalent – “In the United States alone there are said to be.. read more →

Cultural and medicinal shifts have contributed to prescription drug abuse, and we feel that radical changes are needed to cure the painkiller abuse epidemic.

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shed some much-needed light on the truth behind opioid prescriptions and their influence on what is most certainly an addiction epidemic in the United States. In support of this truth, the article cites: “In 2010, there were reportedly as many as 2.4 million opioid.. read more →

Despite the numbers indicating that rehab is the better alternative, incarceration is still primarily employed in dealing with drug addiction.

President Richard M. Nixon’s designation of our nation’s “war on drugs” in the 1970s was a defining moment in the treatment of substance abuse and drug addiction, one that carried with it the unforeseen realities of stigmatization and marginalization. Because of this delineation, drug users and addicts are scrutinized under a lens of non-acceptance, under.. read more →

Prescription drugs intended for ADHD are contributing to prescription drug addiction among children, making rehab key and knowledge on the matter paramount.

In the world of drug and alcohol addiction rehab, there are a number of usual suspects that we’re more than accustomed to seeing. Amphetamines, opiates, cocaine, alcohol, and a host of other illicit substances are a source of constant distress to individuals and their families and provide for a difficult struggle when attempting to break.. read more →