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Inpatient Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Charlotte NC

North Carolina, like the rest of the country, is in a protracted struggle against the tide of addiction. It's a much-publicized battle that claimed more than 68,000 lives in 2018, the same year that a Duke University team published a study with troubling results for North Carolina and, by extension, the residents of the Charlotte area: The state experienced an 800 percent increase in opioid drug deaths from 1999 to 2016, and heroin overdoses have grown 10-fold in North Carolina since 2010. There are plenty of resources in the Charlotte area pushing back against those numbers, but none of them offer addiction treatment quite like a certain facility four hours to the west.

Cornerstone of Recovery, located just on the other side of the Great Smoky Mountains outside of Knoxville, is so much more than just another drug rehab. Since 1989, we've grown from a small, 18-bed facility to one of the largest residential treatment providers in the state of Tennessee, operating off of a 25-acre campus onto which we moved in 2017 where we occupy four new facilities on the banks of the Little River. From our modern and comfortable residence hall to our dining facilities that serve three hot meals a day to our state-of-the-art fitness center, we offer addiction treatment that combines traditional 12 Step-based methods with innovative evidence-based therapeutic modalities, all of it designed with a singular purpose: to give the patients who come to us from across the country the best possible chance at sustained recovery from addiction.

Their journeys begin in our safe, medically supervised detox unit, where after 3 to 5 days, they'll transition to one of our four addiction treatment paths: Newcomers, for first-time drug rehab patients who will learn about their affliction in addition to recovering from it; Recovery Renewal, for those who have been to addiction treatment previously or who have relapsed after periods of abstinence; Young Adult, for men ages 18 to 26 who need some life direction as well as addiction recovery; and our Women's Program, a sisterhood of women who empower one another even as they recover from the issues, traumas and challenges that accompany their addiction.

Within those programs, patients will receive one-on-one counseling, an opportunity for family therapy with loved ones — including a weekend in our immersive Family Fundamentals program, a two-day course that helps heal the rifts caused by addiction — 12 Step facilitation, peer support, educational lectures and more. We encourage both Fitness and Activity Therapy, we evaluate every patient for dual diagnosis of co-occurring mental health issues and provide appropriate psychiatric treatment, and we help patients develop a solid and specific aftercare plan that will help them continue their recovery journey after they leave addiction treatment.

We do all of that and more, because while abstinence is the goal, addiction recovery is about so much more. And because we're in network with most commercial and private health insurance plans, we accept patients from across the country — including many who live in or near Charlotte and are in need of addiction treatment.

Take A Tour Of Our Facility

We put together this virtual tour of our campus so you and your family can have a better idea of what treatment at Cornerstone looks like. Hopefully, this video will be able to help you imagine yourself here with us. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible while here so, if you have more questions about our accommodations, be sure and ask your Care Coordinator when you call. Be sure and check out the other videos across our website that do a good job of demonstrating who we are and what we do. This video is here to show you our campus and help you feel more comfortable by seeing what your environment will be like while you are here.

What People Are Saying About Us

Steven Rench
Steven Rench
a month ago
I went to cornerstone to get sober and I left there with so much more than that. A deeper knowledge of myself and the tools to be successful in recovery. The therapy is top notch. The councilors are truly caring and very smart about addiction. It speaks volumes to honestly say I'm going to miss it there. The support and comroadary you get living in this environment probably saved my life. Thank you cornerstone. Love you all.
Brandon Gillem
Brandon Gillem
3 months ago
Going to Cornerstone is one of the best decisions I've made in my life. Not only did they get me sober but they helped me learn more about myself than i ever knew. They helped me get to where I'm at today and figure out where i want to be and know how i want to live my life. Just want to thank you guys so much. It was truly a blessing
Lane Cook
Lane Cook
3 months ago
I have worked at Cornerstone for over 15 years and I believe we are the best treatment center in Tennessee and probably better than 90% of centers across the country. We've grown from a tiny strip mall to our new multi-million dollar campus and a large staff and I am proud to work with everyone. What our patients tell me is that the staff is friendly, caring, and professional. I hear few complaints about staff and many more complements. The therapists and counselors are among the best I've worked with. If you want to get sober, this is the place to do it.
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.

Inpatient Alcohol Drug Rehab

Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs Available

Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Treatment Programs

Cornerstone has developed alcohol and drug rehab & recovery programs to fit the needs of our patients. As with many things in life, there is not a one size fits all approach to treating the addiction disease. Through a proper assessment and evaluation period, Cornerstone of Recovery can make the best recommendation for each individual that will give them the best opportunity to achieve a lasting recovery.

Newcomers Inpatient Program

Clinically, the Newcomers Residential Alcohol & Drug Rehab Program is inpatient based and typically lasts between 28 and 35 days, during which time our trained counselors and other professionals develop individual treatment plans for each patient according to needs, backgrounds and situations. During that process, patients participate in a 12-Step recovery.

Young Adult Inpatient Program

Our Young Adult Residential rehab and recovery program is specifically structured for persons between the ages of 18 and 26. Understanding that this age group faces its own unique set of circumstances, our clinical staff focuses on developmental issues, behavior styles, and energy levels specific to the young adult.

Recovery Renewal Inpatient Program

Intensive residential inpatient program for those who have tried to stay clean in the past but been unsuccessful, even after exposure to an addiction treatment program and 12 step programs in the past. It’s designed to help patients target the triggers and issues that factor into their inability to stay clean and the factors that lead to a relapse

Women Only Inpatient Program

Cornerstone recognizes that women face issues in addiction and alcoholism that are unique to them. Clinically, the Womens' Programs is inpatient based and typically lasts between 28 and 35 days, during which time therapies are carried out within the safe space of a women’s only program. Group therapy, individual counseling, activity therapy, acceptance/integration therapy – they’re all designed for both the individual and the gender.

Rooms Designed With Comfort In Mind

Memory Foam Mattresses

Each Room Has Its Own Private Bathroom With Shower

Temperature Controls In Each Room

Personal Armoire For Storing Your Belongings 

The Program Includes

Lasts 28-35 Days On Average

While a month seems like forever on the front end, it flies by and is a really short period of time to make such significant changes

Individualized Care

Treatment plans specifically tailored to the individual's needs. Every patient’s care plan is different and is regularly updated to maximize effectiveness.

Activity Therapy

Patients will participate in various activities that will help reintroduce problem solving and teamwork which helps re-establish trust and builds healthy relationships.

Medical Detox

Medically supervised and safe detox is included in each of our programs. Detox typically lasts 3-5 days. Time is dependent on the substance and severity of use.

Semi-Private Rooms

Each rooms has two beds, a private bathroom, a desk and chair, a lounge chair, and two armoires to store your belongings.


Fitness Therapy

Our full-size gym presents the perfect opportunity to begin the physical healing process. Exercise enhances the body’s ability to restore balance and health.

12 Step Programing

The 12 Step program informs and influences everything we do. We also incorporate the best behavioral health has to offer. We are a dual-diagnosis facility and treat so-occurring psychiatric disorders with psychiatry.

Family Therapy

Families need to work through the issues and damage that addiction causes in family relationships. Re-establishing trust and healthy relationships takes time, sharing openly and honestly, and intentional effort.

Recovery Coaching

18 months of Recovery Coaching is available for every patient at Cornerstone. Our Recovery Coaches are available for support and connection 40 hours a week. We offer continued counseling, coaching, support, and online Alumni meetings.

Healing The Body Starts With What You Put In It.

Enjoy three freshly prepared meals a day including fruit, salad and soup bars. 

Special dietary needs are no problem as well. The team goes out of its way to meet any special dietary restrictions or needs.

In addition to meals in our dining hall, an on-campus store is always well stocked with snacks, beverages, sweets and other comforts. 

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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.

What Else Do I Get To Do In Treatment?

In Activity Therapy, you’ll participate in team based activities

Full size gym with cardio machines and free weights

Indoor/outdoor basketball court and a sand volleyball court

Outdoor ropes course

Wooded and waterfront walking trails

Recreation rooms with tvs and kitchenettes 

Weekend fun and excursions such as; bowling , going to a movie or sporting event, and hiking in the mountains are just a few examples. (Post COVID)

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Cornerstone Is In-Network With Most Health Insurance Companies

Call And Speak With One of Our Admissions Staff To Check Your Benefits or If You Don't See Your Insurance Listed

We also offer private pay options.

At Cornerstone, we understand all too well that addiction and a bank account that’s in the black are often mutually exclusive scenarios. If you’ve made the decision to seek addiction treatment, you may be at a loss over how to afford it. The good news is that Cornerstone of Recovery is an in-network provider with most major commercial health insurance plans, meaning that your health insurance policy will likely cover some, if not all, of your drug rehab stay. More importantly, the employees in our business office have decades of experience working with insurance companies to get the most out of your behavioral health benefits, so that you can begin your recovery without the looming cloud of financial strain hanging over your head.

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

We accept Tenncare insurance plans at Stepping Stone to Recovery, our sister TennCare alcohol and drug rehab program .

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