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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 living house in order to continue to help them after they were discharged. In those days the hospital was charging $1200/day plus doctor and other charges to the insurance. When asked to leave the hospital I transferred a few to my first home. The cost…

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Recovery Success: What Happens After Detox?

  If you can’t stop taking a drug even if you want to, or if the urge to use drugs is too strong to control, even if you know the drug is causing harm, you might be addicted. The NIDA has put together some questions to ask yourself: Do you think about drugs a lot? Did you ever try to stop or cut down on your drug usage but couldn’t? Have you ever thought you couldn’t fit in or have a good time without the use of drugs? Do you ever use drugs because you are upset or angry at…

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Cornerstone: Helping Opioid Addicts since 1984

Cornerstone has been helping opioid addicts since our inception in 1984. We understand the disease of addiction and understand the added difficulties in recovery when it comes to opioid street drugs and prescription drugs. The opioid epidemic has been out of control in this country for years and only recently have we seen some action taken by our government to fight back against this rising tide of addiction. Cornerstone is well versed in the use of Suboxone in opioid detoxification and in long term Suboxone maintenance. Our affiliated addiction medicine physicians can prescribe Suboxone when it is deemed necessary and…

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How do I know if I am addicted?

  If you can’t stop taking a drug even if you want to, or if the urge to use drugs is too strong to control, even if you know the drug is causing harm, you might be addicted. The NIDA has put together some questions to ask yourself: Do you think about drugs a lot? Did you ever try to stop or cut down on your drug usage but couldn’t? Have you ever thought you couldn’t fit in or have a good time without the use of drugs? Do you ever use drugs because you are upset or angry at…

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Detox Experience at Cornerstone of Southern California

“I would recommend Suboxone for detoxing from any opiate, prescription pills, or heroin. The detox off pain pills was less drastic compared to other drugs I have tried. The physical symptoms are minimal. I feel good while taking Suboxone; no side effects were felt or any discomfort. ” RJH. “For 32 years Dr. Michael Stone and his family have been assisting people who suffer from addiction. Cornerstone of Southern California has saved countless lives and has reunited families over the years. Despite the overwhelming success of their programs there are always a few souls who are delusional and say negative…

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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 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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