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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.

What People Are Saying About Us

James Salliotte
James Salliotte
6 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.
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.

Inpatient Alcohol Drug Rehab

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. 

Asheville Drug Rehab

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.

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

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

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