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Cornerstone Is An In-Network Provider With Most Insurance Companies

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Cornerstone of Recovery Is A Cigna Center of Excellence Addiction Treatment Provider

If you’ve grown sick and tired of being sick and tired, the most important decision you can make is to seek residential addiction treatment for the disease that’s slowly killing you. A future in recovery may be frightening and uncertain, but if you’ve reached a point that the pain of staying the same is greater than your fear of the unknown, then

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you’re ready to seek help. Of course, substance abuse treatment costs money, and you may not know where to begin. If you’re a resident of North Carolina and have Cigna HealthCare, however, your policy most likely provides behavioral health benefits that cover residential addiction treatment. At Cornerstone of Recovery, we accept Cigna HealthCare, along with most other commercial health insurance plans, and our goal is to provide you with the best addiction treatment your plan can provide.

In fact, our close relationship with Cigna has led the company to name Cornerstone as a Substance Use Center of Excellence Provider, one of six in the State of Tennessee so designated by the insurance company. Cigna Substance Use Center of Excellence Providers meet the following criteria:

• Offer inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs;

• Meet annual admission and readmission standards; and

• Are cost effective.

In addition, “some of the programs offered by Substance Use Centers of Excellence are specifically tailored to treat … adolescents, women-only and those suffering from chronic pain.” At Cornerstone, our mission is to take the financial burden off of you, so that you can focus on getting better without the concern of whether your plan will pay for it, and we’re honored to serve as a Cigna-recognized drug and alcohol treatment center with a superior standard of care.

Why Does Cigna Pay for Addiction Treatment?

Drug rehab has been a provision of certain health insurance plans for quite some time, but it wasn’t until the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was passed in 2008 that the federal government mandated that health insurance companies and group health plans provide the same level of benefits for substance abuse treatment that they do for medical care. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act augmented the MHPAEA’s requirements, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, by demanding that plans on the Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange cover a greater number of behavioral health services. Addiction was labeled as a legitimate illness, the standards of which are defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and it’s also now considered a pre-existing condition. Because of those regulations, insurance companies like Cigna — which provides services to 86 million people in 30 countries around the world — are forbidden from denying coverage for residential addiction treatment. As a result, North Carolina residents who have Cigna plans qualify for some or all of their treatment at Cornerstone of Recovery to be covered.

Why Use Your Cigna Policy at Cornerstone?

While many private insurance/private pay facilities accept Cigna plans, not all drug rehabs are created equal. Recovery from addiction requires more than a “one size fits all” approach, and at Cornerstone of Recovery, we pride ourselves on crafting individualized treatment plans with every patient who comes through our doors. We’re an industry leader in substance abuse treatment, providing rehab services to five major railroads, four major airlines and a number of professional organizations, but we’re also open to patients from all walks of life throughout the state of North Carolina. Over the course of almost three decades, we’ve had great success in treating addicts and alcoholics through a combination of traditional 12 Step rehabilitation and clinically proven psycho-therapeutic tools that address the root causes of addiction. From medical detox to residential inpatient to intensive outpatient, our goal is to provide a full continuum of care for those who seek help at our facility, with our professionally trained staff members working with your insurance provider to get the most out of your plan, so that you can concentrate on getting better instead of financial constraints.

Does My Particular Cigna Policy Cover Treatment at Cornerstone?

If you’re a North Carolina resident who has a commercial Cigna plan, you qualify for an assessment through our Admissions Department. It’s important, of course, that we determine the exact coverage your plan will provide, but our staff members will help you with those hurdles. The first step is to give us a call so that we can begin the process of getting you to our facility and into a program that will change your life.
We understand that your addiction has already caused an undue hardship on your life — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We have the tools to address those areas, and we want to provide you with them in the absence of financial stress. If you have a Cigna policy, call us today at 865-685-4086, so that we can examine your benefits and get you started on the road to recovery.

Your First Step Towards Recovery Starts At Cornerstone

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Jess Gupton

North Carolina Regional Outreach Manager

As Cornerstone of Recovery’s North Carolina Regional Outreach Manager, Jess Gupton often finds herself sharing her personal story of experience, strength and hope.

Her job takes her from her home in Asheville, which she shares with her partner, Vanessa; to Charlotte and beyond. She works closely with North Carolina businesses and companies to introduce Cornerstone’s proven track record of successful addiction treatment into new markets and industries. Her position involves a great deal of networking and establishment of new business contacts, but the most rewarding part of it, she says, is the time she spends with patients.

As Cornerstone’s primary point of contact in North Carolina, she’s often the face of Cornerstone to those who come to our 23-acre campus near Knoxville, Tenn., for residential addiction treatment. She’s a testament to the almost 30-year track record Cornerstone has of successfully delivering addicts and alcoholics from the depths of despair into the light of recovery, a path she knows all too well. By the time she found it herself in 2012, she was at the end of the road.

“My sister told me that she was done with me — that I wouldn’t be able to see her children, that she wouldn’t come see me in prison, that she wouldn’t even come to my funeral because I had hurt her so badly,” Gupton says. “I had just gotten my fourth DUI charge; I had been arrested 14 times total; and at one point, I was living under a bridge, homeless, for about seven months. My life consisted of waking up, having to take a shot of vodka to get rid of the shakes, throwing that shot up, then taking two more just to be able to drive to the liquor store to get more, crying the whole way. I was tired, and I knew I was going to die.”

In December 2012, she received medical detox at a facility in Knoxville, then traveled to Lewisburg, Tenn., where she went through treatment. While many of her peers were unhappy with their situations, Gupton was joyful.

“I knew I was going to live,” she says. “I was just happy to be there, to be alive.”

She stayed in Lewisburg for 14 months, residing in a support living facility and working a fast food job. Although she was getting by on $20 a week, she was still grateful, and she built a recovery network through meetings, service work and the Steps. Back in East Tennessee, she approached Cornerstone with a desire to get involved in drug and alcohol treatment as a career; when she was informed she needed two years of clean time to work with patients, she applied for any position just to get a foot in the door, and went to work in housekeeping.

In 2014, she began work as a counselor in the Young Adult and Recovery Renewal programs at Cornerstone. She’s continued to work in the treatment field ever since, as a crisis coordinator for another program before moving to Western North Carolina, and in 2017, she returned to Cornerstone under the Marketing Department banner. As Cornerstone’s liaison with the Tarheel State, she wakes up every day grateful to deliver the message of hope and the promise of freedom that she herself once received.

“If I can get recovery, then I have no doubt anyone can,” she says. “And watching them get it is the best part. Seeing them at their bottom, when they don’t feel like it will ever get better, and then talking them through that … talking their families through that … and watching the light come on once they get to Cornerstone and get excited to live again, that’s the best part of my job.”

If you have questions about Cornerstone of Recovery or would like to schedule an admission: Call Jess Gupton directly

(828) 333-5888

Why Leave North Carolina For Treatment?

At Cornerstone of Recovery, we’ll help you remove that suit and find the true self you’ve kept hidden under a miasma of drugs for so long. And by leaving North Carolina for a temporary respite in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, you’ll do so in a new environment, free of distractions from the place you spent so much time getting high and away from the people who are so closely associated with your addiction.

New Comers Residential Program

The Newcomer’s Program is designed for first-time treatment seekers who are reaching out for help for the first time.

Recovery Renewal Program

Recovery Renewal, a more intense therapeutic path for those who are treatment-savvy but haven’t been able to find permanent sobriety after they leave;

Young Adult Residential

Young Adults, for young people ages 18 to 26, that helps those individuals develop the life skills and maturation that have been stunted by drugs and alcohol

Women's Program

The Women’s Program, a gender-exclusive treatment path that gives female patients a safe space to process problems and traumas unique to women in addiction.


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