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  • Probation recognized
  • California State licensed and certified
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission

Cornerstone of Southern California offers a probation recognized treatment program in Orange County for alcohol rehab or drug treatment care specifically designed for people with legal problems as a result of their drug addiction, and who qualify as minimum risk offenders.

If you have recent or pending criminal charges you should enter the treatment setting and seek professional assistance before your arraignment hearing. It is critically important to be proactive. If negative behavior related to your arrest is related to your chemical abuse or dependency, the judicial system will see the positive action you are taking to address your problem so that recidivism can be prevented. Our staff is eager to act as an advocate on your behalf- even making court appearances to explain the program and your need for recovery to the judge.

This assistance can be in negotiating with district attorneys and/or judges to appeal for a satisfactory resolution of your case. The court will frequently allow day-for-day credit through participation in treatment at Cornerstone in lieu of custody.

Cornerstone is known throughout the recovery community for our integrity.

We are Joint Commission accredited, probation recognized, state licensed and certified drug and alcohol abuse treatment and alcohol recovery program with an emphasis on relapse prevention. We have been helping addicts, alcoholics and their families since 1984. We can work with your attorney or lawyer or help you find one.

We provide a full continuum of programs, depending on assessment and court recommendation. We are one of those rare rehab centers with an excellent clinical team of professionals with many years of experience working with substance abusers and chemically dependent individuals at every level.

We provide:

Complete Assessment (in and out of custody)

Our assessments explain the programs, your willingness to participate in a recovery program, and other parameters for enrollment. We may provide a Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) at this time to indicate need for participation. We will discuss specific recommendations for monitoring and/or drug testing, live-in/residential versus outpatient status, and explain all fees and program rules and guidelines in detail.


Client arranges appointment with Cornerstone, to enroll and begin active participation in the recovery program. We will arrange a medical examination. A TB test may be necessary, as well.

Minimum Level of Participation

A case manager will monitor your daily attendance at 12-step recovery meetings (AA, NA, CA). Proof of attendance is required. We will assign a case manager and orientation will begin at first individual counseling session. Individual counseling continues weekly throughout duration of program participation. Minimum group participation is one (1) session weekly, with a maximum of five (5) weekly sessions. Cornerstone begins monitoring the client's weekly schedule at date of enrollment. Live-in residents check in and out as permitted each day with signature. All outpatient clients will provide a schedule of activities per week.

Court Appearances

Our individual case managers will provide letters of acceptance, progress and completion as needed by the Court. We will appear as required and requested by Judge, client, and/or attorney.

Alcohol and Drug Testing/Monitoring

Random testing is mandatory throughout all programs when deemed necessary by Cornerstone, ordered by the Court or the probation department. Alcohol breath testing and PharmChem drug sweat patches are available. Antabuse and Revia (Naltrexone) maintenance/monitoring is available as required and/or ordered by the Court.

We welcome clients from Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Yorba Linda and neighboring communities.

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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 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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Incidental Medical Services (IMS)

On January 1, 2016, Chapter 744, Assembly Bill 848 was enacted authorizing adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities that are licensed by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide IMS. AB 848 amends sections 11834.03 and 11834.36, and adds sections 11834.025 and 11834.026 to the Health and Safety Code to allow licensed residential providers the option to apply to DHCS for approval to provide IMS in their facilities.

IMS are services provided at a licensed residential facility by a health care practitioner that address medical issues associated with either detoxification or the provision of alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services to assist in the enhancement of treatment services. IMS does not include the provision of general primary medical care. IMS must be related to the patient's process of moving into long-term recovery.

The following six categories of IMS services may be provided after receiving approval from DHCS:

  • Obtaining medical histories.
  • Monitoring health status to determine whether the health status warrants transfer of the patient in order to receive urgent or emergent care.
  • Testing associated with detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
  • Providing alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services.
  • Overseeing patient self-administered medications.
  • Treating substance abuse disorders, including detoxification.

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A Message from our founders
"Cornerstone is a Family-Run Recovery and Treatment Center and we hope you find your answers here."

~ Jessica & Michael Stone, MD