We accept HMO, PPO and EPO plans!

22 Jun

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Most treatment centers are able to accept HMO insurance plans but Cornerstone’s IN-NETWORK status with most insurance companies allows us to accept PPO and EPO plans as well! What type of insurance do you have? Does it cover treatment?

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Cornerstone of Southern California

16 Jun


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While residential treatment is the most effective and comprehensive form of addiction rehab, IOP treatment can be effective in individuals after a residential rehab program. Many people have maintained careers and families throughout addiction and need to ensure the continuity of those aspects of their life during treatment. This is when IOP may be the right choice for intensive rehabilitation structured around work, school, home life and other obligations. Within IOP treatment, clients still receive staff and peer support while maintaining their access to the community.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment, known in the field as “IOP” can be offered as a primary treatment program by a Cornerstone clinical staff member or through an outside medical assessment conducted by a licensed Addiction Medicine professional. IOP is only recommended for those clients who do not require a medically-supervised detox program prior to admitting. A good IOP program allows clients in recovery to continue their therapy, part-time, while still maintaining a normal schedule outside the treatment setting. Essentially the IOP program is made to accommodate a client’s normal work and family life. In Cornerstone’s Intensive Outpatient Program, all clients receive individualized treatment through group therapy as well as being assigned an individual counselor who will meet with them 1-on-1 each week. Our groups are kept to 15 or less and cover a myriad of topics which can include:

Relapse Prevention Education
Management of cravings and triggers
Understanding addiction and the recovery process
In depth explanation of the 12-step program
Co-occurring disorders
Family dynamics and Codependency
Post-acute withdrawal syndrome
Socialization in sobriety

Cornerstone’s 1-on-1 counseling sessions are private sessions where more personal issues can be discussed that may not have been addressed in the larger group therapy sessions. Our intensive outpatient program is structured so that more attendance may be required in the beginning of IOP treatment than later when the client’s strength in their recovery program has been established. The intensity of the first few weeks in a recovery program helps clients successfully navigate their most fragile period of sobriety with more support and guidance.

Our IOP program will allow clients to continue to live in their own homes while continuing treatment. Clients are able to go to work or to look for a job, and can begin rebuilding their personal lives while maintaining the help and support they receive from our program. Clients are responsible for participating in group or individual therapy according to their scheduled treatment plan.

Don’t be ashamed of a relapse. Ask for help.

8 Jun

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A relapse has happened. What are you going to do about it? What are your options? Who should you tell or should you keep it a secret? There are many avenues down which you may travel after relapsing back into substance abuse. The best and most healthy option is to ask for help immediately instead of wallowing in shame and guilt. It is absolutely natural to have these negative feelings and to be remorseful for your actions but don’t sit mired in the problem – seek a solution.

Cornerstone’s treatment team has come up with a few steps to take after a relapse event. There is always an underlying reason why we relapse and the task at hand should be to uncover that reason, learn from it and move on as a stronger person because of it. When you stumble off the path the only way to keep going is to get back on track!

Here are the steps you should take after relapsing:

  1. Do not wait – act immediately to find help. –  You are going to feel remorseful due to your actions. You will be angry at yourself and in this moment it can be easy to throw your hands up and simply give up. DON’T!! Recovery and sobriety is about choosing the best path even when it is not the easy path. Think of your friends and family and remember that you were able to do it before and you can do it again. Call your sponsor or a sober friend right away and tell them what happened.
  1. Take responsibility for your actions and don’t minimize anything. – So you have called your sponsor or a sober friend. Did you tell them the truth? The WHOLE truth? You must remember that sobriety is living your life by a code of rigorous honesty and transparency. Minimizing the issue or leaving out pieces of the story will not help you.
  1. Use the AA community and seek support from your sponsor or family. – Your sponsor, family and friends want the best for you and may initially be disappointed that you have stumbled along your path but ultimately they will commend you for coming to them right away and not hiding your mistake. By telling them you have helped to protect yourself from yourself.
  1. Seek professional help. – Call the treatment center where you got help in the past or a counselor who has worked with you before. Make an appointment to see them or even to re-admit to a treatment program. There is no shame in going back to a rehab you have been to before. Reputable treatment centers like Cornerstone understand the struggles and pitfalls that occur in recovery and can be instrumental in getting you back on track in sobriety.
  1. Learn from it and grow. – Use this as a learning experience. Remember the lead up to the relapse and who and what you were getting into at the time so in the future you may be able to see the relapse storm brewing and chart a new course.

Cornerstone Alumni Experiences

7 Jun

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“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.” Anonymous

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Starting Addiction Treatment

25 May

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Here are some excellent tips when beginning treatment:

Do not think that treatment means that you sit and wait for others to fix you.

You must be proactive. Others can give guidance. They cannot change you.

The most important recovery tool you have is group therapy.

Face reality, learn about addiction and deal with denial;

Become willing to change and ask for help;

Discover and explore spirituality as a source of help and a means of ‘filling the void’;

Engage in self discovery;

Identify, with the help of your group and therapist, obstacles to change;

Commit to make changes;

Take action to change.


By specialist Therapist  –  Christopher Burn


– See more at: http://www.castlecraig.co.uk/blog/03/2016/starting-addiction-treatment#sthash.QWoNhDGr.dpuf

What does Cornerstone of Southern California offer?

19 May


Here are just a few of the benefits offered at Cornerstone:

Cornerstone is in-network with most major insurance companies and can accept HMO’s.

Cornerstone believes in and practices ethical drug testing procedures approved by addiction professionals, addiction medicine physicians, the DHCS, the Joint Commission and the insurance companies we are contracted with.

Cornerstone provides Alternative Sentencing to clients with legal issues and is viewed in high regard by all local court systems, local judges and attorneys.

Cornerstone has been offering Residential Recovery Home Environments since 1984.

Cornerstone has the support of local independent Addiction Medicine Physicians and certified Psychiatrists to assist our clients with their medication needs as well as offering counseling services to clients with dual diagnosis.

Cornerstone staff are caring, enthusiastic and enjoy helping others make positive changes in their lives.

Cornerstone has a Fully Integrated Continuum of recovery services, including Detoxification, Extended Care, Monitored Residential, Alternative Sentencing, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Family Program and Sober Living Homes . If a client has difficulties in their early recovery they do not have to be transferred to another facility. Residents can move within the system to higher or lower levels of care for the most appropriate treatment for the individual at any time.

Cornerstone Recovery Homes are beautiful, safe, warm and comforting. We are located 20 minutes from Newport Beach, 15 minutes from John Wayne/Orange County airport and 15 minutes from Disneyland.

Cornerstone homes are close to many business establishments in Orange County which allow for employment opportunities, social activities and public transportation.

Cornerstone has access to a wide variety of excellent 12-Step meetings in the local area.

Cornerstone has 20 Beautiful Recovery Homes that allow only six residents per home and two per bedroom. It is centrally located in Southern California in beautiful, safe, residential areas of Orange County.

Cornerstone has a large outpatient facility where we offer Day and Evening Programs for patients and families. We offer Continuing Care, Aftercare and Alumni meetings for our residents.