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Quality Alcohol and Drug Treatment Care since 1984

A Message from our founders

"Cornerstone is a Family-Run Recovery and Treatment Center and we hope you find your answers here."

Michael Stone MD, Founder of Cornerstone

Jessica & Michael Stone, MD

"I have been working with alcoholics and drug addicts since 1969 and I founded Cornerstone in 1984. During this time it has become obvious that the majority of patients and their families can be safely and more comfortably treated in a home environment like Cornerstone. My staff and my family have enjoyed the ability to do this work, providing the best care with dignity."  Michael Stone MD

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We are not a Medi-Cal or Medicare provider.

Helping people recover from addiction since 1984

Cornerstone provides: Drug Detox, Alcohol Detox, Alcohol Rehab, and Drug Rehab treatment programs that are individualized for each person entering our Center. We are the #1, adult program for addiction, in Orange County, Southern California.

We develop a unique recovery plan for each client suffering from addiction or abuse of alcohol and/or drugs.

The most common problems we see, apart from alcohol dependency, are prescription tranquillizer dependency and abuse (Xanax, Valium, Librium, Ativan, Serax, Soma, Barbiturates) and narcotic prescription painkiller dependency and abuse (Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, Norco, Tramadol, Darvon). Other problems from dependency on methadone, heroin, and Suboxone; stimulant dependencies to cocaine, meth addiction, methamphetamine, adderal and Ritalin. Marijuana dependency is common, but dependencies on PCP, LSD, ketamine, GHB and ecstacy are less frequently seen.

Cornerstone provides a full continuum of care including Detoxification, Primary Rehabilitation, Extended Care, Outpatient Treatment, Alternative Sentencing, Recovery Homes and Sober Living in Orange County California.

We are nationally accredited by The Joint Commission, Licensed and Certified by the State of California and Probation Approved. We have contracts with most insurance plans and work well with many known, large employers both locally and nationwide.

Michael Stone, M.D, our founder, along with our dedicated and caring staff have been helping addicts and their families since 1969. In 1984, he founded Cornerstone of Southern California, which currently has drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Orange, Santa Ana and Tustin, CA. In addition to licensed/certified alcohol and drug counseling staff, many of our support staff are in recovery and all have credentials of the heart.

We have been providing quality and ethical care since 1984.

Alcohol and Drug Rehab

We believe that we provide the best clinically experienced staff and programs you will find. How do we know? Our clients tell us every day, and those that have been in other centers say they wish they had come to Cornerstone first.

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Our former clients say it best...

It is the truly caring staff that makes Cornerstone the best rehab I have been to. The best part was finally getting my depression medications right, after many others tried for 2 years. Jim V.

Dr. Stone, I am so grateful to your program and also your generosity. I was a hopeless addict who believed there was no way of getting clean. Thanks to my sister and Cornerstone staff, I recently took my 90 day chip in N.A. Thanks, my life has been changed. Isaac C.

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Why Are We Different? Why Choose Cornerstone?

We provide very flexible, fully integrated programs including Drug and Alcohol Rehab, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Social Model and Medical Detox, Partial and Full Day Treatment, Intensive morning and evening Outpatient, Pain Management support, Residential Rehab and Treatment, Intensive Inpatient Residential, Extended Care Program, Alternative Sentencing Programs, Recovery and Sober Living Homes.

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What to Pack

Cornerstone programs are in normal, home-like settings in upscale neighborhoods. We believe that a person suffering from addiction should have a good foundation for recovery when participating in normal everyday functions. In addition to Group Therapy, Individual Therapy Lectures, and Assignments, our residents follow a daily routine similar to what they will do when they leave treatment.

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Most Recent Blog Posts

September 29, 2016

How bad has the opioid epidemic truly become?

Did you know that drug overdoses now kill more people in this country than automobile accidents? The mere fact that this national crisis can be labeled as an ‘epidemic’ and where the Surgeon General has personally sent a letter to each and every physician warning them not to prescribe opiate medications to patients too easily […]

September 28, 2016

Hormones may affect female vulnerability to cocaine addiction

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are conducting a new study to determine how fluctuating estrogen levels may make females more sensitive to the effects of cocaine and ultimately, more vulnerable to cocaine addiction. To learn more click here.

September 23, 2016

Should opiate addicts be able to sue the doctor or pharmacy that contributed to their addiction?

On May 13, 2015, the Supreme Court of West Virginia ruled that patients who become addicted to prescription medications can sue doctors and pharmacies for addiction-related damages. This ruling may have significant implications for prescribers of medications with the potential for addiction, including emergency physicians. Read more here.

September 21, 2016

Addicts teaming up for money to buy heroin

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September 15, 2016

Say NO to refills!

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September 14, 2016

Mindfulness can aid in Addiction Recovery

An Eastern Medicine practice has been shown to positively influence the recovery outcomes of stimulant addicts. Pushing away thoughts of the past and future and being focused on the here and now is a beneficial therapeutic technique in helping addicts stay sober and beat depression and anxiety disorders. Read more about this ancient practice here.

September 8, 2016

Why do some people become addicted to drugs and not others?

There is no single prerequisite or contributing factor that will signal if someone will become an addict. It takes a group of influencing factors working together (in most instances) to create the addicted person and the more of these prerequisites a person has the greater the chance that addiction becomes an issue for them. A […]

September 7, 2016

Letter from the Surgeon General Regarding the Opioid Epidemic

Dear Colleague, I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated by opioid overdoses. I meet families too ashamed to seek treatment for addiction. And I will never forget my own patient whose opioid use disorder began with a course […]

August 31, 2016

Parenting in Recovery: How to Prevent Addiction in your Children

Raising children in this day and age is difficult to say the least. Parents try to set good examples for their children every day but still struggle to do the right thing in each situation. Raising children as a recovering addict is even more difficult. How as parents can we shelter our kids from the […]

August 30, 2016

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