Cornerstone of Southern California Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Since 1984, Cornerstone of Southern California has been helping people all over Southern California start their sobriety by coping with withdrawal symptoms and detoxing the body of addictive drugs. Cornerstone offers medical detox and rehab programs in Orange County, California with decades of experience helping our clients achieve long-term recovery.

Cornerstone specializes in medical detox for alcohol, opioids, fentanyl, heroin, meth, and multiple substance addictions. Cornerstone offers medication assisted treatment, including Sublocade, Suboxone, Naltrexone, and Vivitrol for opiate detox and opiate treatment.

We are deeply committed to long-term recovery, providing individualized care and extensive support to both our patients and their families, ensuring a comprehensive path to sustainable sobriety and mental health wellness.

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Why Choose Cornerstone for Medical Detox in Orange County?

Cornerstone of Southern California stands out as a leader in medical detoxification in Orange County, pioneering in the field under the compassionate guidance of Dr. Michael Stone, who has been treating addiction since 1969. Dr. Stone was an early adopter of medical detoxification techniques for addiction treatment. Our unique expertise includes specialized treatment for complex cases, particularly for individuals grappling with Fentanyl use, often intertwined with methamphetamine addiction. This dual-substance challenge is a specialty area for Cornerstone, where we excel in providing tailored medical detox treatment.

At the heart of our approach is a deep understanding of the journey to recovery, an insight gained not only from decades of medical experience but also through the personal experiences of many of The Cornerstone Team who have navigated their own paths through addiction. This blend of professional and personal insight equips us uniquely to offer compassionate and comprehensive care.

Our commitment extends beyond the immediate drug and alcohol detox process. We focus on long-term recovery, ensuring that our clients are not just treated but are genuinely guided towards a sustainable, sober life. For us, success is measured not in financial terms but in the thousands of lives transformed and sustained through our rehab programs. This dedication to making a real difference in the lives of our clients is why Cornerstone of Southern California is more than just a rehab and detox center – it is a community of hope and healing in Orange County. See our Creed, Mission, and Values.

What Our Detox Patients Say

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Based on 196 reviews
Tobe Primicerio
I have completed detox and residential care and I’m currently I’m out patient care. I cannot put into words how grateful I am my family found this place for me. The care and treatment I received from the staff was excellent. The groups are educational and appropriately designed to help relapse prevention intertwined with at least 3 AA based meetings a week to introduce you to others experiences and different stages of successful sobriety and the program…(Continues)
Martha Abbott
I just wanted to share what a wonderful experience it was for my son to have been assigned to Maria Carter as his first Case manager. She was a true blessing. Her energy could be felt through out our family. My Son said if it weren’t for Maria I don’t know if I would of lasted through detox. Thank you for your work you instilled onto our son. Because of you Maria. His goal is! We’re long term sobriety” Thank you also to the Detox house that helped our son along the way.
Alex Caroll
Hey it’s Alexander Ca here. 56 days and currently just stepped down to sober living LOC here at cornerstone. I encourage any and all addicts, alcoholics, or individuals struggling with mental clarity to call and ask for help. The hardest part is asking for help but once you do CS will have your back. For me personally I couldn’t get sober alone nor could I stay sober without a lot of help. And it started with making a good beginning here at cornerstone… (Continues)
Michelle Horio
BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE! I called Cornerstone on my own accord when I knew I needed help and could not detox or handle my alcoholism on my own anymore. Going to a rehab facility is a scary thought, but once I arrived all fear and anxiety disappeared, I knew I was in a safe place. The staff makes every effort to make sure that you are comfortable. Group sessions with the counselors have taught me lessons that will be with me for life. I have learned more about myself in the short time I was at Cornerstone, than I have in my entire 32 years at of life… (Continues)
Vincent Ramos
This is for Maria Carter, my case manager at detox. She made herself available to me spiritually and helped my navigate the EDD beauocracy. She helped above and beyond her job description, she made her self a friend loving her client through the journey of recovery. Genuine, Agapé, loving kindness, firm guidance, honesty…. are a few among many words to describe her love and dedication.
Max Pike
The detox and residential program here was amazing, the detox process was so much easier than I had anticipated because of the medical assistance. My case manager Maria helped me out tremedously and I am so glad I came here. The staff are great and easy to talk too, the food is good, and the community and comradery I found here was truly amazing.

Understanding the Need for Medical Detox

Medical detox is usually the first step after an addiction treatment assessment, particularly for individuals grappling with severe withdrawal symptoms from opioids, alcohol, and meth addiction.

The detox process at Cornerstone involves round-the-clock medical support and nursing supervision. Our trained addiction detox team is available to help anyone suffering from an alcohol or drug dependency. Our addiction specialists provide comfort and care, gently guiding patients through the personal process of detox.

This medically supervised process ensures the safe elimination of addictive substances from the body, while managing withdrawal risks. It’s a necessary first step in rehab, essential for stabilizing one’s physical and mental state, and preparing for further addiction treatment. Without medical detox, individuals often face significant health risks and higher rates of relapse, making it a key part of the journey towards sustained recovery.

Insurance and Payment Options for Medical Detox

Cornerstone of Southern California offers accessible medical detox services by accepting a wide range of insurance plans and providing flexible payment options. Our in-network status with providers like Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, and Cigna helps make treatment affordable. We also offer various payment options for added flexibility. For a detailed list of accepted insurances and payment methods, please visit our Insurance Information Page. For more information or assistance, contact us at (714) 844-6071 – we’re available 24/7 to support your journey to recovery.

Steps to Detox and Recovery at Cornerstone of Southern California

Getting treatment at our Medical Detox Center in Orange County, CA begins with an initial assessment, laying the foundation for a personalized rehabilitation plan.

Initial Assessment: Understanding your Addiction and Starting Detox Treatment

A comprehensive initial assessment serves as the cornerstone for creating a personalized rehab plan. During this crucial phase, our dedicated rehabilitation specialists provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to openly discuss their concerns and establish the groundwork for their addiction treatment and rehabilitation. This involves assessing the severity of addiction and planning the steps for a personalized treatment focused on long-term recovery.

Determining the Right Addiction Treatment Setting

Based on the initial assessment, the most suitable treatment setting and treatment options are determine, such as the type of mental health support provided.

Medical Assisted Detox Treatment

For clients needing medically assisted detox to manage withdrawal symptoms and other health risks, our professionals guide them through a medically-supervised detox program, which may include the use of anti-craving medications like Sublocade, Suboxone, Naltrexone, and Vivitrol for opiate detox and opiate treatment. Medical detox is needed in particular for those addicted to alcohol, meth, or opioids, like fentanyl and heroin. These addictions have the severe withdrawal systems and these patients need the most support for long-term recovery.  

Inpatient Rehab Program

Usually after a medical detox program is completed, the client is transferred to inpatient rehab in Orange County, CA. For those requiring more intensive addiction support, our inpatient rehab program offers comprehensive treatment tailored to their needs, including mental health counseling, group therapy, medications, and other therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program (IOP)

A step down from inpatient rehab and usually following inpatient rehabilitation services, we offer an Intensive Outpatient Rehab Program. Clients already in recovery that need addiction support in an outpatient treatment setting can also benefit from our IOP program in Orange County, CA. IOP provides a more flexible recovery support setting, but maintains higher levels of addiction and mental health therapy.

Post-Treatment and Ongoing Care for Addiction

Ongoing Care at Cornerstone of Southern California is designed to provide continuous support and resources to help ensure lasting recovery and help individuals manage the challenges of everyday life after completing our medical detox and addiction rehabilitation treatment programs. This phase includes:

Sober Living Homes in Orange County, CA

Access to licensed sober living homes across Orange County, CA with great locations to facilitate a smooth transition after your medical detox and inpatient addiction treatment.

Extended Care Program (ECP)

Additional support and guidance through our Extended Care Program (ECP) for addiction, aimed at preventing relapse after the initial treatment phase.

Recovery Support Groups in Orange County

Guided by peers who are on their own recovery journeys, these addiction support groups around Orange County, CA offer ongoing support, inspiration, understanding, and camaraderie in a compassionate community environment.

Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT)

Utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques, Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) helps individuals identify potential triggers and equips them with effective coping mechanisms to navigate high-risk situations.

Alumni Program: Our alumni program connects former clients with a supportive network of like-minded individuals, fostering a sense of community and ongoing encouragement for continued recovery.

Available Medical Detox Programs by Addiction and Drug Types

Cornerstone of Southern California regularly provides medical detoxification from drugs and alcohol in Orange County, California, including these medical detox programs:

Medical Detoxification FAQs

What is Withdrawal and Detox? Why is it an important part of addiction treatment?

Withdrawal and detox can be used interchangeably. They both describe dealing with clearing your body of toxins that have formed psychological and/or physiological drug abuse and dependency. Basically, it’s a set of interventions aimed at managing acute drug or alcohol intoxication and withdrawal.

Detoxification in a controlled, supervised environment minimizes the physical harm caused by suddenly cutting your body off from those substances and may prevent life-threatening complications.

What Is Medical Detox in Cornerstone Of Southern California

The withdrawal symptoms from most drugs can be horrific. The symptoms can be so bad that they cause a number of drug and alcohol-dependent people to relapse. Without a medical detox, the dangers of withdrawal from certain substances can be life-threatening. Medical detox can safely manage the symptoms and dangers that arise during the initial stages of withdrawal.

Medical detox may include medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. The initial stages of detox can be dangerous, and this is when medical care and support are so important for your or the addict’s safety. Our initial evaluation will determine which medications may be needed.

Detox alone is rarely enough to gain permanent sobriety, and additional therapy is required to discover and address the underlying causes of addiction.

In recent years at Cornerstone, we have seen an increase in prescription opiate use. Like heroin, this addiction is best treated under the supervision of medical detox. The withdrawal symptoms associated with opiates are very unpleasant and even dangerous. We can lessen the symptoms as they occur, and we will often use a substitute medication such as methadone or Suboxone.

Stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamines when stopped can cause extreme mood imbalance alongside exhaustion and general low moods, so a supervised medical detox is extremely important.

Medical Detox in Orange County, Southern California
Medical Detox in Orange County, Southern California

What is the addiction detox process?

Detox from alcohol or drugs starts with an evaluation by our physicians who are trained in addiction medicine. Detoxification of people with mild withdrawal symptoms from drugs like cocaine, marijuana, opioids, or methamphetamine is a process that does not generally need to be done in a hospital setting.

However, habitual behavior takes time to reverse and after the physical withdrawals decrease, the brain still needs reprogramming. Cravings often center in the mind and can be expected regardless of physical addiction to the substance. Cleansing the body of addictive drugs is only the first of many steps that addicts will take on the road to recovery.

Detox Program in Orange County, Southern California

At Cornerstone, the detox process has three main components: evaluation, stabilization, and education.

Detox Phase 1: Evaluation

Every initial assessment requires a physical and psychological screening. This phase will determine your treatment plan, dealing initially with the detox process and then looking toward a future free of drugs and alcohol. It is very likely that your medical detox team will recommend further treatment post-detox.

Detox Phase 2: Stabilization

During this phase of detox, you reach a substance-free state. Every client at Cornerstone receives tailored individual care based on many factors, including the substance used, length of time used, age, overall health, and a number of other factors. Physicians and support staff will talk with you about your future in recovery and the next stage of treatment. Your family members and significant other will be invited to engage in the process with guidance from our clinical team.

Detox Phase 3: Education

This stage involves preparing you for the next stages of treatment and setting you up for successfully completing all stages of the process. Detox alone is not enough. The care and compassion you get during the detox stage help to nurture trust between you and our team. That trust, alongside our vast experience, has been the cornerstone for many on their new path of sustainable, long-term recovery.

At this point, you will discuss your options with the clinical team. This would include recommendations for continued rehabilitation in our residential or outpatient programs or our extended care.

Medical Detox in Orange County, Southern California

What types of detox are available at Cornerstone?

At Cornerstone, we regularly detox people from:

What are common withdrawal symptoms from detox?

Physical and mental withdrawal symptoms can vary greatly between drug use and an individual’s mental state. However, anxiety, general feelings of unease, and seemingly insatiable urges are typical as an addict is transitioning to sober living. Regardless of the drug or mental state, coping with withdrawal and the subsequent drug detoxification is a critical and difficult time.

Medical Detox in Orange County, Southern California
Medical Detox in Orange County, Southern California

Symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleeplessness
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Muscle pain and twitching
  • Sweating, cold sweats

Severe withdrawal risks include seizures, heart attacks or stroke, hallucinations, and delirium tremens (DTs).

How long do withdrawal symptoms and detox last?

There is no definitive answer because different drugs have different effects on individuals, and the amount and length of drug use can contribute to how long withdrawal symptoms will last or how long detox will take. While some drugs may be more physically addictive than other drugs, mentally preparing to reprogram the brain can be equally as difficult and important.

Detox Program in Orange County, Southern California

Are there anti-craving medications available after detox?

The Cornerstone clinical team will explain recommendations for any of the newer anti-craving medications now prescribed by addiction medicine physicians. If you have had trouble staying off drugs in the past, there are new medication options available to help with cravings.

Suboxone is a relatively new medication used by licensed physicians to treat opiate dependence (oxycodone, heroin, and Vicodin). This medication effectively reduces the symptoms of withdrawal from opiates and at the same time decreases the patient’s cravings significantly. Suboxone, when prescribed by a qualified physician in the correct dosage can greatly increase the likelihood of a patient staying in treatment and ultimately freeing them from their addiction and cravings.

Campral is a tablet used for the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in individuals with alcohol dependence. Campral helps reduce the physical and emotional cravings many people feel in the weeks and months after they have stopped drinking. Campral has demonstrated success in helping clients maintain long-term sobriety.

Antabuse is used to assist a chronic alcoholic; it acts as a deterrent, creating an unpleasant physical response to drinking alcohol.

Naltrexone is a safe, effective oral medication used as part of a comprehensive alcohol and opiate abuse treatment program as an aid in maintaining sobriety. While effective, it must always be remembered that naltrexone is a tool to assist in the process of alcohol and opiate recovery, and is not a cure in and of itself. Naltrexone is also an opiate blocker that prevents opiate addicts from getting high and reduces cravings for alcohol in the alcoholic.

Vivitrol is a medication approved for the prevention of relapse in opioid dependence following opioid detoxification. Administered as a once-monthly intramuscular injection by a healthcare professional, Vivitrol is a non-addictive, non-scheduled opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of opioids. In conjunction with a comprehensive management program that includes psychosocial support, Vivitrol is approved for the following:

  • Treatment of alcohol dependence in patients who can abstain from alcohol in an outpatient setting prior to the beginning of treatment
  • Prevention of opioid relapse following opioid detoxification for dependent patients, including those being treated for alcohol dependence as well

The patient must be opioid-free at the time of initial Vivitrol administration.

Medical Detox in Orange County, Southern California
Medical Detox in Orange County, Southern California

Why choose Cornerstone for dealing with withdrawal and detox?

Cornerstone was founded by Dr. Michael Stone in 1984 here in Southern California when he saw how the hospital system and insurance companies were failing patients with addictions. What started as a small venture built because of a doctor’s passion for helping patients has since turned into the best, most ethical, family-owned, and operated addiction treatment system.

Cornerstone has 16 fully licensed and certified recovery homes in the Orange County area. So no matter where you are in Southern California, you can find a treatment facility close to home.

Dr. Stone alone has treated over 80,000 addicts since he started his work in 1969 and has assembled an expert team across all Cornerstone locations that understand addiction and how to treat it. Our special team of contracted and consulting doctors can assist with the many issues that are unique to each individual. If you require a referral, you can work with an addiction specialist that we know and trust. Detoxification here is:

  • Accepted by most insurance
  • Offered as a separate entity or before another level of care
  • In a comfortable, healing, and home-like atmosphere
  • Safe. We have staff including 24-hour nurses, and our contracted addiction medicine physicians are on call 24/7 and on-site in our detox program every day.
  • Offered as a service to other treatment facilities

If you have suffered through a painful detox in the past and for whatever reason are in need of detox again, please come see us, we can help. We have experience with addiction and detox since 1984. We also have extensive experience with pain management. We understand you have real pain and need help. We can offer that help! Fill in this form or call us today: (714) 547-5375

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