Dr. Harry L. Haroutunian (or, “Dr. Harry,” as he is affectionately known by his patients) has helped individuals and families suffering from the disease of addiction for nearly 40 years via his role as doctor, author, lecturer, sponsor and friend. Dr. Harry is an internationally-known speaker and authority on topics of addiction and recovery from the disease of addiction, and has been featured in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Drew on Call and The Dr. Phil Show.
Following a 30-year history of family and sports medicine in southern Vermont, Dr. Harry spent the next thirteen years as Physician Director of Professional and Residential Programs at the world-famous Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Board-certified in both addiction and family medicine, Dr. Haroutunian worked with thousands of patients in treatment, ranging from high-profile celebrities and CEOs to stay-at-home moms and older adults. Over the years, Dr. Harry served as a consultant to major treatment centers, professional sports teams and Fortune 500 companies. As a recovering physician himself, he has great passion for helping other doctors and professionals, including entertainers, business leaders, members of congress, professional athletes and their families.
Most recently, Dr. Harry is president and founding director of Harry Haroutunian, MD, a professional corporation delivering addiction treatment services designed to help populations not well served by the traditional treatment model with offices in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, California. His approach is discreet, focused, intense and confidential. Dr. Harry works with a limited number of patients at any given time so his attention is focused on the preparation and follow-up required for successful outcomes.
Dr. Harry continues to provide consultation services to other facilities, teams and companies as they navigate Addiction Treatment and look to meet their full potential.
Dr. Harry is the author of Not as Prescribed: Recognizing and Facing Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Older Adults (Hazelden Publishing, 2016) and Being Sober: Getting to, Getting through, and Staying in Recovery (Rodale, 2013). He is co-author of Hijacking the Brain. He also created Recovery 101, a series of taped lectures on the topics of addiction medicine, recovery issues, communication skills, spirituality and relapse prevention. This DVD series is used throughout the country by treatment facilities, family-care programs, and medical schools to educate new doctors.
Dr. Harry earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, California Academy of Family Physicians, American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Medical Association, American Board of Addiction Medicine, and American Board of Family Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and American Board of Addiction Medicine. He serves on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for the Screen Actors Guild, on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for the American Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Programs, and on the Advisory Board for Alliance for a Healthier Generation, supported by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation.