Sober Living at Cornerstone

Our sober living homes are safe, beautiful homes that are gender specific in sunny, Orange County. They are 20 minutes from the beach, malls, colleges, Disneyland and the Performing Arts Center and about an hour from the Southern California mountain ski resorts.

Sober living is a step down to an independent living environment with other sober people. The accommodations are for adults 18 and over. There are six people to a home plus a live-in manager. There are up to two residents to each room. We provide linens, pillows and comforters.

Sober living involves no active treatment for the client in the home. Clients may come and go as necessary, but must sign in and out. Sober living clients are expected to remain clean and sober while we provide a safe, supportive environment with basic rules of living. Sober living is the least restrictive level of care that Cornerstone provides in a home environment.

Sober living can be combined with continuing care, or aftercare day treatment and Intensive Outpatient treatment to help a client manage their ongoing recovery over months or even years. It has been proven that the longer the treatment, the better the outcome. That is why Cornerstone's drug and alcohol recovery management programs are successful.

We highly encourage clients not return home until they feel that they, the family, and other supportive people are ready. Sometimes, “home” is not a safe place yet. By not a “safe” place, we mean, that the family may still have not made commitments to change THEIR behaviors (enabling, co-dependency, etc). It is not only the client getting help. The FAMILY must be committed to not go back to their old ways of behaving either. Loved ones have expectations that clients will go into treatment and get “fixed” or helped but the family does nothing to change their behavior. This can lead to an unstable and possibly “unsafe” place for a newly recovered person to be. We also do not recommend a newly recovered person live by themselves or be allowed to move out to an apartment or other residence with another sober person. There is little to no accountability.

We welcome clients from Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Yorba Linda and nearby 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