Going to rehab can be hard. Paying for rehab can be even harder. It doesn’t have to be that way. When the time comes to make the call and enter a drug and alcohol treatment center, there are many payment options available, some of which are not obvious. Understanding the Financial Challenges of Entering Rehab.. read more →

Whether you are a New York Giants fan, New Jersey Jets fan or cheer on the Florida Dolphins, tailgating goes on in just about every stadium parking lot in America. A good portion of football fans out there are recovering alcoholics who still want to tailgate pregame, but it seems like everywhere we look, people.. 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 →

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 →

In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, we discussed five of the most commonly abused prescription drugs, including the symptoms of their abuse that lead to drug addiction. Today, we conclude our blog series with five additional prescription drugs that have been heavily abused in recent years according to the CDC. read more →

Prescription drug addiction is on the rise throughout America. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that about 48 million people (20% of the US population) have used prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes in their lifetime. Prescription drug abuse is highest among Americans aged 18 to 25. read more →

Ryan Johnston of Cornerstone Recovery Center, a drug rehab and treatment center  located in Fort Lauderdale, FL was recently interviewed on the dangers of inhalant abuse. Inhalant abuse comes in many names—huffing, sniffing, dusting, bagging—and many methods—huffing household products, exhaust fumes, or even whipped cream. Due to their easy accessibility, inhalants can be commonly abused.. 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 →