Fort Lauderdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Provides Safe Haven to New Jersey Addicts to Escape the Holiday Stress and Cold Weather

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Cornerstone Recovery Center offers a sunny and warm alternative for New Jersey residents needing treatment for heroin addiction during the winter holidays.

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When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health.

The State of New Jersey has been battling a prescription drug problem, and now faces a serious heroin problem. Abuse of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers are highly addictive and were once readily available. When authorities enacted laws making the prescription pain killers much harder to acquire, many addicts began using heroin because the street drug is easier to get and allowed those addicted to painkillers to achieve a stronger high for less money. Dealers made it easy by delivering heroin to the suburbs where the prescription epidemic was ballooning. New Jersey Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez called the opiate addiction in the state “an epidemic”. The addiction problem is only getting worse, as numbers of admitted heroin addicts between the ages of 18 and 25 rose by more than 12% from 2010 to 2011. Heroin is a very dangerous drug and rehab is almost always necessary for this type of addiction. Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Ocean City, New Jersey alone doubled in 2013.

Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recognizes the need to offer New Jersey residents a place to receive alcohol and drug treatment in a warm, sunny and nurturing atmosphere. Since heroin addiction has become such a problem in New Jersey, Cornerstone is committed to offering a refuge to New Jersey heroin addicts seeking treatment. The year round warm weather in South Florida adds to the appeal for northerners looking to enter a rehab for treatment. Stepping outside of the environment has been known to increase the recovery rate when patients are not tempted by familiar locations and familiar faces that contributed to their addiction in the first place.

Cornerstone operates a newly renovated housing facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just steps from the beach. It is a completely remodeled live-in location with transportation provided between the residence and the drug treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center director of admissions, Ryan Johnston, explains, “We invite New Jersey residents seeking addiction treatment to come out of the snow and into Florida’s warm sunshine. When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health. Our goal is to keep your costs to a minimum with little or no out-of-pocket expenses." Now that health insurance provides equal coverage for addiction treatment and physical illnesses, clients have the peace of mind of receiving the proper treatment without worrying about the cost of rehab.

About Cornerstone Recovery Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cornerstone Recovery Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol rehab that provides individualized addiction treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse. Cornerstone is committed to working with family members and clients to ensure that everyone affected by the disease of addiction is treated with compassion and empathy. For information about Cornerstone Recovery Center, addiction information, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment programs, and relapse prevention, visit or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak confidentially with an admissions counselor today.

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