An Affordable Health Care Treatment Model that Works

At Cornerstone you will discover all levels of alcohol rehab and drug rehab in a fully integrated continuum of affordable treatment. Having many levels of care allows us to truly individualize your treatment program.

Why we are different

We provide very flexible, fully integrated programs including drug rehab and alcohol rehab, drug treatment and alcohol abuse treatment, social model and detoxification, partial and full-day treatment, Intensive morning and evening outpatient treatment, pain management support, residential rehab and treatment, intensive inpatient residential, extended care program, alternative sentencing programs, licensed sober living homes and free after-care/continuing care for our alumni and their families who have successfully completed our program. These groups are free and clients and families can come back for as long as they like.

If a client in a lower level of care is having a difficult time, we offer a more intense treatment or detoxification program for a short time, rather than asking them to leave. This allows the client to remain in one continuous program surrounded by staff they know and trust, as well as peers that they have come to call friends.

Drug and alcohol recovery management at Cornerstone of Southern California

Drug and alcohol recovery management is much easier because our clients can transition up or down freely through multiple levels of care. We believe that we are the only program capable of accommodating clients in all levels of care, under the supervision of an addiction specialist physician, all within one program.

Our experienced team will guide you in choosing the program most appropriate for you. Cornerstone has always offered ethical, quality, and safe treatment with fully individualized care. We have been Joint Commission Accredited since 1991. This was our way of ensuring our clients, families, employers and insurance companies that they will receive the highest quality ethical treatment.

Michael Stone, MD, and his family all work full-time at Cornerstone and have built the most respected alcohol treatment and drug treatment facility in Southern California. Many of our clients arrive with multiple problems; depression, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobias, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and physical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, liver problems, gastritis, arthritis and chronic pain.

Often, the person we admit for substance dependence has been trying to self-medicate their pain and symptoms. They often confuse themselves, chemically and emotionally, by trying to fix their problem without help. We help them find the right psychiatrist or other medical professional to help evaluate and recommend the best course of treatment for each individual. Much of the cost is often covered by insurance.

Continuum of care

Cornerstone offers a full continuum of care allowing detoxification of the individual in our residential detox setting, plus transfer to the appropriate level of care with seamless continuity. We believe chemical dependency requires management by a knowledgeable, professional team at all stages of the recovery process.

Too many other outpatient treatment programs offer only one level of care on site, then transfer the client to another program for some degree of continued treatment. Cornerstone offers all levels of care on-site, which gives clients a great feeling of security. Often, clients who enter our detoxification program move through other levels of care with clients they met during their intensive inpatient detox program.

Cornerstone accepts almost all health insurance including HMOs, EPOs and PPOs. Because of our accreditation by the Joint Commission, we can often get approval for your treatment from insurance companies who are not on our list. Our costs for people who wish to pay privately are much lower than most other private rehab centers in OC.

Cornerstone believes that addiction is a chronic disease highly prone to relapse, so we teach relapse prevention techniques at all levels of our program. Our program is designed to help you avoid relapse or recognize that you are in relapse mode and need help before you take that next drink or drug dose.

We believe that a person suffering from addiction will gain a good foundation for recovery when participating in normal everyday functions. Our programs are in normal, home-like settings and beautiful Orange County neighborhoods. In addition to group and individual therapy, lectures and assignments, our residents follow a daily routine similar to life after treatment. They get up and go to bed on schedule, make their beds, help with meal preparation and participate in social interactions with other house members. We take a holistic approach to treating the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Our residents learn about the importance of exercise, too. We even go to Gold's Gym up to four times a week including yoga practice.

Cornerstone of Southern California is known as one of the best treatment centers in the country. Since 1984 we have provided quality, ethical, clinically sound treatment for individuals, families and employers.

We welcome clients from Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Yorba Linda and surrounding communities.

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Our former clients say it best...

  • 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.
  • "This was the best foundation I could have asked for to be sober. My case manager was the Best!! She showed me your life can be exciting and sober."
    ~ Tina H.
  • 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.
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First - compulsion. This is not all the time, it is not every day but it is obvious. The cocaine addict gets the urge to use cocaine, the alcoholic craves a drink and the Vicodin addict is driven to get the pills. Addicts get the compulsion to do "it" (what they are addicted to) ...

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Incidental Medical Services (IMS)

On January 1, 2016, Chapter 744, Assembly Bill 848 was enacted authorizing adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities that are licensed by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide IMS. AB 848 amends sections 11834.03 and 11834.36, and adds sections 11834.025 and 11834.026 to the Health and Safety Code to allow licensed residential providers the option to apply to DHCS for approval to provide IMS in their facilities.

IMS are services provided at a licensed residential facility by a health care practitioner that address medical issues associated with either detoxification or the provision of alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services to assist in the enhancement of treatment services. IMS does not include the provision of general primary medical care. IMS must be related to the patient's process of moving into long-term recovery.

The following six categories of IMS services may be provided after receiving approval from DHCS:

  • Obtaining medical histories.
  • Monitoring health status to determine whether the health status warrants transfer of the patient in order to receive urgent or emergent care.
  • Testing associated with detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
  • Providing alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services.
  • Overseeing patient self-administered medications.
  • Treating substance abuse disorders, including detoxification.

Quality Alcohol and Drug Treatment Care since 1984

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A Message from our founders
"Cornerstone is a Family-Run Recovery and Treatment Center and we hope you find your answers here."

~ Jessica & Michael Stone, MD