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Ethical Drug Testing is a priority at Cornerstone

Ethical drug testing is a priority at Cornerstone of Southern California and has been since our inception in 1984. Since that time we have seen a trend toward unethical practices by treatment centers and testing laboratories centering around higher profits. So what should ‘Ethical Drug Testing’ look like? Upon admission to a treatment program it …

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Addiction the Disease

Director, Cornerstone of Southern CaliforniaBy: Michael Stone, MD, Addiction Medicine Specialist I have been asked to write about Addiction, to write in plain and simple English, not fancy medical or psychological words. Because you are reading this, I imagine you are an addict (alcoholics are addicts too) with some knowledge of your disease or an …

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Is Synthetic Marijuana safe?

Synthetic Marijuana, also called K2, Spice, Green Giant, Yucatan Fire, Skunk and Fake Weed is an unregulated herbal mixture sold  as potpourri, created by spraying psychoactive chemical additives over dried plant material. Although this packaged product is labelled ‘not for human consumption’ it is widely smoked as an alternative to organic ‘real’ marijuana. This product, …

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Lamar Odom’s Friend Bobby Heyward Dies of Drug Overdose Days After Jamie Sangouthai’s Similar Death

Less than a week after the death of Jamie Sangouthai, Lamar Odom has lost a second close friend to a drug overdose, Us Weekly confirms. Bobby Heyward, a producer and writer, died at age 30 on Saturday, June 20.  The L.A. County Coroners office confirms that Heyward passed away, but did not confirm an official …

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top ten drugs and their effects

Top 10 Drugs and their Effects

10 Heroin Heroin is an opiate processed directly from the extracts of the opium poppy. It was originally created to help cure people of addiction to morphine. Upon crossing the blood-brain barrier, which occurs soon after introduction of the drug into the bloodstream, heroin is converted into morphine, which mimics the action of endorphins, creating …

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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 addictwho 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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