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Coping With Crisis: Find Serenity Now With Dr. Harry

“God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,the courage to change the things I can, andthe wisdom to know the difference.” -The Serenity Prayer The Serenity Prayer: Find Serenity Now With Dr. Harry Dr. Harry has been helping patients cope with the current crisis and to find serenity now thanks to […]

The Twelve Steps Of Recovery For Coping With COVID-19: Dr. Harry

Coping in times of stress is hard for anyone but especially for people struggling with addiction. It is essential now more than ever to continue to take care of our body, mind, and spirit and to stay connected even while physically quarantined. If you or a loved one is struggling to cope during this crisis […]

Addiction Recovery With Dr. Harry: United By Social Distance

Known by patients and colleagues as “Dr. Harry,” Harry L. Haroutunian is an addiction recovery specialist, and runs the premiere concierge medicine clinic in all of southern California. Dr. Harry is both a renowned physician and author and his commitment to drug and alcohol treatment is legendary. The recent effects of social distancing have presented many […]

Stay Sober During The Pandemic: Relapse Prevention Dr. Harry

Staying sober during the Coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 crisis has proven to be very scary for many recovering alcoholics and addicts. The cancellation of events, social gatherings and in person Twelve-Step meetings can feel isolating over time and create an urge to use. It has launched the entire world into a state of uncertainty, forcing […]

A Matter Of Choice

From Being Sober We can define disease as a loss of function of an organ or organ system that produces a set of symptoms with a known or an unknown cause.  For example, diabetes has a target organ, the pancreas.  We know the cause, which is a dysfunction in insulin production or in insulin’s action […]

Spring Forward In Recovery! Addiction Treatment With Dr. Harry

Spring is a wonderful time of year to do a little bit of recovery house cleaning and to “spring forward” in our programs of recovery. Dr. Harry Haroutunian (a.k.a. Dr. Harry) is the author of “Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting To, Getting Through and Living in Recovery, “and co-author of “Hijacking the Brain: How Drug […]


From Hijacking The Brain After millions of years of evolution, we are faced with a substantial challenge to our survival as a human species; drug and alcohol addiction.  Every day, millions of people struggle with addiction and millions more watch with feelings of hopelessness, as addiction coldly and systematically destroys the lives of their loved […]

What Is Addiction?

According to psychiatry.org Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol […]

Dr. Harry’s Outpatient Services

Are our programs certified?The outpatient services at HHPC are certified by the California Department of Health Care Services. How long are the programs?The outpatient programs at HHPC do not have a set length.  An individual’s length of participation will instead be determined by individual need and progress toward goals.  Some people will move through the […]

Naming the Problem

Drunkard Junkie Wino Sot From Not As Prescribed These words can stir up thought of obnoxious, foul-smelling panhandler stumbling through streets or dazed scab-ridden youth lounging in a coma-like state in some Godforsaken apartment or abandoned warehouse on the wrong side of town. The stereotypical thoughts and images these words conjure up are true in […]