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Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Center Atlanta GA

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Cornerstone Is An In-Network Provider With Most Insurance Companies

We also offer financing & private pay options.

How pressing is the need for Atlanta residents to have access to quality addiction treatment? Consider this: The rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in metro Atlanta has nearly doubled since 2013 and more than tripled since 2006, according to a 2018 analysis by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Those numbers parallel the ongoing nationwide addiction crisis, which saw more than 68,000 lives lost to overdose in 2018 alone.

Fortunately, there’s a nationally respected drug rehab only a few hours’ drive north of Atlanta, where thousands of individuals struggling with a drug problem have found comprehensive addiction treatment for more than three decades. At Cornerstone of Recovery, patients begin their journeys with safe, medically supervised detox from drugs before transitioning to one of our four residential inpatient programs: Newcomers, for those just starting out on their recovery journey; Recovery Renewal, for individuals with previous addiction treatment experience or periods of abstinence; Young Adult, for young men ages 18-26 that need a more engaging 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 that includes an entire weekend dedicated to interactive healing between patients and their family members, all of which helps address issues and problems that have arisen around addiction. Patients who struggle with co-occurring mental health issues like bipolar disorder, ADHD or anxiety will find the dual diagnosis care they need from our psychiatric team, and we offer a range of psychological therapies and tools that make Cornerstone so much more than just another drug 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 addiction to stop using, 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 addiction 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?
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Cornerstone of Recovery was established in 1989 and has since grown into one of the largest addiction treatment providers in the state of Tennessee. We're in network with the majority of commercial and private insurance plans, we offer a full spectrum of care and we have what all addicts are seeking when they come to the end of the road: hope.

Inpatient Alcohol Drug Rehab

What Does Treatment Involve?

Your treatment plan begins from the moment you pick up the phone and call our compassionate Admissions staff. We'll assess your needs and determine your level of care so that you receive comprehensive professional care in one of our treatment programs. All patients will go through a short period of Medical Detox, during which time around-the-clock staff members will administer comfort medication and ease your withdrawal symptoms. Afterward, you'll transition into one of our four programs:

Newcomers Inpatient Program

The Newcomers Residential 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 addiction for the first time.

Recovery Renewal Inpatient Program

Addiction recovery is often not a "one and done" process. Sometimes, individuals with previous treatment experience or significant amounts of clean time 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 clean and helps them find healthy coping skills.

Young Adult Inpatient Program

Young men between the ages of 18 and 26 often need an addiction 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 addiction 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 Addiction Treatment Program, female patients will find a safe space to process their issues, bond with other women and find hope, healing and recovery from addiction.

In addition, treatment at Cornerstone includes the opportunity to enroll in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP); psychiatric services to evaluate underlying mental health conditions that can present as both addiction and co-occurring disorders; a Sober Living on-campus community for IOP patients and Partial Hospitalization Program clients; therapy weekends for family members of patients; and Medication Assisted Treatment in the form of Vivitrol.

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 addiction treatment, we're the drug 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 you don't see your plan on this list, or you don't have insurance, that's not an impediment toward treatment. Let us help you figure out your financial options, but in order to do that, you have to pick up the phone.

What Happens Next?

It's not easy, admitting you have a problem. It's even more difficult to admit you need help to overcome that problem. Your addiction doesn't make you weak or a bad person, despite what you may have done to feed your habit. You're a sick person who needs to get well, not a bad person who needs to be good ... and we can help you do that.

At Cornerstone of Recovery, we know where you're at, because many of us were once in your shoes. Roughly 90 percent of our clinical staff are recovering addicts and alcoholics, as well as many of our administrative staff members. From the first phone call to your discharge date, you'll be surrounded by examples of what recovery can do to make your life better, because we want to share what was once shared with us.

We can't do that, however, unless you reach out. Pick up the phone and call today, and let's get you started on your recovery journey.

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Why Consider Leaving Atlanta For Addiction Treatment

Leaving home for treatment is a big decision, and one you shouldn't take lightly. While there are numerous rehab centers in the Atlanta area, the care provided by our staff and clinical team is on par with any other facility in the nation, so the quality of care you'll receive at Cornerstone is on par, or superior, with any of your local options. By the same token, we find that it's often easier to focus on yourself and your recovery needs if you remove yourself from potentially toxic environments that may make it difficult to get clean and stay clean. We're only a few hours away, and after time in our program, you'll be able to return to Atlanta happier, healthier and better equipped to maintain long-term recovery.

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

Call us to 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.