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Let’s Talk About Ways to Handle Stress During Drug & Alcohol Recovery

The way stress affects our bodies is similar to the way addictive drugs affect us. Stress increases blood pressure, speeds up heart rates, slows down digestion, reduces the bodies’ immune defenses, tenses muscles, and interferes with sleep. In a summary of scientific research that looked at the connections between stress and addiction, the National Institute on Drug …

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Substance Use Disorder Lecture

In our last Family Night Educational Lecture presented by Cornerstone’s Clinical Staff team member, Dane Jones, he covered in detail the psychological and physiological effects of Substance Use Disorders as defined by the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition). This manual is the latest version of the American Psychiatric Association’s …

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What’s the difference? Alcohol Abuse vs Dependence

Alcoholism can be described in different ways, for example using the term ‘alcohol abuse’ or the term ‘alcohol dependence’. Do both of these descriptions mean the same thing? The answer is NO. No they do not mean the same thing at all. What is Alcohol Abuse? The term ‘alcohol abuse’ refers to someone who drinks …

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Protect Your Organization and Provider Network from Insurance Fraud

Ten years ago managed care organizations were primary and foremost referral agents for those seeking addiction treatment. This was a time when case-management and referrals were managed by real people in real time. Since that time, insured members find SUD treatment providers independently and often through misleading call-centers/ patient brokers on the internet. Head hunters …

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Top 10 Drugs and their Effects

10 Heroin Heroin is an opiate processed directly from the extracts of the opium poppy. It was originally created to help cure people of addiction to morphine. Upon crossing the blood-brain barrier, which occurs soon after introduction of the drug into the bloodstream, heroin is converted into morphine, which mimics the action of endorphins, creating …

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Dr. Stone, I am so grateful to your program and also your generosity. I was a hopeless addictwho believed there was no way of getting clean. Thanks to my sister and Cornerstone staff, I recently took my 90 day chip in N.A. Thanks, my life has been changed.
~ Isaac C.

“This was the best foundation I could have asked for to be sober. My case manager was the Best!! She showed me your life can be exciting and sober.”
~ Tina H.

It is the truly caring staff that makes Cornerstone the best rehab I have been to. The best part was finally getting my depression medications right, after many others tried for 2 years.
~ Jim V.

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