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Understanding The DSM-5 Substance Use Disorder Definition And Why It Matters

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition — DSM-5 for short — is published by the American Psychological Association (APA), and it is used for diagnosing and classifying mental disorders.  Mental disorders like substance abuse can’t be diagnosed through a blood test, X-ray or some other laboratory test the way that conditions …

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We Offer Music Therapy at Cornerstone Southern California

The one thing that connects people of all dialects, religions, gender or race is music! It is the true universal language with the ability to unify people across cultures and ideologies makes music the only true universal language, and an impressive therapy tool Because of the power of music and its powerful ability to connect …

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Cornerstone receives IMS (Incidental Medical Services) Certification from the DHCS

Cornerstone is proud to announce our new IMS Certification from the Department of Health Care Services in California! After successfully submitting our applications for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Designations for all 20 of our residential treatment facilities we have now received our IMS Certification and can begin having licensed Addiction Medicine Physicians …

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Dr Michael Stone MD: Why I opened Cornerstone 32 years ago

In 1983 many of my patients in the hospital where I was employed were being discharged early due to the insurance companies refusing any further treatment. I felt that many of my patients, although medically safe to leave the hospital, were in no way ready to go home. So, I decided to open a sober …

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What does Cornerstone of Southern California offer?

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 …

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Cornerstone – Family Owned and Operated for 32 years!

Cornerstone of Southern California was founded in 1984 by Dr. Michael Stone MD in the city of Tustin, California. Dr. Stone founded the program for addicts and alcoholics after working in a hospital treatment center called Care Unit and finding that the stark white walled hospital setting was alien and too far removed from the …

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Why choose Cornerstone?

Addicts and families of addicts choose different treatment centers to help them find recovery every day. What criteria should they be using in order to choose the facility and program that best suits their individual needs? Should they be seeking out the lowest prices, the best location and amenities, the highest qualifications held by the …

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Protect Your Organization and Provider Network from Insurance Fraud

Ten years ago managed care organizations were primary and foremost referral agents for those seeking addiction treatment. This was a time when case-management and referrals were managed by real people in real time. Since that time, insured members find SUD treatment providers independently and often through misleading call-centers/ patient brokers on the internet. Head hunters …

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Cornerstone is Licensed, Certified and Accredited!

Cornerstone would like to thank our friends at the DHCS and JCAHO organizations for their help and guidance in ensuring that we provide the highest quality drug and alcohol treatment services possible to every client in need who comes to us for help. We have been licensed and certified by the DHCS (formerly the ADP) …

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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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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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Ahead of Sentencing, Ulbricht Defense Argues Silk Road Made Drug Use Safer

WHEN A JURY convicted Ross Ulbricht three months ago of running the Silk Road, it closed the legal question of whether he was guilty of masterminding that billion-dollar online black market for drugs. But as Ulbricht’s sentencing approaches, his defense is opening another ethical question that may be far more societally important: Did the Silk …

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Gilead’s Hepatitis Drugs Tripped By Old Heart Drug

Late last week Gilead Sciences issued a warning about a rare but potentially fatal interaction between its stellar new hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir and amiodarone, a potent but tricky antiarrhythmic agent. Sofosbuvir is marketed as Sovaldi and, in combination with another antiviral agent, as Harvoni. Amiodarone, which is used to treat dangerous heart rhythm problems, …

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Teen dies, woman held in drug-ingestion incident

WEST CARTHAGE — State police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy at a friend’s residence at 4001 Deer River Road. According to a news release, troopers arrested Brenda Roth, 47, of 4001 Deer River Road, on one count of second-degree manslaughter, five counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count …

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State Bans Sale of New Drug Kratom to Minors

Kratom may sound something out of Superman, but the herbal supplement is the latest drug to be banned from minors in Illinois. A new state law takes effect Jan. 1 prohibiting youngsters from getting their hands on the plant known as Mitragyna speciosa from southeast Asia. Commonly sold in a concentrated pill form, it can …

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Testimonials

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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