Educational Workshops for CEU’s
Presents a workshop in conjunction with Cornerstone of Southern California
Topic: ADDICTION AND RECOVERY FROM ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
Speaker: Joseph A. Pursch, M.D., PhD
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Time: Registration 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Place: Cornerstone of Southern California
1950 E. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Contact: (714) 547-4300 “Bring a friend!”
Registration: Fee $10.00 for Workshop, Refreshments, CEU’s
Sponsors: Cornerstone of Southern California
Douglas K. Maguire, C.A.D.C., CEAP, ICADC & Dr. Rick Maguire, Ed. D
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Cornerstone of Southern California is GROWING!!
Cornerstone is looking for quality employees to fill the following job positions:
*Requirements for all positions include:
1 ) Work for a very reputable recovery facility that has been in business for 28 years!
2 ) Must have valid Driver’s License, Insurance and registration.
3 ) No Parole or Probation within the last 2 years.
4 ) No sexual crimes, violent crimes or crimes of deception (fraud).
5 ) CPR/First Aid Certified
6 ) A complete background check will be executed upon job offer.
7 ) A current TB test within the last 90 days
*(Cornerstone can provide CPR/First Aid training and can assist in getting a TB test. Previous positive TB test will require a chest X-ray)
1) Residential ‘Live-In’ House Managers
1 ) FREE – No rent!
2 ) Your own room!
3 ) Cable, Telephone and Wireless Internet Provided at no cost to you!
4 ) Free Utilities!
5 ) Monthly professional house cleaning at no cost to you!
6 ) Gardening service at no cost to you!
7 ) Some homes have food provided from Costco and Albertsons on a weekly basis!
8 ) Air Conditioning and Heating at no cost to you!
9 ) A monthly stipend starting at $150 a month with the possibility of increases depending on job performance!
10 ) Live in a safe Drug Free environment!
11) Be a positive role model for clients in early recovery!
Job Requirements include:
1 ) Minimum of one full year sober.
2 ) Working a strong recovery program.
3 ) Attend regular meetings.
4 ) Ability to be home 7 nights a week before 10:00 pm.
5 ) Ability to complete light documentation.
6 ) Ability to get along with others and conduct oneself in a mature and controlled manner.
7 ) Good communication skills.
8 ) Working cell phone.
9 ) Ability to monitor up to 6 residents who are in early recovery.
10 ) Ability to monitor medication taken by residents.
11 ) Comfortable with resident’s medications being locked in your room.
Job Requirements include:
1 ) Must hold current license/certification.
2 ) Experience preferred.
3) Experienced ‘Board Certified’ Case Managers
Job Requirements include:
1 ) Must be ‘Board Certified’ or in the process.
2 ) Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
3 ) Experience preferred.
4 ) Competency in Individual, Family, Didactic and Group Therapy.
5 ) Competency in documentation and knowledgeable of Recovery Planning.
6 ) Previous Addiction Recovery experience preferred.
4) Class B Drivers
Job Requirements include:
1 ) Class B license with passenger endorsement.
2 ) Clean DMV record.
3 ) Must read/write/speak Spanish and English.
4 ) Must have current/valid license.
5 ) Knowledge of local roads and freeways is preferred.
6 ) Knowledge of vehicle performance/maintenance/safety preferred.
7 ) Must carry a Medical Examiner’s Card.
5) Office Assistants
Job Requirements include:
1 ) High School Graduate.
2 ) Previous related experience in an office setting.
3 ) Ability to cooperate with other personnel.
4) Must be available to work all shifts.
5) Able to act maturely in a highly visible and busy office setting.
If you feel that you are qualified for one of these rewarding positions please fill out an application at:
1950 East 17th Street - Suite 150, Santa Ana CA, 92705
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Mar 9, 2011
The best treatment facility BAR NONE!! They saved my life!!
Feb 3, 2010
This treatment facility has helped my family so much! They have given me my brother back. He has been sober for over a year now after going through Cornerstone. Thanks to all the great people there for their help and support! You guys/gals are THE BEST!
Jul 7, 2010
Thank you Cornerstone! Cornerstone saved my husband's life . It is as simple as that. The center is dedicated to the treatment of addiction but more importantly, to the treatment of the family as a whole and the focus of treatment is on relapse prevention. The change for our family is has been amazing. The Thursday night meetings and lectures for the family plus the Tuesday night family support groups have been my life line. The staff has been wonderful - no words can express the gratitude I have. I highly, highly recommend this facility if you are serious about recovery.
Jul 1, 2010
Cornerstone offers excellent all round support Cornerstone was recommended to me in January by an independent counsellor. I researched their website and immediately had a gut feeling this was the place for my son. There was so much information, and a wide range of programs for the addict/alcoholic. Not only help for them, but for the families too. The Tuesday night session for family members is extremely supportive. It is incredible to see how peoples emotions can change so much over time, and how strong they can become themselves in their recovery process. This group is also open to siblings, which is a great idea. The Thursday night lectures are invaluable in helping to understand the disease of addiction. One thing I find great is that you can still go to the Tuesday evening group and the lectures on a Thursday even after your 'qualifier' has left the centre. This support is fantastic. The programs for the addict/alcoholic are superb. The staff at Cornerstone do their job in a professional manner, and really do care. Despite ... Cornerstone was recommended to me in January by an independent counsellor. I researched their website and immediately had a gut feeling this was the place for my son. There was so much information, and a wide range of programs for the addict/alcoholic. Not only help for them, but for the families too. The Tuesday night session for family members is extremely supportive. It is incredible to see how peoples emotions can change so much over time, and how strong they can become themselves in their recovery process. This group is also open to siblings, which is a great idea. The Thursday night lectures are invaluable in helping to understand the disease of addiction. One thing I find great is that you can still go to the Tuesday evening group and the lectures on a Thursday even after your 'qualifier' has left the centre. This support is fantastic. The programs for the addict/alcoholic are superb. The staff at Cornerstone do their job in a professional manner, and really do care. Despite what my addict son said when he first arrived at Cornerstone that they try and keep you longer than you need, that they only want your money, and that you don't learn anything.... I found this far from the truth. Those 3 statements from my son are typical from some addicts in their disease. Cornerstone helped my son.... they gave him the tools he needed to stay clean and sober... they also gave me the tools I need to take care of myself. Cornerstone family members are like my second family, and have helped me get where I am today. I am so thankful to all the staff at Cornerstone for their help, guidance and support. Their website is also very informative, and extremely helpful. Keep up the good work.
Jun 25, 2010
Our son, who is 23 years old, was abusing drugs and alcohol. He had never been a treatment program. When we became aware of what he was doing, we gave him the option of the street or a rehab. There are many rehabs out there, and I am so grateful that we selected Cornerstone. It is a complete program with treatment for the patient and an education program and support program for the family. Whether he remains clean and sober is up to him, but at least he now has the tools he needs to make an informed decision. We, as the family, now know how to support him, even if that means making it clear to him that if he chooses to go back to using drugs/alcohol, he is not welcome in our home, although we will still love him. Thank goodness we found Cornerstone.
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Recently a friend of mine sought treatment at Cornerstone for alcohol abuse. My buddy said that the treatment was extremely affordable and they worked with him to create a payment plan.
I honestly thought that my friend would no longer be alive today. He had been hospitalized numerous times because of his drinking and he was not able to stop. He has been out of the program now for a few months and is doing well. He is now fully enabled and empowered to live his life free from alcohol. It's totally up to him now where his life goes.
The staff at Cornerstone were caring and professional. They are truly experts in their field. I recommend Cornerstone to anyone or family that is seeking treatment for a loved one.
Cornerstone is an amazing rehabilitation facility that really makes a difference in people's lives. I had an amazing experience working there as an intern. The staff are all really friendly and committed to helping the clients.
Cornerstone is the best treatment facility in Southern California. They have the best and most REAL and CARING staff who know the disease of addiction through and through. They give you real answers and teach not only the addict how to prevent relapse but they also work with the addicts family FREE!! Often the family of the addict is left out of the education process and hence they cannot be a true support system for their loved one because they don't know how to change old behaviors. Cornerstone does it right.
Our daughter who is soon to turn 19, was admitted and stayed for approx 62 days from Feb 2010 here. To our surprise we found out that she was using cocaine, prescription drugs as well as alcohol. Thank goodness that their was a voice on the other end of cornerstones 24hr hotline that night, the night ,I called distraught!! The staff are so well qualified and genuinely caring there that we knew our daughter would get the help she needed... The programme here is structured and educational for both addict and their families. We have been attending classes/groups, both with our loved one there BUT also, just for family members or loved ones of the addicts, at the same time as our daughter was going thru her intense treatment. plan at the center. We got so much support, help guidance and knowledge, here, so that when she would be ready to leave we had the tools too, to accept,cope and plan for when our daughter would leave, sober and healthy!! We cannot express how much the groups have helped us thru this painful time in our life. The staff were wonderful there.and really helped us...... as well as our daughter whom NOW has just celebrated 90 DAYS SOBER,she has left the treatment facility with the tools and the help,and the friends and guidance that she needs to continue living a sober life.... thank You to all at Cornerstone and especially to the staff at Tuesday night family group xx whom we still get to visit each week, to continue getting the help guidance and advice we require to stay healthy for our loved ones too.
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After looking at our YELP pages I realized that most of the reviews we are getting are being "filtered out" by Yelp for some reason. They make it very difficult to view these company reviews for anyone looking at our pages and seem to only allow negative reviews to show up on the front page! I would like to show all our reviews to everyone, good or bad:
For 25 years Dr. Michael Stone and his family have been assisting people who suffer from addiction. Cornerstone of Southern California has saved countless lives and has reunited families over the years. Despite the overwhelming success of their programs there are always a few souls who are delusional and say negative things because things did not turn out as expected because of the client not following direction or the client was not willing to get clean to begin with. No one can work miracles, Cornerstone of Southern California comes close when there is a willingness in client to change, and I have seen it with my own eyes over the past 12 years.
My brother was messed up on Vicodin and alcohol for 15 years. I took him to drug rehab places probably 10 different times during those years and every time he came out he started doing the drugs again. Last year we found Cornerstone of Southern California through a google search for treatment centers in OC. We took him there and met with their 'intake team' to get him admitted to their program. I must say now that they were the most genuine, helpful, caring and REAL people that I have ever seen working at any treatment place EVER! They helped get him enrolled in their program, talked to his insurance and got him covered for more time than we thought possible, and got him situated in their 30 day program. I got to meet the owner and doctor named Michael Stone who was so down to earth and, again, REAL. I want other people to know that this place is TOTALLY LEGIT and, one more time......REAL! My brother has been sober for 10 months now (the longest I have ever been witness too) and he is doing AWESOME! If you need help call them. Don't wait.
The only thing I received from this rehab center was the support of fellow patients and the few caring staff members. Some of the top people in management were incredibly rude.
Cornerstone of Southern California laid the tools at my feet to stay sober. I had problems with booze cocaine marijuana and hallucinogens when i came in but they really drilled in the point that the problem is not the drugs or the alcohol its my disease. All that using was just a symptom of that. They have some great counselors that understand the disease. They do introduce you to a 12 step program and have you get a sponsor among other things to get you oriented to living a life free from the grips of your addiction. I am eternally grateful for the people at cornerstone. They care. If you have someone you know that has a problem and is ready to get help call up Cornerstone. If you have a friend or loved one who goes to cornerstone and does not stay sober it is not because cornerstone did not do their job, its because the client did not have the willingness to let go of the power.
I just completed my time at Cornerstone and I have to say that I am sad to go. This may seem weird since most people think of rehab as a horrible place. I know because I was one of them. I knew i had a problem "Sort of" but did not want to be classified as someone who needed REHAB. Although, going to and being a part of the program changed my whole perspective not just of REHAB but of myself.
Cornerstone in my opinion does not treat the addiction but the mind behind the addictive thinking. I discovered so much about why I think and act the way I do. I learned a better way to do life and to think about my day to day. I learned how to live in happiness even though my life is not always happy. Best of all I learned how to have healthy meaningful relationships. Oh yeah and I stopped drinking
I would recommend the Cornerstone program to anyone who wants to become a better person and break there addiction in the process.
Cornerstone has been vital in my journey throught rehabilitation from my alcoholism. I was admitted to Cornerstone by way of an intervention of my adult daughters and with the help and suport of Cornerstaff. In the beginning I was amazed and bewildered by the kindness and respect with which I was treated. At the time, I was so sick in my disease that I certainly did not believe I was worthy of it. The care I was given through my detox was nothing short of a gift from God. They haeld my hand and cared for me until I could physically begin to care for myself and begin the long process of recovery. The staff has the patience of saints and really care about the clients. Each clients program is customized to fit their individual needs and they are so "solution oriented" it is incredible. Counselors and staff are always available and the education i received pertaining to addiction, recovery and relapse prevention is excellent. One of the awesome things about Cornerstone is that they recognize that addiction affects not only the addict/alcoholic but the entire family. Cornerstone encourages the participation of family and other support members to participate in the recovery process as well. Cornerstone provided a physically and emotional safe environment for me to begin to heal and learn the tools I would need to use in my recovery. I would recommend Cornerstone to anyone and if I had to do it all over again I would.........And in fact I did. Part of my recovery has been plagued by relapse and i was welcomed back to Cornerstone with open arms despite my miserable self-inflicted humiliation and devastation. I'm a slow learner in this process but Cornerstone has never given up on me. I have gone through nearly all phases of their program from my initial medical detox, to their extended care program, Intensive outpatient, family program and I now am happily residing in one of their sober living houses as I am 9 months sober. Thanks to Cornerstone I am working with a sponsor in AA, working full time and continue to participate in their aftercare program. I would never have been able to begin to learn how to live without alcohol if not for the education support and direction of Cornerstone. My undying gratitude to Dr., Stone and His staff for their selfless dedication to the alcoholic/addict who needs help. I would not be where I am today if it were not for them. I continue to grow in my new sober life and I only pray that I can someday pass on to others what cornerstone has given to me. God bless you Cornerstone.
Cornerstone saved my husband's life . It is as simple as that. The center is dedicated to the treatment of addiction but more importantly, to the treatment of the family as a whole and the focus of treatment is on relapse prevention. The change for our family is has been amazing. The Thursday night meetings and lectures for the family plus the Tuesday night family support groups have been my life line. The staff has been wonderful - no words can express the gratitude I have. I highly, highly recommend this facility if you are serious about recovery.
Cornerstone was recommended to me in January by an independent counsellor. I researched their website and immediately had a gut feeling this was the place for my son. There was so much information, and a wide range of programs at various levels from In-patient right through to sober living. Not only help for the addict/alcoholic, but for the families too. The Tuesday night session for family members is extremely supportive. It is incredible to see how peoples emotions can change so much over time, and how strong they can become themselves in their recovery process. (after all, it is a 'family disease') This group is also open to children/ siblings, which is a great idea. The Thursday night lectures are invaluable in helping to understand the disease of addiction. One thing I find great is that you can still go to the Tuesday evening group and the lectures on a Thursday even after your 'qualifier' has left the centre. This support is fantastic.
The programs for the addict/alcoholic are superb. The staff at Cornerstone do their job in a professional manner, and really do care. Despite what my addict son said when he first arrived at Cornerstone that they try and keep you longer than you need, that they only want your money, and that you don't learn anything.... I found this far from the truth. Those 3 statements from my son are typical from some addicts in their disease.
Cornerstone helped my son.... they gave him the tools he needed to stay clean and sober... they also gave me the tools I need to take care of myself. Cornerstone family members are like my second family, and have helped me get where I am today - only 5 months along, but I know I have their support for life. I am so thankful to all the staff at Cornerstone for their help, guidance and support. Their website is also very informative, and extremely helpful. Keep up the good work and THANK YOU.
Dear Dr. Stone and friends at Cornerstone -
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know I am doing FINE!! I am going to meetings, getting together with friends, went up to San Francisco over Memorial Day and, of course, doctors appointments!!! (HA HA! No one like you though, Dr. Stone - unfortunately!)
Anyway, hope all of you are well. I think of you often and about all of the wonderful things you have done for me! It will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
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For years we have heard about treatment facilities that cater to the rich and famous with grounds like five star resorts, gourmet chefs, masseuses, sauna treatments, infinity pools and minimal program work. In light of the recent death of celebrity singer Whitney Houston, the drug induced antics of Charlie Sheen and the multiple relapses of Lindsay Lohan we have been asking ourselves, "Why these types of programs do not work?"
First and foremost, getting sober is not an easy thing to do. There are often many unpleasant aspects of getting sober that these 'High End' facilities fail to address. The first and foremost is teaching addicts about 'Relapse Prevention'. In other words, "How to stay sober after leaving the treatment facility and returning to normal life." Most of the time these high end facilities pamper their clientele without getting into the meat of the issue and the issues behind why the person turned to drugs in the first place. Believe me, a massage and a gourmet meal cooked by a French chef is nice and all, but what does it do to solidify an addicts foundation in the recovery process? The answer - NOTHING!
The rich and famous are used to getting what they want when they want it. They are not used to being told that they cannot do or have something they want. The problem is that this is exactly what these people need, to be told, "No!" They need to learn that the thread count of the sheets they use being over 1000 will not do a thing for them trying to get sober. The dip in the infinity pool overlooking the coastline is healthy but is swimming something that someone can do each time the thought of using drugs comes up in their mind? Again the answer is, "No!"
I am not saying that treatment centers should not do their utmost to make the living arrangements and activities comfortable and engaging for the clientele they serve but to over-focus on this is putting emphasis in the wrong place. The main focus should be on the recovery process, learning the 12-steps, hitting AA or NA meetings, obtaining a sponsor, learning personal accountability, being of service, knowing their triggers, etc.
Cornerstone of Southern California understands what addicts in early recovery need and we have been providing these services to the Southern California area for the past 28 years. We focus on each individual and the unique mix of issues and circumstances that revolve around them. We make sure that the client is comfortable and safe in our recovery environment whether it be in our Inpatient Detox Program, Extended Care, Alternative Sentencing Program, Residential Recovery Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, FREE Family Program or our FREE After Care Program. We understand drug rehab and the recovery process from years and years of experience dealing with addicts trying to get sober. We can help!
Here is a link to a story on this topic from The Today Show/Rossen Reports :
Call us today at 1-800-385-9889.
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Cornerstone has been the employer of choice for Recovery and Addiction Professionals for years and years. When we hire a new staff member we do so because we see qualities in the person that we would like to promote more within our company as a whole. Caring, the ability to listen, understanding, compassion, knowledge and passion for helping others are all qualities that we deem necessary to work here at Cornerstone.
Our staff members are here to be examples of recovery to new clients who are early in their own process towards sobriety. We like to, "Lead with the carrot, NOT the stick!" We believe that the well being of our clientele and the individual support that each staff members can lend to them is of the utmost importance on a day to day basis. We are caring and supportive but firm in how we deal with clients who continually break the rules or exhibit 'relapse behavior' while in the program. We understand that the road to recovery is not an easy one. People slip up and make mistakes but it is how you learn from those mistakes that matters.
I have been tracking the client surveys that have been turned in since January 1, 2012 and have noticed that 8 out of 10 successfully discharging clients feel that our staff members treated each one with dignity and respect at all times. One client wrote, "Even after I relapsed while I was in treatment no one ever even mentioned discharging me! They just brought me back to the Inpatient Detox Facility and were nothing but supportive and understanding. I couldn't believe that they didn't just kick me to the curb like the last place I was in."
We are very proud of the program we have created here at Cornerstone of Southern California over the past 28 years of service and we know that it all starts with the quality of our staff members and the way in which we treat each new client that walks through the door!
If you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, even if you have tried to get sober somewhere else, please call us at 1-800-385-9889 and come see the difference!
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Recently Cornerstone of Southern California has purchased wireless thermostats from 'VeteranAir' for a number of our Residential Recovery Homes. With these new additions we are able to make sure that our clients who reside in these homes are comfortable when they are home. If at any point the clients are either too warm or too cold we have the ability to wirelessly turn the heat or air conditioning on or off in the residence directly from our computer or cell phone!
Not only does this create a comfortable home environment for the clients we serve but also goes hand in hand with our mission to be a more environmentally friendly company. We are able to conserve power in these homes like never before! By saving the company money in this area, we have been able to make major improvements in other areas of our program.
As noted in the previous blog post we have made improvements to our lecture rooms at our Outpatient Office with a new audio/video system. This system will be available to all our staff who hold process groups and family groups and will make the experience for all our clients and their family members more comfortable and enjoyable. We also hope to make DVD's and YouTube videos of some of the lectures for clients or their family members to watch at their convenience or when signs of a possible relapse begin to show.
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Cornerstone has had a problem for some time now. It is a good problem, but a problem nonetheless. We have TOO MANY PEOPLE IN OUR FREE FAMILY NIGHT LECTURES! We have experienced an overflow of concerned family members who have ended up standing in the halls in order to hear the speaker and learn about RELAPSE PREVENTION. To alleviate this problem we have purchased a new Audio/Visual System to enhance all of our participant's experiences here. Everyone will now have a comfortable seat, a good view of the lecturer as well as the ability to hear every word and see all of the helpful visuals that the lecturer may exhibit.
In our main lecture hall we have installed a large projection screen with a ceiling mounted projector to display a HD, 16:9, 1080p image of anything from a Power Point Presentaion, DVD, BlueRay Disc, Internet Articles or even Youtube videos. Along with this is a brand new four speaker sound system which will make it easy for everyone attending to hear every word spoken.
To address the overflow of people at each lecture we have also installed a ceiling mounted HD video camera that will show the lecture in real time in our second largest meeting room. This picture will be displayed on a 55 inch Sony Aquos Television with another 2 speaker sound system bringing crisp audio to all.
As well as making our FREE Family Night Lectures more comfortable for all we will have the ability to create DVD's of each lecture for anyone who might like to take the information home to watch again!
We are very proud of our program here at Cornerstone and are striving every day to find ways to make the experience more comfortable and more effective for all who come to us for help.
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Just over six years ago Cornerstone admitted a heroin addict from Los Angeles, California. This client came to us after four previous attempts at treatment with different facilities in California and also Nevada. After discharging from each treatment center the client would abstain from drugs for a short time but ultimately relapsed and began to abuse drugs again. After the last treatment episode at another facility followed by another relapse, this client was beginning to feel hopeless about the idea of entering another facility with the idea that, "This just doesn't work for me," stuck firmly in their mind.
Luckily, a family member had heard about Cornerstone and the reputation for success that we carry in the recovery community and especially about our main focus, RELAPSE PREVENTION! The family convinced the client to come to us to try our methodology regarding educating each and every client on how to prevent another relapse.
After the initial detoxification from heroin and after about a week of intensive group sessions, education groups, one-on-one counseling, peer groups and lectures this client came to one of our outstanding Case Managers and said, "I have been in multiple treatment facilities and even after only being here for one week I can already feel and see the huge difference in what you all do here for your clients. You actually TEACH us and give us TOOLS to use when we leave here to help ensure our continued sobriety. I was feeling hopeless before I came here and now I actually feel that hope again. Not just hope though....more like confidence!"
About a week ago we were delighted to receive a letter from this client after six years out of treatment. The letter told us that this client has been sober for the past six years and has helped eight other addicts get sober and learn what he learned here at Cornerstone. Two of these actually came through Cornerstone's program and have also remained sober since leaving us.
Relapse Prevention works!
If you or a loved one needs help with drugs or alcohol please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-385-9889. Call now!
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