Inpatient Alcoholism Treatment & Drug Rehab For Men Ages 18-25

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Addiction Treatment Program For Young Men Ages 18-25 Knoxville TN

Our Young Men’s Program is designed specifically for men between 18-26 years of age. We recognize that young men require something more than just traditional drug rehab. In our youth, our emotional experiences are more intense, our energy levels are higher, and our drug use often leaves us emotionally distant, mentally consumed, and spiritually empty. Through our whole-person approach, we tailor each young man’s treatment plan to meet his specific needs. We include individual therapy, group therapy, traditional 12 Step work, activity therapy, fitness programming, ropes course work, and family therapy. Many of our Young Adult Program counselors and therapists often found recovery at a young age which allows us to connect eye-to-eye with the group. With some young men, we incorporate, or rule out, the use of medication to treat co-occurring disorders, and we will incorporate psychiatry as needed throughout the treatment process.

During your first couple of weeks in treatment we focus on you, then we incorporate any family members you decide to include. Near the end of your residential program, we will work together to assess your progress and help you plan for the next phase of your recovery process in order to ensure that you are successful in your journey for a life change.

What's The Young Adult Program Like?

They trample and trudge into group therapy on a cool spring morning with the exuberance of a herd of wild palominos.

There’s plenty of juvenile humor and masculine posturing among the assembled group of young men as they clamber into chairs arranged in a circle. One grabs the dry erase board, another shoves a granola bar into his mouth before the therapist reminds him that food isn’t allowed, another begins riffing on a particular counselor’s deep Southern accent.

After a few minutes, however, they begin to settle. Counselors with the patience of Job gently steer them toward the goal that has brought them to Cornerstone: treatment of addiction to drugs and alcohol, and examination of the underlying issues that precipitate it and coincide with it.

They’re hesitant at first, eyes crawling the walls and the woods outside the window as the pain they carry bubbles up from places deep within, the black swamps of wounded souls and shadowy valleys of broken hearts. For many of them, they’ve spent the majority of their young years denying themselves permission to feel those things, and so they come to Cornerstone driven by only the most primal of emotions. Rage, sadness, lust, disdain … those visceral feelings are a reaction to the stimuli around them, the people and places that drive them into self-protective cycles of using to live and living to use, and it takes time and tolerance by specially trained staff members to break through the walls they’ve erected in their lives.

Often, what waits on the other side is what one patient articulates plainly: “A very lonely, scared little boy.”

His peers nod in both affirmation and familiarity, because they, too, shelter an inner child whose damage has driven him to addiction and to drug rehab. They come through the doors angry – at parents, at employers, at themselves, at the world – and helping them heal is at the core of Cornerstone’s Young Adult Program. They learn to be vulnerable – with themselves, their therapists and with one another – and what they find as they embrace the program is a brotherhood forged in the survival of addiction and the possibility of something greater on the other side. Finally, their eyes meet, and one says what all are thinking: “All of us … we’re family.”

And with the help of that family, as well as the extended network of counselors and clinicians, they’ll begin to discover who they really are and what they really want. Our Young Adult Program treats the addiction, but it also helps patients begin to answer those questions. Patients can, for the first time, see life with new eyes, and the light they find is one that burns bright from within instead of one that beckons with false assurances and often ends in trauma and tragedy.

At Cornerstone of Recovery, the staff members of our Young Adult Program find themselves renewed and invigorated by helping patients find that inner light.

The Program Includes

Lasts 28-35 Days On Average

While a month seems like forever on the front end, it flies by and is a really short period of time to make such significant changes

Individualized Care

Treatment plans specifically tailored to the individual's needs. Every patient’s care plan is different and is regularly updated to maximize effectiveness.

Activity Therapy

Patients will participate in various activities that will help reintroduce problem solving and teamwork which helps re-establish trust and builds healthy relationships.

Medical Detox

Medically supervised and safe detox is included in each of our programs. Detox typically lasts 3-5 days. Time is dependent on the substance and severity of use.

Semi-Private Rooms

Each rooms has two beds, a private bathroom, a desk and chair, a lounge chair, and two armoires to store your belongings.


Fitness Therapy

Our full-size gym presents the perfect opportunity to begin the physical healing process. Exercise enhances the body’s ability to restore balance and health.

12 Step Programing

The 12 Step program informs and influences everything we do. We also incorporate the best behavioral health has to offer. We are a dual-diagnosis facility and treat so-occurring psychiatric disorders with psychiatry.

Family Therapy

Families need to work through the issues and damage that addiction causes in family relationships. Re-establishing trust and healthy relationships takes time, sharing openly and honestly, and intentional effort.

Recovery Coaching

18 months of Recovery Coaching is available for every patient at Cornerstone. Our Recovery Coaches are available for support and connection 40 hours a week. We offer continued counseling, coaching, support, and online Alumni meetings.

What People Are Saying About Us

James Salliotte
James Salliotte
6 months ago
The staff, Counselors, and Therapist's are all amazing and truly caring. I will miss so many of them. The food isn't the greatest but they do occasionally hit one out of the ball park. Especially the brownies. The Medical staff is badly understaffed. My only complaint is they sent me to two out of network doctor appointments while I was in R. And R. I've tried talking to many people but keep getting brushed off. But this is just my experience. If your looking for your best Chance of sobriety. This is the place. You learn so much about yourself and why we do the things we do. And how to change those behaviors. I highly recommend Corner Stone of Recovery. "It became the solid foundation for which I'm rebuilding my Life."- J.K. Rowling
Denia French
Denia French
2 months ago
Wow I don't know where to begin. This place saved my life. Peggy(peer there) is amazing and goes above and beyond for everyone she can!! It's so clean and beautiful and just gives you peace and mind while you are trying to get clean and start building back your life. It was a amazing 1st experience with rehab/treatment and I am thankful to Cornerstone and the staff.
Fred T
Fred T
7 months ago
I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Cornerstone. I went there the last time for me in Sept.2001 and left in March 2002 and because of the treatment that I received I have been clean and sober for 21 years. I took a early retirement from the railroad and became a substance abuse counselor because I wanted what the staff at that time had and to do for others what they did for me. Thank You Cornerstone. If you are reading this and on the fence look no further because they are the best especially if you are serious about Recovery.

Rooms Designed With Comfort In Mind

Memory Foam Mattresses

Each Room Has Its Own Private Bathroom With Shower

Temperature Controls In Each Room

Personal Armoire For Storing Your Belongings 

Healing The Body Starts With What You Put In It.

Enjoy three freshly prepared meals a day including fruit, salad and soup bars. 

Special dietary needs are no problem as well. The team goes out of its way to meet any special dietary restrictions or needs.

In addition to meals in our dining hall, an on-campus store is always well stocked with snacks, beverages, sweets and other comforts. 


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What Else Do I Get To Do In Treatment?

In Activity Therapy, you’ll participate in team based activities

Full size gym with cardio machines and free weights

Indoor/outdoor basketball court and a sand volleyball court

Outdoor ropes course

Wooded and waterfront walking trails

Recreation rooms with tvs and kitchenettes 

Weekend fun and excursions such as; bowling , going to a movie or sporting event, and hiking in the mountains are just a few examples. (Post COVID)

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Cornerstone Is In-Network With Most Health Insurance Companies

Call And Speak With One of Our Admissions Staff To Check Your Benefits or If You Don't See Your Insurance Listed

We also offer private pay options.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
Crescent Health Solutions

Empire Blue Cross
Health Alliance
HealthSmart: Benefit Solutions
Horizon Healthcare
Magellan Behavioral Health

Meritain Health
ValueOptions/Beacon Health Options

We accept Tenncare insurance plans at Stepping Stone to Recovery, our sister TennCare alcohol and drug rehab program .

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