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 realities of life that the alcoholics and addicts were accustomed to. When the patients would leave the center they often would relapse back into old behaviors and return for more treatment after a mere few weeks.
Dr. Stone found a house in the city of Tustin and began a recovery home designed to help clients abstain from drugs and alcohol while educating them about their disease and the triggers that could lead them back into substance abuse in a residential, home-like setting. This was the birth of Cornerstone!
Since that time we have grown from a single residential recovery home into a 20 home system including 4 residential detox homes, extended care, monitored residential and sober living homes. Cornerstone also boasts an outpatient day treatment facility in Santa Ana and all homes and offices are within a 3 mile radius of one another.
Accredited by the Joint Commission and Licensed and Certified by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) we are a leader in the treatment community in California.