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 →

There’s a certain accepted truth regarding those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction: they have to hit rock bottom before they can begin to get better. The theory is this: in order to acquire the mental state necessary to make real change in their lives, addicts have to be given the gift of desperation, and.. read more →

When a person is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, the best-case scenario is that they recognize the problem and seek addiction treatment without being pushed into it by others. Unfortunately, many addicts will never seek drug treatment on their own. For those individuals, an intervention is the best and sometimes only solution. read more →

That title is not a typo: people really are smoking alcohol. Alcohol abuse has entered into a new, bizarre realm. read more →

Christine Perez-Gray has been the Case Manager at Cornerstone Recovery Center, a drug treatment center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since it opened in 2012. Having been born and raised in Miami, FL, Christine is very familiar with South Florida’s myriad addiction problems.  read more →

The risk of ecstasy addiction has increased as the drug has steadily grown in both popularity and strength. Ecstasy is composed primarily of 3-4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine (MDMA), which, over the years, has been produced cheaper and more efficiently as evidenced by ecstasy’s current incarnation: molly. Molly is a more potent form of ecstasy whose prevalence has overtaken.. read more →

Teen drug and alcohol abuse remains a significant threat to the fabric of our society. In fact, shedding light on just how pervasive teen drug abuse and underage drinking actually are, a recent survey reported that an estimated 17% of high school students are abusing drugs and alcohol during the school day. The survey also.. read more →

Crystal meth addiction is prevalent in the U.S. Characterized by a number physical and psychological dangers, addiction to meth requires addiction treatment.

The threat of widespread crystal meth addiction is one of the more pervasive realities faced by a culture struggling to keep rampant drug abuse at bay. Considering that a 2009 study found that 1.2 million Americans age twelve and over had abused crystal meth in the previous year, the fight against addiction to meth is.. read more →

Painkiller addiction in athletes is becoming more and more prevalent as athletes ignore the effects of painkillers in the pursuit of pain management.

Considering the importance placed on sports by our nation’s culture, it should come as no surprise that, more and more, athletes are at risk of painkiller addiction. In fact, it has been purported that “NFL players misuse opioid pain medications at a rate more than four times that of the general population,” and this is.. read more →

The latest victims of painkiller addiction are suffering from the side effects of painkillers before their eyes are ever able to focus on the world around them. A recent study found that in 2009 “about 13,000 babies were diagnosed as having painkiller withdrawal symptoms,” a condition that is often referred to as “neonatal abstinence syndrome.”.. read more →