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 →

When it comes to substance abuse prevention, teens from all over the world often feel like “everyone” is doing drugs or has tried drugs. They may feel a societal peer pressure that tells them, “everyone else is trying it, why aren’t you?”  This peer pressure is technically a form of bullying and something kids today.. 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →