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Inpatient Alcohol Rehab & Alcoholism Treatment Center 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.

Your Recovery Journey Begins Here

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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Three Reasons Why You Need to Call Today to Get Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment

  • We’re in the middle of great economic uncertainty. Unemployment rates reached their highest levels in history in April, which means COVID-19 took a catastrophic toll on the job market this spring. If you have a job — or even if you don’t, but you still have benefits provided by your previous place of employment — you’re fortunate. And you should take advantage of those benefits to get the help you need for a drug or alcohol problem today, because there’s no guarantee you’ll have the resources to do so down the road.


  • No one is truly certain what life in the time of coronavirus looks like going forward. Yes, there are still new cases being logged daily, and yes, it’s certainly a health concern for anyone and everyone. But if you’re struggling with addiction and alcoholism, you’re already sick — and the disease you’re battling is far more likely to claim your life than COVID-19. Overdose deaths kill more Americans annually than all combat deaths in the Vietnam War, and alcohol-related deaths claim 88,000 lives yearly. If you have an alcohol or drug problem, you’re more likely to become one of those statistics than a COVID-19 victim.


  • Putting it off for another day is no longer an option. You may tell yourself that it is … and you may have made it this far without treatment … but are you truly living? In our experience — and many of us who work at Cornerstone are in recovery ourselves — suffering from addiction and alcoholism is just existing. Our problems slowly get worse, our health slowly declines and we’re stuck in wreckage of our own making, until we’re faced with two choices: get help, or lose everything. Why wait until the latter when with a simple phone call, you can choose the former?

What Does Alcoholism Treatment Programs Entail?

Like many other rehab centers, Cornerstone offers three stages of rehabilitation: Safe, medically supervised detox from alcohol on the front end, and Intensive Outpatient treatment on the back end. In between, every patient is assigned to one of four specific residential inpatient treatment programs:

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.

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.

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.

From the moment patients come to our campus, our goal is to make their transition to and from each program, as well as into a life of long-term recovery, as seamless and comfortable as possible. We understand that change is never easy because there's comfort in familiarity — even when the familiar is miserable. However, when the pain of staying the same has become greater than the fear of change, we offer a way out of misery that's empowering, transformational and life-affirming.

Does Cornerstone Accept My Health Insurance?

If you live in or near Charlotte, and Cornerstone sounds like the destination you've been looking for to deal with your alcohol problem, we're waiting for your phone call. No doubt, you may be thinking that alcoholism treatment at Cornerstone is expensive or too difficult to attain. Let us help you allay those fears. Yes, getting help at an alcohol rehab costs money; yes, Cornerstone is a private facility. However, in addition to private pay options, we are in network with most major insurance providers.

We understand all too well that navigating the complexities of your health insurance benefits can be a headache, and when you're in a fragile state of mind because of alcohol and drugs, doing so might seem impossible. We assure you, it's not. In fact, our trained Admissions staff is standing by to help you do just that. If you have commercial health insurance, we'll check your benefits, determine the eligibility of your coverage and help you figure out how much of your deductible will be required, if any, and what percentage of treatment your insurance will help provide. Once we determine that coverage and come up with a plan to get you help, we'll start laying the groundwork to help you get out of Charlotte and come to East Tennessee to heal.

All it takes is that initial phone call. And if you're wondering whether we accept your plan, here's a list of the companies with which we're in network:

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

Rehab Center that takes aetna blue cross blue shield untied healthcare Humana Cigna

The first step of alcoholism and addiction recovery is asking for help. There's no shame in the admission that you can't do this on your own: Remember, you're sick, not weak. Having a disease doesn't exempt you from consequences or absolve you from the repairs you need to make to your life, but with a strong recovery foundation provided at Cornerstone, you can do so without the crippling fear of failure or worthlessness that's so prevalent during your darkest hours of drinking. Our Admissions team is standing by, waiting for your call. Reach out, and let us help you.

What Happens Next?

Once you make that call, we'll take you step-by-step through the rest of the process. Before you hang up, we'll have a clear idea of what coverage your insurance will provide, as well as what the next steps need to be to qualify you for treatment. We'll help you schedule your intake and talk you though everything you need to bring and what you can expect while you're here. We'll discuss ways for you to get here and help you figure out a plan for transportation. And once you arrive, we'll help you cross the threshold, if need be, and get you started down the path toward a brighter future.

Too often, in our darkest hours, we feel that we're destined to die as addicts and alcoholics. At Cornerstone of Recovery, we've found another way. If you're ready to leave Charlotte and seek help and hope here with us, we'll give you the tools you need to rebuild yourself and your life, so that you can return home after treatment reborn in the light of recovery.

That's our mission, and that's our promise. All that's needed to realize it is you. Call today to get started.

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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?

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Common Addictions We Provide Treatment For

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Beer , Booze , Liquor , Wine

Cocaine & Crack

Coke , Flake , Snow , Blow , White , Toot , Base , Powder , Dust , Baseball , Bump , Snow , Stash


Smack , H , Tar , Dope , Junk , Chiva , Brown Sugar, China White , He , Black Tar, Snow , Mexican Brown


Ativan , Dalmane , Doral , Klonopin , Librium, Valium , Prosom , Restoril , Serax,  Tranxene , Versed ,  Xanax


Codeine , Fentanyl , Hydrocodone , Methadone , Morphine , Oxycodone , Acetaminophen , Vicodin , OxyContin , Percocet , Roxicet


Bennies , Black Beauties , Crank , Ice , Speed , Uppers


MDMA , Molly, X , Adam , Beans , Candy , Love Drug , Scooby Snacks , Vitamin X


Acid , Blotter , Boomers , Cid , Doses , Dots , Golden Dragon , Loony Toons , Tabs

THC & Marijuana

Dabbing , Shatter , Oil , Edibles and other High Potency THC Concentrates

Ready To Get Started?

Our highly trained admissions staff are here to answer your questions whenever you are ready to start making changes to your or a loved one's life.

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