I can't express enough how grateful I am!

My experience was completely different.   Dr Stone and his staff saved my life.  It will be 10 years this Jan.

I had just gotten my 4th DUI, I was loosing my job, my house, I had a bunch of payday loans out and my life was a disaster. I was loosing everything!  Completely unmanageable!!

I went through detox, intensive inpatient,  outpatient and then into sober living.  The staff and Dr stone genuinely cared about my needs and provided a safe environment for my treatment.  They gave me the tools to live life on life's terms.  This process was life changing.  I have so much respect for Dr Stone and his facility.

Cornerstone brought me an my family back together, taught me how to be accountable for my actions and how to live life with out any substances.  I can't express enough how grateful I am!

I now have a career,  make great money, own 2 houses and am engaged to be married.  If you work it, take one day at a time...this sober thing will work.

Thank you so much Cornerstone!!

 

Anonymous

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New kitchen in House 18!

Cornerstone continuosly strives to be the best drug and alcohol treatment center serving our Orange County community and have been systematically upgrading our residential homes to the best of our ability. Recently, Cornerstone has remodeled the interior of House number 18 in the 20 Recovery Home System. A brand new kitchen has been installed with new cabinetry, new granite countertops, new flooring, fresh paint,and all new appliances. We have also installed new latex foam beds, pine dressers and HD TV. Next will be to install new windows in the near future and possibly a solar power system for the rooftop. We want all our clientelle to live in safe, clean and comfortable homes while they are learning the tools they need to stay sober and reconnect with the world.

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance with drugs or alcohol please don't hessitate to call us now - 1-800-385-9889.

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Entire Cornerstone System is Orange County Probation Approved...AGAIN!

Cornerstone owns and operates 20 Recovery Homes, all Licensed and Certified by the Department Of Health Care Services (formerly the State Alcohol and Drug Programs). We have been working with the Department for the past 28 years and we are considered one of the very best treatment centers in the state of California. Cornerstone has also worked closely with the Orange County Probation Department and has just cleared their annual inspection of all 20 individual homes. On September 20th, we recieved confirmation that each and every Cornerstone Recovery Home is cleared to house probationers who are in need of drug and alcohol treatment services. We are proud to work with both entities and strive to maintain the highest quality of care and service to our community.

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Another positive review!!

This facility is excellent.  They are very up front about the care and environment of care of the clients.  I find that the counseling staff are thorough and respectful.

I saw a couple negative reviews here but I would have to say I had a thoroughly differently experience.  They are methodical and above all safe and ethical in dealings with finances and care for families and clients.

I would recommend this facility to anyone and everyone seeking QUALITY help.  They have been around longer than most everyone, something like 30 years(???)...something must be right about this place.

Thanks everyone!!!

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Review of the Cornerstone Program by a concerned mother

My daughter recently admitted to this place.  I have found peace within myself going to the family program with all their support.  I didn't realize what a "gift" it was just to back off and let this process happen as I was advised to do.

I always wanted to FIX everything or control it all.  I'm a mom, that is all I know how to do. I did read these reviews but I was sent here by someone who got sober here and had good success.  I think the proof is in the pudding.

My daughter has been there 44 days and I am extremely happy with the work she has done with her counselor and friends she has met there.  She truly is a different person than when she went in.  In all honesty, I owe the staff there a debt of gratitude for helping my family come together, get the skeletons out of the closet, talk about the elephant in the room, whatever and HEAL!!!

Secrets destroy families, all members, not just the "sick" one as we are ALL part of my daughter's disease I have learned.  We all contribute in some way and we all need our own program as well.

Thank God we found this place.  I wish I could reach out and tell each person reading this how important it is to save a life...they are saving my daughters life, and in turn, repairing my entire family.

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Review of the Cornerstone Treatment Program

I came into Cornerstone feeling mentally, emotionally and physically broken from my addiction of opiates. After spending a couple weeks detoxing and becoming educated about my disease I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Through group processing, A.A. Meetings and one on one meetings with case mangers I slowly became more confident to get back into the real world.

This is the second time I have attempted treatment and I feel Cornerstone was exceptionally better. The case managers and staff were very understanding about the patients needs and wants but at the same time made you earn back trust and freedom by excelling in your own recovery.

Today I have 4 months clean and attend A.A. Meetings daily all which I have Cornerstone to thank. For anyone contemplating treatment centers I would definitely recommend Cornerstone because as of "today" its saved my life!

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Review of Cornerstone of Southern California

I have read the reviews about Cornerstone of Southern California and having some sober time under my belt I found some of the attacking comments - sad.  I would love to know the real reason behind the experiences some of these reviewers had.  Everyone is entitled to their opinions but the venomous tone these folks take tells me they are, maybe not working a program?  Possibly still using? Have scary family dynamics?

No one seems willing to take responsibility for their actions/life choices.....then they blame others by pointing fingers and forgetting that three are pointing back at them.  I would consider Cornerstone because I have close friends that are still sober today because they took responsibility for their "stuff" and recognized their part in the problem and ACTUALLY COMPLETED their care at Cornerstone.

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Long Term Success after Cornerstone of Southern California Treatment Program

Cornerstone staff got a suprise visit this morning from an ex-client who came to us after 4 failed treatment episodes at different treatment centers in California and Arizona. This client was detoxing from Heroin and prescription medication addiction and was in very bad shape when he arrived in our Intake Office. Our excellent Intake Staff moved him through the admission process quickly and smoothly and were able to use the client's insurance to pay for the initial detox program. After 30 days at the Inpatient Detox Facility in Santa Ana, CA this client moved into our Extended Care Phase 1 Program. This client enjoyed the interaction with his individual Case Manager and his Residential House Manager and ended up staying for 3 months.

It has been over a year since this client left our program and he stopped by this morning to let the staff here know that he is still sober and has been taken off all medications. He has a steady job and is saving his money to move into an apartment with his fiance. We couldn't be more proud and enthusiastic for the success that this client has seen in his life after Cornerstone. This is why we do what we do everyday! Congratulations to all of you who have beaten the ugly disease of addiction! We are behind you 100%!

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Don't leave treatment just cause you feel better

Cornerstone of Southern California has been serving the Southern California area for 29 years helping addicts rid their lives of drug and alcohol abuse. We believe in teaching clients about 'Relapse Prevention' and focusing, not only the client, but their families as well. The disease of addiction effects all of the people who come in contact with the addict and can gravely effect parents and siblings as well.

 

Over the years and after hundreds and hundreds of exit interviews I have found an overarching theme that buds and blossoms in the minds of many clients when the haze of their addiction first wears off and a semblance of clarity and physical health returns. They want to leave treatment and go back to their old lives feeling overconfident that they can handle the stresses, situations, influences, peers, co-workers, bosses, children, etc., that go hand in hand with their life before treatment. The key word here is 'overconfident' because simply feeling better and healthy again is not enough to stay on the path of sobriety.

 

Addicts need the right education on what to do when the desire to use creeps back in their minds. They need a network of support and family members or friends in the program who will call them out on bad behaviors instead of being codependent and enabling. Often when a staff member or case manager presses a client to stay longer in the treatment center due to concern and care for their new sober life it is misconstrued.

 

They think that the only reason we want them to stay longer is to get more money from them. After 29 years I can tell you that this is never the case at Cornerstone. We truly care about each and every individual who comes to us for help and we will do whatever we can to assist them in creating and maintaining a sober lifestyle. I have watched many clients leave treatment before we as a team feel they are ready and more than 90% relapse within two weeks. We understand that treatment costs money but we feel that lives are priceless so we will do our utmost in every case to do what is ultimately best for each individual who comes to us for help.

 

So again, don't leave treatment just because you feel better. Listen to people who make this their life's work and have seen the difference between saying goodbye to those who are ready and what can happen to those who are not.

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We would strongly recommend Cornerstone

My stepson entered the Cornerstone rehabilitation facility to receive treatment for his addiction. He went through several phases of their program and advanced to their sober living facility. He spent a total of approximately 15 months as a patient, and during that time he was provided a foundation that has allowed him not only to remain clean and sober, but to learn how to function confidently and productively.

He now has a home, a good job, a loving wife and a beautiful young child. During the early phases of his residency at Cornerstone, we were particularly impressed with the level of family involvement that was encouraged to help us, his family, not only to understand the disease of addiction, but to become a positive influence as our son learned to deal with the realities and challenges of his condition. We enjoyed both the family group night as well as the speaker night, and were pleased to participate in a number of social functions that involved Cornerstone patients with their families.

We have met many other Cornerstone alumni through the follow-up programs and social activities that have been offered. We understand how challenging the problem of addiction can be, but are gratified to witness the significant successes of the patients and their families who have worked together to achieve and maintain the victories that Cornerstone's program has made possible in their lives.

We would strongly recommend Cornerstone as a tremendous resource in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse.

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