Cornerstone of Rhinebeck in Rhinebeck, NY

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(3.9 of 5)
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91 Serenity Hill Road
Rhinebeck NY 12572

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Located on the banks of Silver Lake in New York’s Hudson Valley, Cornerstone of Rhinebeck is a residential rehabilitation facility that serves adults struggling with substance use disorders. Medically supervised detox support is available on-site (placing the center among only 3.6 percent of New York residential facilities), and treatment incorporates evidence-based psychotherapy with recreation and nutritional guidance. The same organization operates another Cornerstone residential rehab with an emphasis on detox in Fresh Meadows.


Clients begin treatment at Cornerstone of Rhinebeck with physical and psychiatric evaluations. Individualized treatment plans can be tailored to address an array of addictions, including to opioids and cannabinoids such as K2, according to the facility's website. It should noted that the clinical staff can administer, but does not prescribe, Suboxone.

The facility introduces residents to self-help resources, encouraging attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) on and off-site. Residents typically also participate in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), addiction education sessions, and specialized courses addressing anger management, sober living skills, family dynamics, and smoking cessation. Available holistic offerings include yoga and zumba.

According to CiteHealth, some services are available in Spanish, which is the case at 39 percent of New York’s 842 treatment facilities.


Cornerstone of Rhinebeck employs nurses, state-credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselors (CASAC), and certified activity instructors.


The 96-bed rehab center is set on 32 secluded acres with mountain and lake views. Courtesy transportation is provided to Cornerstone of Rhinebeck. The four individuals polled to date by provided mixed reviews for the quality of its facilities.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 3.5/5

Two of the three asked to rate exercise and leisure activities granted three out of five stars, and the third gave just one star.


While recommending Cornerstone of Rhinebeck to others, finding the rehab effective, and citing staff as a facility strength, the one former client polled by described therapeutic practices as “weak” and untraditional. Nevertheless, they rated an array of metrics evaluating treatment and accommodations four out of five stars, including counseling options and family participation. Holistic offerings received three stars.

Other sources revealed polarized feedback for this facility. On Google, 18 individuals contributed to an average rating of 2.9 out of five stars. Three reviewers highlighted the helpful staff, beautiful setting, and clean treatment environment. A couple represented the program as inadequately supervised, with not enough drug testing or control over outside contact.[1]

Of seven CiteHealth reviews for Cornerstone of Rhinebeck, four referenced difficulty arranging appointments or communicating with staff prior to admission. Of the three evaluating extensive experience at the rehab center, one echoed Google reviewers’ criticism of the program’s ineffectiveness, while two characterized their experience positively, one calling it life-changing.[2] Likewise on Facebook, there were two positive reviews, representing knowledgeable, caring staff and successful recovery experiences.[3]


Two of the three loved ones polled by rated their likelihood to recommend Cornerstone of Rhinebeck three stars, and one would not recommend the program to others. They agreed on three-star ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience and concurred with alumni on limited holistic therapy. Poor staff communication and insufficient access to counseling were repeated concerns.


Six staffers contributed to an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars on Indeed. Most shared favorable reviews of staff commitment and the program’s structure, although two represented the environment as “dysfunctional.”[4]


According to the Cornerstone of Rhinebeck website, this facility accepts several health insurance plans and provides assistance in verifying coverage. polled four individuals on the facility’s costs.

Affordability: 3.5/5

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on December 2018

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very secure, rehab not long enough should be 90 days min with the person going to a site watched alternate facility after. Very secure unable to get any info even though u know the person is there u have to wait for the person to actually call you


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there very well stffed there theraputic practices are weak, they were for the omosr part proffesonable except a little untrdtional about thoier recovery methods


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My exhusband needed help asap from what I did see of the place and the programs offered it was where he needed to be, but he did not stay long enough to fully be rehabilitated, this is not the facilities fault but his own.


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Not enough emotional support. Need more counselling and financial support. They should have more strict rules

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