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Alcoholism Treatment & Alcohol Rehab Atlanta Georgia

It doesn't get the news coverage that other substances do, but alcohol is a deadly substance for individuals across the country, including many in the Atlanta area. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that roughly 88,000 people die annually from alcohol-related causes, and thousands more struggle with a whole host of problems: legal issues, health struggles, job losses and family discord, just to name a few. Fortunately, for those in the Atlanta area who want to do something about those problems and stop drinking, there's a place where they can find and learn how to maintain sobriety.

Within a few hours’ drive of Atlanta is a nationally respected alcoholism treatment center that has helped thousands of people get sober over the past three decades. As a comprehensive alcohol rehab, Cornerstone of Recovery provides a full continuum of care that begins with safe, medically supervised detox from alcohol and includes treatment in one of our four comprehensive residential inpatient programs: Newcomers, for those just starting out on their sobriety journey; Recovery Renewal, for individuals with previous alcoholism treatment experience or periods of sobriety; Young Adult, for young men ages 18-26 that need a more active program; and our unique Women’s Program, designed to provide a gender-specific safe space for female clients.

In addition, we provide comprehensive family therapy and an immersive family fundamentals weekend, during which patients and their family members address issues and problems that have arisen around alcoholism. Individuals who also struggle with co-occurring illnesses like bipolar disorder, ADHD or anxiety will find the dual diagnosis care they need from our psychiatric team, and we offer a range of therapies that make Cornerstone so much more than just another alcohol rehab.

We do it all from a 25-acres, four-facility campus that opened in 2017, halfway between Knoxville, Tennessee, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From the residence hall that supports on-campus sober living for patients of all levels to a well-equipped fitness center that encourages active and healthy lifestyles, Cornerstone of Recovery provides the best opportunity for those who struggle with alcoholism to quit drinking, lose the desire to do so and find a new way to live.

We accept most major health insurance plans, and we’re always available to discuss your needs or provide you with more information. If you’re an Atlanta resident looking for alcoholism treatment, look a little farther to the north, and you’ll find one of the best at Cornerstone of Recovery.

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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 Is Involved With The Alcoholism Treatment Programs?

Cornerstone of Recovery is situated in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, and since 1989, we’ve helped those who suffer from addiction and alcoholism find a new way to live.

As one of the nation’s most respected substance abuse treatment centers – as well as the largest residential treatment center in the state of Tennessee – we provide patients with a broad array of recovery tools, from medically assisted detox services that help addicted patients safely withdraw from any and all drugs to models of treatment based in both science and tradition. From scientifically proven methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Schema Therapy to 12 Step based therapy with a group of peers, our residential/inpatient programs are tailored to an individual’s specific needs. Our treatment paths meet patients wherever they are, from first-time treatment seekers to those who have been through the process before to a host of career-specific professional programs:

Newcomers Inpatient Program

The Newcomers Residential Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program usually lasts from 28 to 35 days, during which time patients are immersed in an individual treatment plan that addresses their needs, backgrounds and situations. From 12 Step recovery to peer support to psychiatric care for dual diagnosis issues to a host of therapeutic modalities, it's a path for those dealing with alcoholism for the first time.

Recovery Renewal Inpatient Program

Recovery is often not a "one and done" process. Sometimes, individuals with previous treatment experience or significant amounts of sobriety can relapse, and that's where our Recovery Renewal Residential Inpatient Program can help. Through intense therapeutic work, it addresses the reasons those individuals have been unable to stay sober and helps them find healthy coping skills.

Young Adult Inpatient Program

Young men between the ages of 18 and 26 often need an alcoholism treatment program to engage restless bodies and active minds. That's where our Young Adult Residential rehab and recovery program comes in. It's specifically designed to meet the challenges that this age group faces, and our clinical staff focuses on developmental issues, behavior styles and energy levels specific to the young adult.

Women Only Inpatient Program

While recovery is available to anyone, the individual paths to a new way of life on the other side of alcoholism are unique to the individual. Women, in particular, often face a number of issues and traumas unique to their gender. As part of our Women's Only Alcoholism Treatment Program, female patients will find a safe space to process their issues, bond with other women and find hope, healing and recovery from alcoholism.

After residential inpatient, there are a number of treatment options for continuing care, including our Intensive Outpatient Program, which gives patients a chance to extend their stay; Support Living facilities, which provide on-campus or nearby housing for IOP clients and those in our partial hospitalization program; in-treatment and follow-up mental health care as part of our psychiatric program, which helps with the regulation of co-occurring disorders; as well as Aftercare groups for alumni who wish to maintain contact with the facility that helped their lives change.

Does Cornerstone Accept My Health Insurance?

If you're a resident of Atlanta or the surrounding area, and you have commercial or private health insurance, chances are good that not only do we accept your plan, we'll work hard to maximize your behavioral health benefit coverage so that you can use your insurance right here in East Tennessee. Most private insurance plans cover facilities across state lines, which means that if you need to get out of the Atlanta area in order to find sobriety, we're the alcohol rehab you've been looking for. Wondering if we accept your insurance? Call us, and we'll help you figure it out. Some of the plans with which we're in network include:

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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If your plan isn't on this list, that doesn't mean you're not covered; it just means our trained and compassionate Admissions staff will work with you to examine the benefits you do have, and whether Cornerstone is the right facility for you.

However, we're well aware that addicts and alcoholics aren't exactly up to date on insurance premiums, nor are they flush with cash. We encourage you not to let the lack of resources discourage you from calling us. We'll talk through your options for payment, or we'll refer you to a facility that may be able to help you better than we can, because that's what recovery is about: offering a helping hand to those who suffer, regardless of whether they come to us for treatment.

What Happens Next?

Far be it from anyone to take medical advice from a website, but we can tell you this with the authority fostered by our 30 years in the business: Alcoholism is a killer. It takes lives, as the aforementioned statistics detail ... sometimes quickly, and sometimes slowly, but for those who suffer, death is virtually assured.

But it doesn't have to be. If you want to stop but you can't, or you're concerned that your drinking problem is getting out of control and you want to put on the brakes before it robs you of everything, then it's worth 10 or 15 minutes to give us a call. Pick up the phone and reach out. Worst-case scenario? You hang up and keep drinking. But you might find a voice on the other end that offers you a some hope for a better future.

Nothing happens, though, until you pick up the phone. Our Admissions staff is standing by, ready to help you come up with the treatment plans that will help you stop drinking, lose the desire to do so and plan for a life of long-term sobriety.

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Why Consider Leaving Atlanta For Your Treatment?

Because addiction treatment often requires a “reset button” for your life, a relocation to a new environment that’s free from the triggers and stresses of home that often act as impediments to long-lasting recovery. While there are numerous treatment facilities in the Atlanta area, there is no other rehab center quite like Cornerstone, where the majority of our clinical staff and many of our administrative staff are in recovery from alcoholism and addiction themselves.

They speak the language, they know of the challenges and they have a keen sense of empathy and understanding because they've battled the same diseases that our patients do. With their guidance, and through immersion in a residential inpatient program, you’ll develop a safety net of peers and staff members with experience in both academia and long-term recovery that will help you find the strength, serenity and independence you need to return to Atlanta and begin your life anew – a life that won’t be possible while shackled by the chains of alcoholism.

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.

Common Addictions We Provide Treatment For

If You Or A Loved One Is Struggling With A Substance Abuse Problem , We Want To Help!

Alcoholism Treatment

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?

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Hickory NC Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment Center

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Cornerstone Is An In-Network Provider With Most Insurance Companies

We also offer financing & private pay options.

Substance Abuse Treatment For Hickory NC

In terms of population size, Hickory is the 21st largest city in the state of North Carolina – but according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, the area ranks 13th in the state for unintentional prescription opioid deaths and 16th in prescription opioid hospitalizations. Based on arrest records, its drug abuse violation rate is three times the national average.

It’s little wonder, then, that the demand for drug rehab in Hickory, N.C., is great. As the largest residential substance abuse treatment provider in the state of Tennessee, Cornerstone of Recovery is located three hours west of Hickory, and we offer an addiction treatment program that’s built on almost 30 years of success. Over that time, we’ve grown from 18 beds to more than 100, and from 22 staff members to almost 250. At the same time, we’ve helped thousands of addicts and alcoholics stop using drugs or drinking, lose the desire to do those things and find a new way to live.

We don’t help them get their old lives back, because as a facility where more than 90 percent of the clinical staff is in recovery themselves, we know from personal experience that our old lives weren’t very fulfilling anyway. Even before we started getting high or drunk, we didn’t feel comfortable in our own skin, and we never felt like we fit in with the rest of the world. That’s what made drugs and alcohol so appealing; those things became chemical suits of armor that allowed us to function … until they turned on us.

Alcoholism & Drug Rehab For Hickory NC Professionals

If your addiction has endangered a career you love and a livelihood that supports you and your family, we’ll give you tools to salvage it as well. Basic recovery tools can be applied to all walks of life, but we understand that some careers need a little extra attention. In our Professionals Program, we offer added support for:

  • Physicians, who treat diseases and illnesses every day but have difficulty accepting that addiction can be one that afflicts them as well;
  • Nurses, who work erratic shifts and long hours and sometimes turn to stimulants to get up and go and depressives to sleep;
  • Veterinarians, who find themselves overwhelmed with what’s known as compassion fatigue, because they give so much of who they are to both the animals and their owners;
  • Pharmacists, who find that job pressure and stress often overwhelm their rational decision-making skills that keep them from sampling the medications they dispense; and
  • Dentists, who juggle the responsibilities of a business owner running a practice and a medical practitioner caring for patients.

These aren’t the only careers we cater to, of course; we specialize in the treatment of safety-sensitive transportation industry employees of airlines and railroads around the country, but we’re also open to everyone, from housewives to ministers to mechanics to factory workers. Everyone who comes through Cornerstone has the opportunity to take advantage of our whole-person approach to addiction and alcohol treatment, in which we utilize proven clinical tools like Schema Therapy and processing groups to traditional 12 Step recovery meetings. Because while we’re all different, we all share a single common trait that binds us together: a disease that wants to kill us, but wants us to suffer first.

Find Recovery And Take Your Life Back

Thanks to Cornerstone of Recovery, you don’t have to suffer any longer. You can hit the pause button on your life and leave Hickory for East Tennessee, where we’ll welcome you with open arms, give you an opportunity to get your life back on track and, should you so desire, return to Hickory with a better understanding of yourself, your disease and what you want to do with the rest of your life as a recovering individual.



Local Hickory Recovery Links

Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

North Carolina Recovery Events

71st North Carolina State Convention 

(July 19-22, 2018, in Raleigh)

Surrender to Win XVI Convention

(Aug. 3-5, 2018, in Winston-Salem)

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Directions From Hickory NC to Cornerstone of Recovery

To get to Cornerstone, you’ll drive roughly 184 miles down Interstate 40 West to the heart of downtown Knoxville, where you’ll look for Exit 386B to U.S. 129/Alcoa Highway (follow the signs to McGhee Tyson Airport); from there, you’ll travel another nine miles to your final destination on the left: 4726 Airport Highway, Louisville, TN 37777. Last year, we consolidated our numerous programs onto a single four-facility campus, and from the moment you pull in, we think you’ll feel like you can take a deep breath and truly believe, maybe for the first time, that there’s hope. Because that’s what we’re giving you – hope. You just have to get here to obtain it.

Why Leave Hickory 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 Hickory 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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