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Cornerstone of Recovery Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina for Drug Rehab

If you’ve made the decision to seek residential addiction treatment for help with your drug problem, you may be concerned with how to pay for it. At Cornerstone of Recovery, we accept most major insurance providers like Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina to help you or those you care about find recovery from addiction. Behavioral health benefits provided by insurance companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina can be used to pay for substance abuse treatment, and at Cornerstone, our mission is to help you get the most out of your benefits so that you can focus on treatment and not worry about how to pay.

Why Does Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Pay for Addiction Treatment?

While some insurance plans have long paid for drug rehab, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 required health insurance companies and group health plans to provide the same level of benefits for mental and/or substance use treatment and services that they do for medical/surgical care, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act expanded MHPAEA’s requirements by demanding that qualified plans offered by the Health Insurance Marketplace cover many behavioral health treatments and services. “Obamacare,” as its popularly known, designates addiction as both a legitimate illness and as a pre-existing condition, mandating that insurance providers like Blue Cross Blue Shield — a federation of 36 separate health insurance organizations and companies that provide insurance to more than 106 million Americans — comply with regulations and cover at least part of your residential addiction treatment.

Why Use Your Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Policy at Cornerstone?

Most addiction treatment facilities accept some form of insurance, but to get the most out of your behavioral health benefits, it’s important to choose the best-quality addiction treatment center to meet your needs. At Cornerstone of Recovery, we’ve treated addicts and alcoholics for almost 30 years, and we’ve developed a nationwide reputation as one of the premier addiction treatment centers in the nation. We’re the treatment provider of choice for five major railroads, four major airlines and a number of professional service organizations, but we’re not an exclusive rehab; we’re a year into occupation of a new campus that’s more like a college than a hospital, but we’re not a resort. We pride ourselves on crafting an individual treatment plan for every patient who walks through our doors, combining traditional drug rehab approaches to treatment with clinically proven therapies that provide a whole-person solution to the disease of addiction.

Does My Particular Blue Cross of North Carolina Policy Cover Treatment at Cornerstone?

At Cornerstone, we work extensively with the majority of Blue Cross Blue Shield carriers to provide addiction treatment to patients from across the country. It’s important, of course, that you check the provisions of your company’s particular policy to determine the extent of your coverage, but our Admissions and Utilization Review teams at Cornerstone of Recovery will work with your provider to obtain the most coverage possible.
It’s important, we believe, that addiction treatment not be limited by financial constraints. Don’t let your concerns about your insurance coverage prevent you from reaching out for help. Call Cornerstone of Recovery today at (828) 333-5888 to verify your Blue Cross Blue Shield benefits, and put them into action so that you no longer have to live in the misery of addiction.

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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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