When Your Partner Is Part of the Problem

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Just because you’re in recovery doesn’t mean that your partner has to cut off their substance use for your relationship to succeed. Healthy relationships are built on a foundation of communication, trust, and respect; if you can achieve these things together, you can make any set of circumstances work. However, some people in recovery find […]

How I Escaped Rock Bottom: Marcus Clark

From Homeless Drug User to Saving Lives As COO Of A Valley Recovery Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8fuKZ98shM Podcast Transcript Brandon Lee: Hey, everyone. It’s Brandon Lee, host of the podcast Escaping Rock Bottom. I am really excited to have this guest on the show today. His name is Marcus. He works over at Cornerstone Healing Center in […]

Rebuilding Relationships After Addiction

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After making it through treatment, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild various parts of your life. One of the areas that might benefit the most from healing is your interpersonal relationships.

The Role of Ego in Addiction


You’ve probably heard it said before: addiction is a disease that breeds in isolation. For many people who struggle with substance abuse, the biggest factor preventing them from getting better is their own ego. People can feel compelled to hide or cover up their destructive habits, allowing them to build and worsen over time. Once […]

From Teen Addict To Founder Of Treatment Center

Speaker 1: This podcast is sponsored by Cornerstone Healing Center, where they guide people through a transformative experience and into lasting recovery. They focus on addiction, trauma, family systems and co-occurring disorders. If you want more information on how to get sober, call them at 1-888-320-7992. Or check out their website, scottsdalecornerstone.com. Brandon Lee: Hey, […]

The Spiritual Transformation of Recovery


If you’ve looked into Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or other 12-Step programs, you will likely notice God’s recurring role throughout its messaging. The “God word” can scare many people away from recovery fellowships, especially from 12-Step programs, which it features most prominently.  It’s important to realize that “God” means different things to different people. For the […]

Addiction: When Love Isn’t Enough


There are no two ways about it: love is one of the strongest forces in the world. It can often be intertwined with lasting happiness in life and is, without a doubt, one of the most special things we can give and receive in our short time on Earth. Love plays such a central role […]

Don’t Go It Alone: The Importance of Fellowship and Sponsorship in Recovery


We are, as humans, a social species. No matter how self-sufficient you are, history shows that we benefit from spending time with like-minded peers who share our goals and values. Fellowship and sponsorship are two foundational components of your road to getting sober, staying sober, and living a life that you feel good about in sobriety. […]

Battling Addiction During a Pandemic

Watch Cornerstone’s CEO Estil Wallace discuss the pandemic with a reporter from Vice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07lsXkWmpz8Elwood Porter II: There’s a couple different industries that’s pandemic proof and drugs is one of them. That’s never going to stop. Estil Wallace: The numbers of overdose and death are astronomical. We’re going to look back on 2020, we as a […]

I Think My Son Is Using Heroin


If you’re worried that your son may be using heroin or other opiates, you have good reason to take the concern seriously.  Research has documented that misuse of prescription opioids among youths can lead to alcohol and other illicit drugs, suicidal ideation, violence, delinquency, not using condoms, increased risk for acquiring HIV and sexually transmitted […]