Cornerstone has chosen to adopt relapse prevention as our primary focus due to the high rate of relapse following traditional drug treatment.

Relapse prevention begins with education about how to return to life outside of a treatment setting with all of the old stressors and problems that come with it without also returning to drug use. We educate our clients on the real effects of drugs and alcohol on the human body, what triggers are and how to identify and avoid them, living by a new code of rigorous honesty, staying connected to a sponsor and the treatment community and making better choices. Other topics include an explanation of codependency, enabling behaviors, family dynamics, control issues, acceptance and a myriad of other topics essential to continued sobriety.

Cornerstone believes chemical dependency is a disease that is chronic, progressive, treatable but not curable. It is a disease that can be placed in remission but is also highly prone to relapse.

We believe both the disease and its relapse are best treated through physical stabilization, psychological education, self-confrontation and social rehabilitation.

We believe those seeking treatment are not guilty for having the disease but are responsible for its management. We believe abstinence is the beginning of the recovery process. Full recovery is a total lifestyle change. We believe relapse is a process not an event; a process that can be identified, interrupted and managed.

Cornerstone offers quality affordable treatment programs at reasonable rates in Southern California.

Cornerstone of Southern California Recovery Homes

Our recovery homes are located in sunny Orange County, CA. in upscale, beautiful neighborhoods. These homes are centrally located near public transportation, colleges, Chapman University, shopping malls, beaches, Disneyland, the Performing Arts Center and the mountains.

Our sober living is provided in a State licensed, certified, and recognized by the Courts and Probation home. Our recovery home treatment is provided in the home and at our outpatient treatment facility. Clients may also be permitted to continue working or going to school, as well as participating in treatment.

Our recovery homes are beautifully appointed with your comfort and needs in mind. Laundry facilities are located within each home as well as WiFi, HDTV, A/C, and plenty of parking.

Our recovery homes are the ideal settings for clients who have completed primary treatment and are transitioning to Day Treatment or Intensive Outpatient treatment. We have learned from experience that when clients with multiple disorders go directly to an unsupervised sober living program the rate of relapse increases.

Our recovery homes are safe, supportive and structured bridges to independent living. When combined with additional treatment and living-sober skills for the newly recovering individual, the success rate improves greatly. Our treatment program individualizes a program for each client. This is the solution for the person who has been through many programs in the past, yet continues to relapse after a few months on their own. Some individuals need a higher level of care than sober living in order to get clean time under their belt, while continuing their medication.

Medication compliance is a key component in preventing relapse. Most often, we have seen relapse occur when an individual stops taking their medication. The type of medications might be anti-craving, anti-anxiety, anti-depressants or anti-abuse. We monitor clients who take their own medication to ensure compliance.

We welcome clients from Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Yorba Linda and neighboring areas.

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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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Addiction the Disease

How do you know if you have this disease?

How do you know if a loved one, a colleague, an employee, a friend, or your cellmate has this disease? There are endless definitions but here is mine. There are five pieces of the puzzle and all have to be present to be sure it is an addiction.

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.

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

~ Jessica & Michael Stone, MD