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Aviation Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program

Charting the Path to Long-Term Recovery

The Aviation Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program at Cornerstone of Recovery is specifically designed to help airline employees struggling with addiction find their path to recovery and confidently return to the skies.

Whether a pilot, flight attendant, air traffic controller, or ground crew member, the precision and patience needed for a successful flight puts enormous pressure on aviation professionals. The long hours filled with high-demand physical and mental responsibilities make the desire to take the edge off a natural response. However, the dangers are incomprehensible when drug or alcohol abuse is the outlet of choice.

Who We Treat

We understand that for many, working in the airline industry is part of their identity. In addition to proven treatment methods, our Aviation Program offers a community of peers and professionals with the common goal of ensuring a patient’s substance use disorder diagnosis isn’t the end of a rewarding career. From admission to aftercare, our program liaisons are there to navigate every step of the treatment process.

Our Aviation Program Treats:

    • Pilots
    • Flight Attendants
    • Air Traffic Controllers
    • Ground Crew

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Treating Addiction in Our Aviation Professionals

Created by a collaboration of substance use disorder experts and long-time airline employees with recovery experiences, our program offers a unique and understanding approach to addiction treatment. Our personalized treatment plans are designed to meet each patient’s needs, as well as FAA, HIMS, FADAP, EAP, and union requirements.

Peer Support
Fitness & Activity Therapy
Family Therapy

Cornerstone’s Aviation Program Offers Multiple Clinical Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral Therapy

Chronic Pain


Motivational Interviewing

Medical Detox

Acceptance &
Integration Therapy


Helping Aviation Professionals Maintain Their License

We work directly with patients, their families, and medical providers to address concerns and confirm all critical return-to-work and licensing requirements are met. Our team also assists with processing FMLA and supplemental insurance paperwork to help remove the financial stress of being away from the workplace.


Organizations Requirements Met:

      • Human Intervention and Motivation Study (HIMS)
      • Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP)
      • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
      • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
      • Aviation Unions
      • Individual Employers

Returning To Work

Before discharging from our residential program, patients in the Aviation Professionals Program create a personalized plan for ongoing care and monitoring needs. Our specialized team helps with the transition into outpatient, extended care, or supportive sober living programs and provides resources for connecting with recovery communities at home and while traveling.

Click below to learn more about substance use disorder and recovery resource programs availabe to pilots and flight attendants.

HIMS Substance Use Disorder Program for Pilots
FADAP substance use disorder program for flight attendants
Taking the Next
Taking the Next

Cornerstone is committed to your well-being even beyond the completion of your residential program. We provide multiple methods to remain connected with our recovery community, ensuring ongoing support and accountability along your journey.

Extended Care Program

Our Extended Care Program offers additional care and programming with peers at the PHP level, helping you to successfully transition back into your everyday life. Extended Care sessions continue the schema therapy work of the residential programs, as well as offering experiential and 12-Step group outings.

Cornerstone Alumni Community

The Cornerstone Alumni Program offers support and fellowship through a strong community of peers in recovery, helping to bridge the gap between treatment and a rewarding life of sobriety with resources, advocacy, and opportunities for social connection.

Aftercare Program & Recovery Coaching

Every Cornerstone patient has the opportunity to participate in recovery coaching and support groups led by a dedicated Cornerstone facilitator for up to two years after completing your treatment program.

Our Residential Treatment Campus

With modern facilities in a picturesque landscape, Cornerstone of Recovery campus creates a serene, community environment. Patients enjoy comfortable accommodations and participate in meditation, life skills education, and athletic, artistic, and social recreation, practicing behaviors essential for success in recovery.

Our Residential Treatment Campus

Located just south of Knoxville, TN, our inpatient rehab facility was designed for calm and comfort. Modern architecture, set within the stunning natural views of the Little River and Great Smoky Mountains, offers a peaceful setting to focus on sobriety.



We are in network with most insurance providers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Humana, Aetna, TRICARE, and Veterans Community Care programs. Contact us for a free insurance verfication to find out what benefits are available through your plan

Your Partner in Recovery

“From an aviation standpoint, Cornerstone knows the hoops and hurdles you have to jump through to get back flying. They want to get people healthy and back to work. The programming and counseling are head and shoulders above everybody”

-Brad S., Cornerstone Alumnus

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