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Alcoholism Treatment & Rehab Atlanta Georgia

Several years ago, the Georgia Department of Health released an Adult Alcohol Use Data Summary that highlighted some grim statistics:

  • Approximately 2,400 annual deaths in Georgia are attributable to excessive alcohol use.
  • Roughly 270,000 adult residents of the state annually indulged in heavy alcohol use, defined as "more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men."
  • More than 900,000 Georgians reported binge drinking — defined as "four or more drinks per occasion for women and five or more per occasion for men" — at least four times a month.
  • Twenty-six percent of drivers who were involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents were legally intoxicated.

Although drugs, particularly the opioid epidemic, seem to take up most of the news headlines these days, alcohol remains far and away the deadliest mind- and mood-altering chemical. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 88,000 Americans die annually from alcohol-related causes, and alcohol addiction — medically known as Alcohol Use Disorder — is a problem for many residents of Atlanta, Georgia.

Fortunately, there's an alcohol and drug addiction treatment center located just up Interstate 75, right outside of Knoxville, Tenn., that's been helping alcoholics find sobriety since 1989. For 30 years, we've treated patients from across the nation, including many from Atlanta, Ga., and as one of the best alcohol and drug rehabs in the nation, we offer those who come to us for help the best opportunity at sustained sobriety once they leave our care.

What In 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 Residential Program

The Newcomers Residential Inpatient Treatment Program is geared toward clients who have little exposure to 12 Step recovery or traditional drug and alcohol treatment program; in it, we address the ways in which drugs and alcohol are used as coping mechanisms for a variety of biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual stumbling blocks in life.

Young Adult Residential

The Young Adult Residential Inpatient Treatment Program is targeted toward patients ages 18 to 26, many of whom have fallen into addiction before their lives have truly begun and need a focus on life skills and vocational rehabilitation in addition to treatment for drugs and alcohol. 


Recovery Renewal Program

The Recovery Renewal Residential Inpatient Treatment Program gives those who have been through drug rehab in the past but who are unable to maintain long-term sobriety a deeper dive into the issues that have kept them from sustaining permanent recovery.

Women's Drug Rehab Program

The Women’s Only Residential Inpatient Program is a gender-specific path designed specifically for female patients who find it easier to process physically and emotionally traumatic events that occurred before or during addiction without the presence of men.


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 have health problems, your commercial or private insurance plan pays for you to get better. What you may not realize, however, is that most plans are required to offer an equal amount of behavioral health benefits, which pay for treatment at an alcohol and addiction recovery center like Cornerstone. If you're unsure whether your plan covers treatment at Cornerstone, 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?

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.