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Inpatient Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Charlotte NC

There are more than a dozen substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in the Charlotte, N.C., area, but none quite like one located four hours to the west.

Cornerstone of Recovery is a drug and alcohol treatment center near Knoxville, Tenn., that has been providing recovery for drug and alcohol addictions since 1989. We were founded by a recovering alcoholic, and today we remain one of the best addiction treatment centers in the nation, having helped thousands of addicts and alcoholics find long-term health, happiness and peace of mind on the other side of misery.

From our humble origins as a small facility with 18 beds and 22 staff members in a rural strip mall, we've grown to occupy a 25-acre campus along the banks of the Little River with four main buildings, including a residence tower, a treatment compound, a fitness center and a facility in which we hold Intensive Outpatient classes as well as therapy groups on specific weekends for friends and family members. Our whole-person approach to addiction treatment is based on a combination of traditional 12 Step recovery and evidence-based psycho-therapeutic tools utilized by trained clinicians and therapists, and from the moment patients set foot on campus, our goal is to guide them toward a single outcome: Recovery from addiction that they can take with them when they return to Charlotte, where they can move on with their lives free from the bondage of drugs and alcohol.

the first step to the rest of your life starts at cornerstone of recovery

Cornerstone of Recovery is roughly 230 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, but sometimes a distance of hours and miles makes all the difference in the world for those requiring treatment for drug addiction. With a nationwide reputation for as one of the top rehab centers in the country, begin each patient's journey with an individualized treatment plan that identifies their specific needs.

Our goal is to treat the underlying physical, mental, emotional and spiritual maladies that contribute to, precipitate and were caused by addiction, because if recovery were simply a matter of putting down the drugs and walking away, our services would be unnecessary. Addiction, however, is a disease, and those who suffer from it continue to use in spite of negative consequences.

At Cornerstone, wherever you fall on the scale, we have a program to meet your needs, and treatment services and therapies that will help address the life traps and stumbling blocks that have kept you in a vicious cycle of drug use for so long.

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North Carolina Outreach Manager

Jess Gupton Shares Her Recovery Story

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.

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Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs Available

After an initial intake by our Assessment and Orientation team, during which time patients will determine the program focuses needed for successful completion of treatment, clients transition quickly into medical detox, where they're safely weaned from the drugs in their system through a combination of medication therapy, rest and minimal stress. Detox usually lasts three to five days, during which time patients are kept as comfortable as possible, followed by entry into one of our four primary treatment programs:

Newcomers Residential Program

Newcomers, the program for all patients who have little to no exposure to the disease concept and require an education about the disease that plagues them as much as they do ways to keep it in check

Young Adult Residential

Young Adult, for men ages 18 to 26 need both education, structure, vocational training and more robust hands-on therapy through activities like our ropes course or fitness routines

Recovery Renewal Program

Recovery Renewal is specifically designed for those with prior addiction treatment experience who have been unable to maintain long-term recovery outside of a therapeutic environment and need to work on some deeper emotional issues

Women's Drug Rehab Program

Women's Only, an exclusive female program in which women find a safe and supportive sisterhood in which to process traumas and events surrounding addiction that are unique to their gender.


After residential inpatient treatment, patients have the opportunity to transition into our Intensive Outpatient treatment program, a four-day-a-week, three-hours-a-day continuing program of therapy that adds another layer to the safety net of recovery. As part of IOP, they reside in one of our Support Living facilities, attend classes and group on campus each day and slowly earn privileges like cell phones and vehicles as their work progresses and their recovery grows.

Does Cornerstone Accept My Health Insurance?

If Cornerstone sounds like the ideal place for your or your loved one to receive addiction treatment, you're probably now wondering how you'll ever pay for it. We get it: Treatment isn't cheap, and even decent health insurance plans come with behavioral health deductibles that can be costly. At Cornerstone, however, we believe that you can't focus on getting better if you're worried about how to pay for it, so our pledge is to do our best to put your mind at ease.

By calling our Admissions Department, we can verify your insurance and the coverage it provides, give you a detailed summary of costs that will be incurred and talk you through a number of payment options. We can help you set up payment plans, and if all else fails, we can put you in touch with members of our staff who can refer you elsewhere to other facilities doing excellent work in the addiction recovery field. But if you have health insurance, however, chances are good we accept your plan. Some of the plans that will pay for drug and alcohol treatment at Cornerstone of Recovery 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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In your darkest hour, finding a way to pay for treatment may seem like a lost cause. We implore you: Don't let that helpless feeling deter you from making a phone call to our Admissions Department. We'll do everything in our power to help you find a way, so that you or your loved one can stop worrying about money and start thinking about embracing a new way of life free of addiction.

What Happens Next?

That's entirely up to you. There's a saying in recovery: Your misery is refundable at any time. If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, then it's time to do something about it. Whether that involves calling us or seeking help in Charlotte, we urge you to take action. We understand the fear and the desperation, but we can assure you that nothing will begin to improve until you take that first step. You may find what you're looking for at another facility, but we know you'll find it here at Cornerstone of Recovery. Our Admissions Department is standing by; call us today and start taking the necessary steps to walk away from the condition that's taken so much from you already. Don't let it take your future as well. Let Cornerstone show you one that you won't believe is possible.

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Why Consider Leaving Charlotte For Treatment

Whether you come to Cornerstone of Recovery in need of addiction treatment or an outpatient program, you'll find that it's easier to concentrate on the task at hand if you're removed from a place so closely associated with your using. While many Charlotte residents with addiction problems can and do recover in their hometown, many others find it beneficial to call a "time out," so to speak, on their lives.

By relocating to Knoxville and becoming an active part of the recovery community at Cornerstone of Recovery, they've removed themselves from triggers and temptations associated with the place in which they did so much of their using.

An extended stay as part of our inpatient and outpatient programs gives patients all the time they need to stop using, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live, so that when they time comes and they feel ready, they can return to Charlotte prepared to use the tools of recovery to stay clean and live productive, fulfilling lives.

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

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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.