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Inpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab Nashville TN

There are quite a few drug rehab possibilities in the Nashville area, and for good reason: From 2005 to 2010, an average of 218,000 people in the Nashville metropolitan area, ages 12 and older, reported using an illicit drug in the previous year, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

That represents 18.1 percent of the metro population, almost 4 percentage points higher than the state or national average during the same period. It hasn't gotten any better since, either: In 2017, the death rate due to drug overdoses was 32.2 residents per 100,000 people in Davidson County, higher than the state and national average. Opioid-related deaths mirrored that trend, as did those deaths attributed to heroin overdoses.

Given those numbers, there’s clearly a demand for addiction treatment … and at Cornerstone of Recovery, we recognize that sometimes you need to get out of the city where you’ve done so much of your using in order to get better. Three hours to the west, we've been offering comprehensive treatment for addiction since 1989, when we first opened our doors as a small, 18-bed drug rehab on the outskirts of Knoxville. In 2017, we moved to our current location — a four facility campus on 25 acres, halfway between Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, that's one of the largest residential addiction treatment providers in Tennessee. From our spacious and comfortable residence tower to our state-of-the-art fitness center to patio dining overlooking a nearby river, we believe that a good drug rehab can provide both serenity and a new way to live.

At Cornerstone, that way begins with a safe, medically supervised detox regimen that lasts 3 to 5 days, followed by a transition to one of our four residential inpatient addiction treatment programs: Newcomers, for those seeking treatment for the first time; Recovery Renewal, for those who have been to drug rehab previously but have been unable to stay clean, or who have relapsed after a period of abstinence; Young Adult, an engaging program for men ages 18 to 26; and our Women's Only program, a sisterhood of recovering females who find fulfillment and validation among their peers. Within these programs, patients receive one-on-one counseling, peer support, 12 Step facilitation and evidence-based therapies, from dual diagnosis care for co-occurring mental health disorders by our psychiatric team to trauma therapy for past pain to family therapy to help divides with loved ones — who will get the opportunity to attend an intensive and immersive family therapy weekend during your stay.

At Cornerstone, an addiction treatment stay typically lasts 28 to 35 days, although that can be extended by patients who choose to take part in our Intensive Outpatient and Sober Living programs. We understand that sometimes, those who live in or near Nashville need a little more time away from it in order to get back on their feet, and we're happy to make arrangements for those individuals to stay as long as they need.

If you're a resident of Nashville and are interested in learning more, reach out to our trained and compassionate Admissions staff. We're in network with most private and commercial insurance providers, and we'll help you navigate the ins and outs of your health insurance so that you can get the most out of your benefits — while at the same time, getting the most out of the addiction treatment you need to get your life back on track.

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

We’re three hours east of Nashville down Interstate 40, and in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll find a bucolic setting that’s a welcome respite to the bustle and boom of an ever-growing Music City. We’re a rehab program that’s offered treatment for drug and alcohol addictions since 1989, which means we have plenty of experience; we’re also the largest residential treatment center in the state of Tennessee, which means we have a place for you on our four-facility campus that includes a wide variety of treatment programs and therapeutic paths to help you stop using, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.

Inpatient Alcohol Drug Rehab

Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Treatment Programs

Cornerstone of Recovery is a drug and alcohol rehab established by a business leader who lost everything due to his own alcoholism. After discovering sobriety, he put everything he had into opening up a modest, 18-bed facility in a suburban strip mall outside of Knoxville, and over the next 30 years, it's grown into one of the largest residential treatment providers in the state. Our addiction treatment programs offer a whole-person approach to drug and alcohol recovery, taking into account the individual needs of each patient and examining all areas of their lives that need attention.

Our approach is built on medical and scientific evidence that addiction is a biological, diagnostically quantifiable disease, a mental health disorder that requires a combination of compassion and rehabilitation. We emphasize to those who come to us with alcohol and drug addictions that they're not bad people who need to be good; they're sick people who need to get well, and our time-tested models of traditional abstinence-based therapy and evidence-based clinical practices provide the best path on which to do that. Whether you reside in Nashville, Tennessee, or other parts of the country, the approach to your addiction recovery is the same, and it all begins with medical detox.

A short term process usually lasting three- to five days, patients are monitored by medical staff around the clock while being administered medication to ease the symptoms of withdrawal, after which time they transition into one of four primary programs:

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. 

Inpatient Drug Rehab Nashville TN

Why Consider Leaving Nashville For Addiction Treatment

It’s not always easy to reach that potential when you’re stuck in the same playgrounds, surrounded by the same playmates. Leaving Nashville may seem like a worrisome endeavor, but a re-location to a new environment, free from the stressors that surround your day-to-day life, can sometimes be the best prescription for the “medicine” you need to combat your addiction. When you’re constantly surrounded by reminders of where you got high or drunk, and you can’t get away from the faces that were a part of that wreckage, it can be difficult to ever move past them. At Cornerstone of Recovery, you’ll be three hours away from the town associated with some of your darkest days.

By taking part in our residential inpatient program, you’ll develop a whole new set of coping skills, handed down by a safety net of peers and clinically trained staff members — many of whom are in recovery themselves — that will help you become stronger, steadier and more stable, so that when it’s time to return to Music City, you can do so with the support network in place and the confidence you need to succeed as an individual in recovery. 

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.

If you’re examining your options for addiction treatment in the Nashville are, don’t discount Cornerstone of Recovery because of distance, and certainly don’t discount us because you believe we’re unaffordable. As one of the largest residential addiction treatment providers in Tennessee, we’re in-network with most major health insurance policies, and if you have a private health insurance plan, chances are good that your behavioral health benefits will pay for some, if not all, of your drug rehab stay.

The first step is to call us and see: Our professional staff members have worked with commercial health insurance companies for almost three decades and will fight for the maximum amount of benefits allowed under your plan. Some of the health plans we accept 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

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

Ready To Get Started?

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.