Cornerstone Recovery Center

Cornerstone Recovery Center


Established in 2012, Cornerstone Recovery Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., provides a full range of substance abuse treatment options that aim to address each client’s past, present, and future as it relates to their addiction, including treatment for co-occurring mental disorders. Programs include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), standard outpatient option, aftercare, and alumni services. Medical detox is not provided on-site.


Treatment starts with a thorough assessment to create an individualized treatment plan, determining which program would provide the most appropriate level of care and how long treatment should last. All programs provide relapse prevention education to help clients address long-term sobriety. Although medical detox is not provided on-site, clients who require medical detox may be referred to a detox program before admission.

Clients enrolled in PHP typically remain in treatment for 30, 60, or 90 days. During this time, they follow an individualized treatment plan consisting of psychiatric consultations, group sessions, individual therapy, dietary guidance, exercise, and 12-step meetings. PHP clients stay in designated off-site, gender-specific housing and have 24-hour supervision.

Those who do not require the structure or intensity of partial hospitalization may opt for IOP or standard outpatient care. Depending on the client’s needs, treatment plans may incorporate 12-step principles, the SMART Recovery model, and holistic elements such as yoga, acupuncture, and massage. Additionally, treatment for those with co-occurring mental health disorders is available. The IOP program is available either in the evening or during the day to accommodate client working and school schedules.

A specialized co-occurring services program (dual diagnosis) is available for clients who suffer from addiction and certain medical disorders, such as major depressive disorder, ADD, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and OCD. This is available in the PHP, IOP, and OP programs and may include medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Like all of Cornerstone’s offerings, aftercare is customized according to each client’s needs. There is no set treatment duration, and clients determine how often they’d like to meet with case managers and attend group meetings. This program is only available for clients who have completed a treatment program at the Cornerstone Recovery Center.


According to the center’s website, the treatment team consists of licensed mental health counselors, nurses, and health and wellness professionals. A medical director, family physician, and a psychiatrist are also on staff.


Fort Lauderdale is a resort community and offers proximity to South Florida’s sunny beaches. PHP clients stay in shared suites with two single beds, a living room, and a kitchen. Amenities include private decks and an on-site swimming pool. Clients share access to an all-inclusive kitchen. These fully-furnished recovery condos are located just a few minutes’ drive from the treatment center.

At the facility, there are conference rooms, lounges, community rooms, and a client art gallery. The two individuals polled by at this time gave Cornerstone’s accommodations and amenities four- and five-star ratings.


Two alumni have submitted feedback for Cornerstone to to date. The alumni praised Cornerstone’s facility, treatment effectiveness, and staff. Alum B.T. gave the facility perfect five-star ratings for its cleanliness, staff support, and extracurricular options. While the alum did not rate certain categories, the rest of his review was filled with high ratings.

Alum E.L.W. gave the facility perfect five-star ratings for holistic treatment options, connectivity, family participation, affordability, use of 12-Step methodology, treatment of co-occurring disorders, and the staff’s level of training and experience. They appreciated the “small and intimate setting,” writing: “Cornerstone provided resources and tools that helped me grow and change and become a productive member of society. It was an experience of a lifetime and I will be forever grateful for the time I spent there”.

The facility has mixed reviews on third party review sites. On Google, the facility has 4.4 out of five stars from 27 reviews to date.[1] Reviews on google were polarized, with most individuals leaving perfect five-star reviews and a significant minority leaving minimum one-star reviews.

On Yelp, feedback is extremely polarized, with one five-star review and three one-star reviews, for an underwhelming average of two out of five stars.[2]


At the time of this writing, three loved ones have submitted reviews for Cornerstone to and their feedback was mostly positive. All loved ones gave four out of five stars or higher for available counseling options, cleanliness, and family participation.

The reviews from loved ones highlighted the program’s affordability. Lynn, whose family member attended the program, felt that her loved one’s needs were taken seriously despite financial challenges. “There staff is so compassionate and willing to help in any way to help your addict stay in treatment,” she said. “They don’t turn the heads because you have no money they want to help them to recover.”


The center does not publish its rates, but, according to the facility’s website, all major insurance plans are accepted including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna.



Reviews about Cornerstone Recovery Center

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  • the have caring people who work there. It isnt always a welcoming place it was alright could be better in so many ways
    • Treatment Effectiveness
    This treatment center is in Florida and I am in NY, there staff is so compassionate and willing to help in any way to help your addict stay in treatment. NY has no doctors or staff like this to help them. They don't turn the heads because you have no money they want to help them to recover
    • Treatment Effectiveness
    I did not re-enter because I moved to a new state.
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  • I jumped on a plane having no idea where I was going having just the slightest bit of hope left that something out there could save me from the hell that Id been living in. After detox I ended up at Cornerstone in Ft Lauderdale. At first I had a know it all attitude and thought I had nothing to learn. I stayed 45days in PHP treatment and learnes more about myself and gave my body mind and soul time to heal. I finally gained enough hope to take a few more steps forward and try to better my life. Cornerstone provided resources and tools that helped me grow and change and become a productive member of society. It was an experience of a lifetime and I will be forever grateful for the time I spent there. Small and intimate setting. Good staff and therapy sessions. Fun activities as well as very informative groups on addiction and other pertinent topics.
    • Treatment Effectiveness
    The counseling at the facility was great.