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Inpatient Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Asheville NC

Last year, commissioners of Buncombe County, North Carolina — home to Asheville — received some grim updates about the addiction epidemics. Between 2015 and 2017, overdose deaths in the county tripled, and overdose visits to the emergency room increased by 25 percent from the first quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. While the city isn't unique in its struggle with drugs, the need for quality addiction treatment for those who live in or near Asheville is as pressing as ever.

Fortunately, there's an unconventional drug rehab that offers nationally respected addiction treatment just on the other side of the Great Smoky Mountains. Those who want a way out of addiction's shadow will find it at Cornerstone of Recovery, an addiction treatment program that's been providing a new way to live for addicts seeking recovery since 1989. Two hours away from Asheville, N.C., we offer substance abuse treatment to individuals from all walks of life who are struggling with addiction, and our philosophy is based on a firm belief that those who suffer aren't bad people trying to become good; they're sick people who need to get well.

Our long-term approach to addiction treatment begins with safe, medically supervised detox, followed by residence in one of our four primary drug rehab programs: Newcomers, for first-time treatment seekers; Recovery Renewal, for those who have relapsed after periods of abstinence or previous attempts at addiction treatment; Young Adult, a more engaging program for men ages 18 to 26; and our unique Women's Program, in which female patients can process the issues, traumas and problems unique to their gender.  During their stay, patients receive receive the most effective scientific, education and holistic approaches to recovery, from one-on-one counseling, peer support, group therapy, educational lectures, fitness in our state-of-the-art fitness center, activity therapy and dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders by our psychiatric team. If both parties are willing, we'll get your family involved in the treatment process as well through family therapy sessions, including a weekend of on-campus lectures, meetings and support groups.

We do it all from the comfort of our spacious and modern four facility campus located on 25 acres, to which we moved in 2017. When Cornerstone was first started in 1989, we began as a small, 18-bed facility, and today we've grown into one of the largest addiction treatment providers in Tennessee. But while our size has increased, our mission is the same. We believe in a "whole person" approach to addiction treatment — healing the body, mind and spirit so that individuals who come to us broken and defeated can stop using, lose the desire to do so and find a new way to live. We're in network with most private and commercial insurance plans, and over the years we've treated hundreds of individuals from the Asheville area. Many of them return home with a commitment to recovery they won't find anywhere else, which makes Cornerstone so much more than just another drug rehab.

Three Reasons Why You Need to Call Today to Get Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment

  • We’re in the middle of great economic uncertainty. Unemployment rates reached their highest levels in history in April, which means COVID-19 took a catastrophic toll on the job market this spring. If you have a job — or even if you don’t, but you still have benefits provided by your previous place of employment — you’re fortunate. And you should take advantage of those benefits to get the help you need for a drug or alcohol problem today, because there’s no guarantee you’ll have the resources to do so down the road.


  • No one is truly certain what life in the time of coronavirus looks like going forward. Yes, there are still new cases being logged daily, and yes, it’s certainly a health concern for anyone and everyone. But if you’re struggling with addiction and alcoholism, you’re already sick — and the disease you’re battling is far more likely to claim your life than COVID-19. Overdose deaths kill more Americans annually than all combat deaths in the Vietnam War, and alcohol-related deaths claim 88,000 lives yearly. If you have an alcohol or drug problem, you’re more likely to become one of those statistics than a COVID-19 victim.


  • Putting it off for another day is no longer an option. You may tell yourself that it is … and you may have made it this far without treatment … but are you truly living? In our experience — and many of us who work at Cornerstone are in recovery ourselves — suffering from addiction and alcoholism is just existing. Our problems slowly get worse, our health slowly declines and we’re stuck in wreckage of our own making, until we’re faced with two choices: get help, or lose everything. Why wait until the latter when with a simple phone call, you can choose the former?
the first step to the rest of your life starts at cornerstone of recovery

Many treatment centers offer a standard regimen of addiction treatment, but our approach is unique. We combine traditional 12 Step-based fundamentals with evidence-based psycho-therapeutic tools that help individuals understand the nature of their affliction, and the reasons they continue to return to drugs and alcohol in the face of negative consequences.

Many of our treatment approaches are mirrored in other rehab centers, but at Cornerstone, you'll have opportunities you won't find anywhere else. From our on-campus ropes course to strengthen trust and team-building, to trauma therapy with trained clinicians, to our family therapy weekends that offer support and education for family members of addicts and alcoholics, you'll have the opportunity to build a better version of yourself than you ever imagined possible.

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North Carolina Outreach Manager

Jess Gupton Shares Her Recovery Story

As Cornerstone of Recovery’s North Carolina Regional Outreach Manager, Jess Gupton often finds herself sharing her personal story of experience, strength and hope.

Her job takes her from her home in Asheville, which she shares with her partner, Vanessa; to Charlotte and beyond. She works closely with North Carolina businesses and companies to introduce Cornerstone’s proven track record of successful addiction treatment into new markets and industries. Her position involves a great deal of networking and establishment of new business contacts, but the most rewarding part of it, she says, is the time she spends with patients.

As Cornerstone’s primary point of contact in North Carolina, she’s often the face of Cornerstone to those who come to our 23-acre campus near Knoxville, Tenn., for residential addiction treatment. She’s a testament to the almost 30-year track record Cornerstone has of successfully delivering addicts and alcoholics from the depths of despair into the light of recovery, a path she knows all too well. By the time she found it herself in 2012, she was at the end of the road.

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At Cornerstone, all new patients are screened by our Assessment and Orientation counselors, who will work closely to develop an individual recovery plan of action. Based on a series of questionnaires, substance use history and other factors, clients are given a detailed treatment plan that takes into account the needs of every individual.

After a period of safe, medically monitored detox — usually lasting three to five days — all patients will be assigned to one of four primary treatment programs:

Newcomers Residential Program

Clinically, the Newcomers Residential Inpatient Addiction Treatment Program is one that 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 number of traditional and evidence-based therapeutic meetings, lectures and counseling sessions.

Young Adult Residential

Our Young Adult Residential Addiction Treatment 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. In addition, we provide a vocational component that helps them determine what a future without drugs might look like.

Recovery Renewal Program

The Recovery Renewal Addiction Treatment Program is specifically designed for those who have previous drug rehab experiences, or even periods of clean time through 12 Step recovery, but who have relapsed. Relapse isn't a failure, and this unique treatment path helps those individuals dig deeper to target the triggers and issues that are stumbling blocks to sustained addiction recovery.

Women's Drug Rehab Program

Our unique Women's Only Addiction Treatment Program offers female patients a safe place in which to process issues specific to their gender. The program is similar in nature to our other treatment paths, in that the lectures, therapies and group meetings are similar, but the treatment is specifically tailored to the unique needs of our female population, which often forms a close-knit and supportive sisterhood during their stay.


After the completion of Residential Inpatient Treatment, clients will then have the opportunity to transition into Intensive Outpatient, a 10-week series of four-day-a-week groups that add another layer to the safety net of early recovery. While on campus, patients will stay with us as part of our Sober Living community, where they establish bonds of support with peers and receive an opportunity to volunteer in the larger recovery and philanthropic community of which Cornerstone is a part.

Does Cornerstone Accept My Health Insurance?

You're ready to get addiction treatment at Cornerstone. Your bags are packed, and you're ready to temporarily take leave of Asheville. But ... how to pay for it? Hey, we get it: Navigating a health insurance plan is often as confusing as filing your taxes. It can be daunting, overwhelming, nerve-wracking … which are the last things you need on your mind if your health, your family, your job and your life is on the line. Addiction puts all of those things in jeopardy, and figuring out how to pay for drug rehab on top of dealing with the day-to-day misery of addiction may feel paralyzing.

Don’t let it. Don’t let it stop you from making that initial phone call. At Cornerstone of Recovery, we accept a host of health insurance plans, and we can help you figure out what benefits your plan provides, help you make arrangements to come to Cornerstone from Asheville and assist you in getting the most out of them for your addiction treatment. Some of the plans we accept include:

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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

At Cornerstone of Recovery, Admissions counselors are standing by to discuss your problem, plan for your treatment and help you get the most out of your health insurance benefits. We believe that recovery should be available to anyone, and that the process can’t begin when the threat of financial strain is a distraction. Call us today to start the next phase of your life.

A Turning Point

Addiction is often the darkest, most difficult time in a person's life. At Cornerstone of Recovery, we've discovered that it can also be a turning point — away from the unhappiness, discord and misery that often predates the use of alcohol and drugs, and toward a life of fulfillment that seems impossible to attain in your darkest hours.

At Cornerstone, we assure you that it's not. There is a way out, and a way up ... and we're waiting to show you.

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Why Consider Leaving Asheville For Treatment

It's not easy, coming to terms with addiction. It's even harder to ask for help. Many times, addicts and alcoholics fool themselves into believing that they can "tough it out" or handle it on their own ... only to find that the scope of their problem is too overwhelming to do so. That can be disheartening, even devastating, which is why it's sometimes beneficial, or even necessary, to get away from the place in which you feel stuck.

By leaving Asheville and North Carolina altogether, those who struggle with addiction can get away from the surroundings that may make it difficult to get clean and stay clean. In East Tennessee, free of the triggers and people that are so closely intertwined with your active addiction, you can call a time out. Throughout your time here at Cornerstone, removed from the pressures of home, you can get back on your feet, deal with your problem and acquire a new set of coping skills that will allow you to return home, when the time is right, able to face life on its own terms without the need to use drugs and alcohol.

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.

Common Addictions We Provide Treatment For

If You Or A Loved One Is Struggling With A Substance Abuse Problem , We Want To Help!

Alcoholism Treatment

Beer , Booze , Liquor , Wine

Cocaine & Crack

Coke , Flake , Snow , Blow , White , Toot , Base , Powder , Dust , Baseball , Bump , Snow , Stash


Smack , H , Tar , Dope , Junk , Chiva , Brown Sugar, China White , He , Black Tar, Snow , Mexican Brown


Ativan , Dalmane , Doral , Klonopin , Librium, Valium , Prosom , Restoril , Serax,  Tranxene , Versed ,  Xanax


Codeine , Fentanyl , Hydrocodone , Methadone , Morphine , Oxycodone , Acetaminophen , Vicodin , OxyContin , Percocet , Roxicet


Bennies , Black Beauties , Crank , Ice , Speed , Uppers


MDMA , Molly, X , Adam , Beans , Candy , Love Drug , Scooby Snacks , Vitamin X


Acid , Blotter , Boomers , Cid , Doses , Dots , Golden Dragon , Loony Toons , Tabs

THC & Marijuana

Dabbing , Shatter , Oil , Edibles and other High Potency THC Concentrates

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.