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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.

What People Are Saying About Us

James Salliotte
James Salliotte
3 months ago
The staff, Counselors, and Therapist's are all amazing and truly caring. I will miss so many of them. The food isn't the greatest but they do occasionally hit one out of the ball park. Especially the brownies. The Medical staff is badly understaffed. My only complaint is they sent me to two out of network doctor appointments while I was in R. And R. I've tried talking to many people but keep getting brushed off. But this is just my experience. If your looking for your best Chance of sobriety. This is the place. You learn so much about yourself and why we do the things we do. And how to change those behaviors. I highly recommend Corner Stone of Recovery. "It became the solid foundation for which I'm rebuilding my Life."- J.K. Rowling
Fred T
Fred T
5 months ago
I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Cornerstone. I went there the last time for me in Sept.2001 and left in March 2002 and because of the treatment that I received I have been clean and sober for 21 years. I took a early retirement from the railroad and became a substance abuse counselor because I wanted what the staff at that time had and to do for others what they did for me. Thank You Cornerstone. If you are reading this and on the fence look no further because they are the best especially if you are serious about Recovery.
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith
9 months ago
The staff is second to none. most of the councilors had been in my shoes and that alone was comforting. Every employee from the nurses to the kitchen staff seemed so genuine. There may be nicer, newer facilities around the country but i would pick the staff at Cornerstone over any of them.
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

Our Admissions Team can verify your benefits by phone or online through Bradford, our parent company.

We also offer private pay options.

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 treatment program. Our Patient Financial Services and Admissions Teams work with insurance companies to help you get the most out of your behavioral health benefits.

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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