Addiction recovery resources: Medicare, grant beds, adolescent treatment and more

addiction recovery resources

At Cornerstone of Recovery, we’re one of the best addiction recovery resources in the nation, but we don’t pretend to be the only resource for those who struggle with alcohol and drugs.

addiction recovery resourcesIn fact, we recognize that there are limitations to the help we can provide, especially when it comes to certain populations. As a for-profit medical facility, we’re in network with a wide range of private and commercial insurance plans. In addition, our sister facility, Stepping Stone to Recovery, is in network with all three managed care organizations under the umbrella of TennCare, the State of Tennessee’s Medicaid-based health care program.

In addition, our costs, compared to other facilities of similar size and clinical amenities, are reasonably priced, and we do everything we can to help individuals come up with a financial arrangement that will allow them to find a new way of life here with us. But even when we can’t, we refuse to shrug our shoulders and let those who suffer fend for themselves.

At Cornerstone of Recovery, we’re proud to partner with a number of addiction recovery resources throughout the Southeast, and when we can’t work out an arrangement to get someone in our doors, we’ll refer those individuals to other facilities.

If it’s a lack of insurance or financial resources, we have a network of providers who can help struggling addicts and alcoholics obtain a bed through state, federal and private grants. And on occasion, we receive inquiries about certain patient populations that we’re simply unable to serve — adolescents younger than 18, for example, or individuals whose drug and alcohol problems co-exist alongside serious psychiatric issues that are beyond the scope of the help our own Psychiatric Services team can provide.

In order to better serve those who need drug and alcohol treatment, we’ve compiled a list of addiction recovery resources that might be able to meet the needs of these specific populations. This is by no means a complete list, but it is a thorough one, and we’ll update it from time to time to provide the most up-to-date information we can.

Addiction Recovery Resources: Grant-Based Facilities

A great many addicts and alcoholics don’t have health insurance, and many times their desire to seek help comes when they’ve exhausted all of their financial resources on the substances that are slowly destroying them. For those reasons, it can be difficult to find a facility that accepts individuals with no money and no insurance. These facilities, however, can help:

In addition, there are other resources that can help individuals locate grant beds at these and other facilities, including:

  • The Tennessee REDLINE is a toll-free information and referral hotline operated by the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and other Addiction Services: 1-800-889-9789

  • Metro Drug Coalition operates a regional lifeline support number for those in need: 865-410-9527

Addiction Recovery Resources: Medicare

addiction recovery resourcesAddiction is the great equalizer that afflicts individuals regardless of age. A report published last year in U.S. News and World Report “found that, among people 65 and older, opioid-related emergency room visits were up 74 percent from 2010 to 2015 and opioid-related inpatient stays were up 34 percent.” Older individuals suffer from addiction and alcoholism, too, but if they have health insurance through Medicare, there are a number of addition recovery resources available to them, including:

Addiction Recovery Resources: TriCare

addiction recovery resourcesAt Cornerstone of Recovery, we recognize the sacrifices that the men and women of the armed forces make in the service to our country. We have established veterans groups for those patients who have served, and we’ve recognized for several years now that the needs of those individuals requires an added layer of care.

We work hard to provide that care to veterans, and we now accept veterans who have insurance through the Community Care Network who need drug and alcohol treatment. In addition, beginning Feb. 1, 2021, Cornerstone of Recovery is proud to announce that our facility is now in network with TriCare to provide addiction and alcoholism treatment for both active duty military personnel, and for veterans who have served this country.

If you or someone you love has TriCare or Veterans Administration benefits, please call us for further info on the steps to take to utilize your VA benefits for treatment. At Cornerstone of Recovery, we honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and we're grateful for the opportunity to provide drug and alcohol treatment those individual service members.

VA or TriCare beneficiaries, please call Tennessee Outreach Manager Nora Cheney at 615-961-0165.

Psychiatric Issues

At Cornerstone of Recovery, we treat many individuals whose alcohol and drug use stem from self-medication of an undiagnosed mental illness. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and ADHD are all common ailments among patients who come to us for help, but there are other individuals who psychiatric problems and mental health issues fall outside the scope of our abilities. However, a number of facilities within a day’s drive are doing great work with treating both addiction and extreme psychiatric issues, including:

Adolescent Treatment

Just as addiction and alcoholism can afflict older adults, they can become problems for the youngest members of society as well. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there were 414,000 adolescents (ages 12-17) who qualified for a diagnosis of alcohol use disorder (alcoholism) and 894,000 who qualified for a diagnosis of illicit drug use disorder (addiction). Fortunately, there are a number of addiction recovery resources for those individuals throughout the region, including: