Putting Down That Drink Or Drug With Dr. Harry L. Haroutunian
Treatment for addictions to alcohol and drugs become necessary when people have lost the ability to change something that is clearly not working. Addiction to alcohol and drugs is typically characterized by chaos, loss of control, and turmoil. When people are caught in the throes of addiction they tend to feel as if the only control they have is to become numb and escape.
However in recovery we can find peace and courage in changing what we can and what we do have control over, instead of focusing on the frustration of what we cannot control. Much of life is not within our control, however after embracing a program of recovery, specifically any of the 12 step programs for addictions, we discover that it is a matter of choice. We can choose to change things like our attitudes and out outlooks on life; we can see an event as either a blessing or a curse. Most of the time changing our mindsets takes enormous courage. And for an addict walking through things that are uncomfortable or scary without picking up a drink or a drug takes other people who have been through it too, to support you and walk through the fires with you.
No matter what you believe in or how you choose to get clean and sober it all starts with the first step of putting down that drink or drug. When it comes to finding the courage to change the things that are within your control you can join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of other people worldwide that have endeavored on this quest for healing and sobriety.
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on- it is going on when you don’t have the strength”
Dr. Harry L. Haroutunian has been practicing medicine for over 40 years, and has helped individuals and families suffering from the disease of addiction to alcohol and drugs for the last 15 years. Dr. Harry can get you started on your new path to recovery and to find the courage to change the things that you can.
Just as every person is unique, individual treatment plans for recovery need to take many things into consideration. During private drug treatment, you can choose mutually agreed upon private residences to detox with Dr. Harry. In addition, recovery through concierge addiction treatment can condense traditional month or yearlong programs into better, more specific programs based on your needs and time. Your program of recovery and preparation for major changes in your life can be made available nationwide, 24/7 to ensure optimum success. This is great for people in high profile, executive, VIP or safety-sensitive professions as it ensures your focus on your sobriety without fear of ruining your reputation or livelihood.
If you or a loved one is battling a substance abuse issue, or having a difficult time putting down that drink or drugs, getting treatment as soon as possible with Dr. Harry may be a difference of life and death.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”
-The Serenity Prayer
Although written by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, the serenity prayer is most commonly associated with AA Alcoholics Anonymous. AA’s twelve-step program is built around spiritual principals, which include things like surrender, willingness, courage trust and honesty. A successful addiction treatment experience that includes these principals can mean lifelong sobriety. A program of recovery provides a newfound Serenity. This serenity is a positive state helping those in recovery remaining calm regardless of what else is going on or how uncomfortable the process of change may be.
Courage doesn’t mean the absence of fear; it means that we refuse to be ruled by it any longer. The courage to change and the path to recovery can mean practicing differentiating between those things we can and cannot control, becoming empowered by focusing our time and energy on making real, positive changes, and getting out of the old habits of behavior.
Many people would agree that fear is a normal part of change, and is a natural reaction and part of the recovery process that means we are moving closer to the truth. AA Alcoholics Anonymous has a wonderful acronym that signifies what “fear” is – False Evidence Appearing Real. This means that a characteristic of addiction is being controlled by distorted or untrue perceptions about ourselves, our own value as human beings, the world around us, our disease of addiction, an even our ability to get better.
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. He is internationally respected for his knowledge of addiction and recovery, and has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and as well as on the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Drew on Call and The Dr. Phil Show.
Private addiction treatment is managed by Dr. Harry and supported by therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, sober coaches, holistic practitioners, nutritionists and fitness experts. Dr. Harry and his team happily provide a concierge drug treatment experience and are willing to go to great lengths for each client, using methods that address their specific needs, in locations of their choosing. This specialized treatment experience can be delivered through Dr. Harry’s Outpatient Center, in-home care with 24-hour staff, locally in accommodations of the client’s choosing, as well as remotely via telehealth.
If you are ready to begin a lasting program of recovery don’t wait until help is no longer an option. Contact Dr. Harry today to learn more about his top-of-the-line private addiction treatment..