Medically Supervised Detox From Alcohol & Drugs Knoxville TN

It's Not About Getting Fixed , It's About Getting Well

Detox Program For Drugs & Alcohol Knoxville TN

For almost every caller who inquires about our services, one of the first questions they have is, “How bad is detox going to be?”

It’s an understandable fear, especially if you’ve gone into withdrawals on your own without a nursing staff and counselors to take care of you.

If you have no point of reference for treatment, you may be afraid that you’re signing up for more of the same… that’s not the case. Those fears, however, don’t align with reality. We have an incredible Nursing Staff who choose to work here because they are passionate about helping folks like us. Many of our nurses have personal experience with withdrawal and we’ll do our best to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. In our Medical Detoxification Program, you will be safely and slowly withdrawn from the drugs that has enslaved your body and mind. Detox the first step of the treatment journey and it’s critical, because only with a clear head and in comfortable skin can you begin to grasp the life-changing concepts of recovery that will lead you to long-standing, permanent sobriety.

In that sense, Medical Detox is an imperative – for you, and for us. We can’t provide you with the clinical and counseling services you need until you’re in a shape to receive them, and until you are feeling well enough you won’t be able to focus on getting better. For that reason alone, we believe that it’s our imperative in Medical Detox to return you to some semblance of humanity as quickly and safely as possible.

What's it going to be like?

During your stay in Medical Detox, you’ll be assessed every four hours by nursing staff, who will monitor vital signs like your blood pressure, temperature and pulse oximetry; if needed, you may also be prescribed certain medications to make your process more comfortable, including:

  • For benzodiazepine and alcohol withdrawal, we prescribe Phenobarbital;
  • For opiate withdrawal, we tend to use Subutex, Robaxin and/or Clonidine;
  • For cocaine, we utilize Bromocriptine.

While in Medical Detox, you’ll also be provided with three delicious and nourishing meals a day and be given an opportunity to attend an orientation group, an evening wrap-up meeting and other therapeutic sessions to ease you into the routine of community-oriented treatment.

Ultimately, however, you will be given ample opportunity to relax, recharge and allow your body and mind time to heal themselves before you’re integrated into a treatment community of peers. A typical detox stay is three to five days, but depending on the severity of a patient’s symptoms, it may require more time. Our goal is to provide you with that time while keeping tabs on your physical well-being and ensuring that your stay is as comfortable and safe as possible.

Will I be comfortable?

We can’t promise there won’t be some degree of discomfort, but you will be cared for by people who’ve been there before and know what you are going through so they can anticipate and adjust well. In your room, you will have a comfortable bed, the ability to adjust the temperature in your room, plenty of pillows and blankets, and a bathtub so you can soak if you choose. In the community room a few steps down the hall you’ll find a bunch of comfy couches and lounge chairs surrounding a big screen TV where you can watch movies and Netflix til your hearts content. And yes, you are allowed to smoke cigarettes outside.


Let us assure you of this: On the other side of Medical Detox, a whole new world awaits. It’s not one you can fully comprehend in a state of inebriation or withdrawal, but we can assure you, it’s worth the journey and the hardship – minimal though it may be – you might feel in the beginning. We hope you’ll give it, and us, a chance.

What People Are Saying About Us

Steven Rench
Steven Rench
2 months 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
4 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
5 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.

Take A Virtual Tour

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.

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 

Our Residential Treatment Programs Include

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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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.

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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