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Inpatient Alcohol Rehab & Alcoholism Treatment Charlotte NC

A lot of people are battling booze in North Carolina, including many in Charlotte. Consider these statistics from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Excessive alcohol use is the third leading preventable cause of death in North Carolina.
  • In 2017, 26 percent of all traffic fatalities on N.C. roads were alcohol-related.
  • Eleven percent of those who drink in North Carolina report doing so excessively.
  • Excessive alcohol use cost North Carolina an estimated $7 billion in 2010.

Those statistics point to a clear and urgent need for comprehensive alcoholism treatment, but fortunately for residents in or near Charlotte, one of the best alcohol rehabs in the nation is less than four hours to the west, just on the other side of the Great Smoky Mountains. Cornerstone of Recovery, located between Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, has provided thousands of alcoholics with the tools they need to not only stop drinking, but change their habits, their coping skills and their responses to the challenges life throws their way so that the need to drink is lifted from them.

We do it all from a picturesque, four facility campus located on 25 acres to which we moved in 2017 — a far cry from the humble 18-bed facility in which we started out in 1989. But while we've grown in scope and size, treating patients from across the nation — including many from Charlotte — our approach to alcoholism remains the same: a combination of traditional, 12 Step-based recovery combined with evidence-based treatment modalities that provide our clients with the best psychotherapy available. It all begins in our safe, medically supervised detox program, after which they'll transition to one of our four residential inpatient programs: Newcomers, for first-time patients just starting to get a handle on their drinking problem; Recovery Renewal, for individuals with previous alcohol rehab experience or periods of sobriety who have relapsed; Young Adult, a more active program for men ages 18 to 26; and our Women's Program, which allows female clients to deal with issues unique to them in a protected environment.

At Cornerstone, our approach to alcoholism treatment involves so much more than helping our patients put down the bottle. We believe in a whole-person approach to alcohol rehab, which is why we encourage physical activity in our state-of-the-art fitness center and help clients with co-occurring mental health disorders get the dual diagnosis treatment they need by our psychiatric team. From our on-campus ropes course to 12 Step meetings to peer support groups to educational lectures, Cornerstone is so much more than just another alcohol rehab.

For residents in or near Charlotte, it's an opportunity to leave North Carolina for a while and reinvent themselves, so that they return home as the responsible, productive members of society we know them to be. And because we're in network with most major commercial and private insurance plans, we can help those individuals get started on their sobriety journey as quickly as possible. At Cornerstone of Recovery, a whole new life awaits.

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.
the first step to the rest of your life starts at cornerstone of recovery

As one of the best alcohol and drug rehab facilities in the nation, Cornerstone of Recovery offers a time-tested model of treatment for a variety of substance abuse issues. Our foundation is built on the traditions of 12 Step-based recovery conceived by organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous, combined with evidence-based clinical tools that are used to target the issues that predate substance use and abuse. Every patient is assigned a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the needs of the whole person: the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues that are inextricably tied to alcoholism.

At Cornerstone, we believe that alcoholism is a disease, and that alcoholics aren't bad people trying to become good; they're sick people who need to get well. Through our various treatment services, we focus on so much more than just the substances that result in alcoholism and drug addiction, and our approaches have proven effective for patients from Charlotte, North Carolina and throughout the rest of the country as well.

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Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Treatment Programs

Cornerstone has developed alcohol and drug rehab & recovery programs to fit the needs of our patients. As with many things in life, there is not a one size fits all approach to treating the addiction disease. Through a proper assessment and evaluation period, Cornerstone of Recovery can make the best recommendation for each individual that will give them the best opportunity to achieve a lasting recovery.

Newcomers Inpatient Program

Clinically, the Newcomers Residential Alcohol & Drug Rehab Program is inpatient based and typically lasts between 28 and 35 days, during which time our trained counselors and other professionals develop individual treatment plans for each patient according to needs, backgrounds and situations. During that process, patients participate in a 12-Step recovery.

Young Adult Inpatient Program

Our Young Adult Residential rehab and recovery program is specifically structured for persons between the ages of 18 and 26. Understanding that this age group faces its own unique set of circumstances, our clinical staff focuses on developmental issues, behavior styles, and energy levels specific to the young adult.

Recovery Renewal Inpatient Program

Intensive residential inpatient program for those who have tried to stay clean in the past but been unsuccessful, even after exposure to an addiction treatment program and 12 step programs in the past. It’s designed to help patients target the triggers and issues that factor into their inability to stay clean and the factors that lead to a relapse

Women Only Inpatient Program

Cornerstone recognizes that women face issues in addiction and alcoholism that are unique to them. Clinically, the Womens' Programs is inpatient based and typically lasts between 28 and 35 days, during which time therapies are carried out within the safe space of a women’s only program. Group therapy, individual counseling, activity therapy, acceptance/integration therapy – they’re all designed for both the individual and the gender.

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 

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.

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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Why Consider Leaving Charlotte For Treatment

Cornerstone is only 230 miles from Charlotte, but physical separation from a place where addiction and alcoholism have caused so much wreckage can sometimes make all the difference. Those who wish to find sobriety can certainly do so in Charlotte, but few programs offer the sort of treatment that Cornerstone does. Located on 25 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, our bucolic campus is a four-facility oasis of serenity and knowledge, so that those who come to us desperate for a way out of alcoholism can stop drinking, emerge from the fog and find the clarity and peace of mind they so desperately need to move forward with a life free of alcohol's bonds.

At Cornerstone, we provide a comprehensive restructuring of the body, mind, heart and spirit, so that patients who come to us can return to Charlotte upon the completion of treatment better prepared for a fulfilling future.

Still not sure Cornerstone is the right treatment center for you?

Call us and schedule a tour of our facility and meet some of our staff.

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

Our Admissions Team can verify your benefits by phone or online through Bradford, our parent company.

We also offer private pay options.

Cornerstone of Recovery is an in-network provider with most major commercial health insurance plans, meaning that your health insurance policy will likely cover some, if not all, of your treatment program. Our Patient Financial Services and Admissions Teams work with insurance companies to help you get the most out of your behavioral health benefits.

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

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