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 In our Medical Detoxification Program, you will be safely and slowly withdrawn from the drugs that has enslaved your body and mind.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

James Salliotte
James Salliotte
5 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
Denia French
Denia French
2 months ago
Wow I don't know where to begin. This place saved my life. Peggy(peer there) is amazing and goes above and beyond for everyone she can!! It's so clean and beautiful and just gives you peace and mind while you are trying to get clean and start building back your life. It was a amazing 1st experience with rehab/treatment and I am thankful to Cornerstone and the staff.
Fred T
Fred T
7 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
11 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.

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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