Cornerstone of Southern California, Celebrating 40 Years
Lauren Agajanian, MBA, CPRM
Director of Alumni Relations

Lauren Agajanian joined Cornerstone of Southern California in 2020 and is our Director of Alumni Relations. Lauren graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and went on to complete a Master of Business Administration with a Marketing concentration from California State University Long Beach. Additionally, she is a Certified Peer Recovery Mentor through CCAPP.  Lauren brings extensive experience in business development, marketing, and event planning for top corporations like Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Charter Communications. She is also involved with the California Community College’s Rising Scholars Network assisting formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students to achieve success through education.

Lauren developed the Cornerstone of Southern California Alumni Program post-pandemic and was able to build and encourage a thriving community that has grown rapidly and continues to make a profound impact on the long-term recovery of its members. Lauren’s passion for encouraging change, personal experience in recovery, and deep ties to the community allow her to act as a guiding light and mentor for our clients both during and beyond treatment. As a Cornerstone alumna, Lauren remains active in recovery, enjoys playing tennis, serving at church, and watching her two nephews Carter and Mason race dirt bikes.

Author’s publications

The Growing Danger of Fentanyl with Xylazine & Treatment Options

By Phil Kosanovich on October 25, 2023
Fentanyl and Xylazine: The Increasing Dangers and Treatment Options In the last 10 years, the dangers of Fentanyl exposure have become increasingly more wide spread, including and especially across public platforms and social media. And though both healthcare professionals and government establishments, including the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Drug […]
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Celebrating National Recovery Month: Together We are Stronger

By Phil Kosanovich on September 18, 2023
Celebrating National Recovery Month This September Addiction is a disease that not only affects the individual, but their entire network – family, friends, community, and beyond. While consistently misunderstood and stigmatized, it’s vital for individuals and community members to have a platform that both celebrates and encourages new recovery and sobriety practices, giving them the […]
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The Value of Staying Sober “One Day at a Time”

By Phil Kosanovich, MBA on May 2, 2024
“On a day-at-a-time basis, I am confident I can stay away from a drink for one day. So, I set out with confidence. At the end of the day, I have the reward of achievement. Achievement feels good and that makes me want more!” – Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous The phrase of taking […]
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Why Choose Cornerstone of Southern California?

By Phil Kosanovich, MBA on May 2, 2024
Since 1984, Cornerstone of Southern California has pioneered addiction treatment in Southern California under the direction of Dr. Michael Stone. Cornerstone is in the beautiful setting of Orange County, California and offers a network of licensed dual diagnosis mental health and addiction treatment centers alongside many sober living homes. We specialize in the full spectrum […]
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What to Expect with Medical Detoxification

By Phil Kosanovich, MBA on April 28, 2024
Medical detox in addiction rehabilitation marks the initial phase of recovery from substance abuse, but what happens during detox? Detox involves the removal of the substance to allow the body to expel accumulated toxins and recover. Withdrawal symptoms, resulting from this process, vary based on factors like substance type, individual health, and duration of abuse. […]
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How To Find the Right Detox Center for You

By Phil Kosanovich, MBA on April 27, 2024
Substance abuse disorders are life-altering for individuals and their loved ones, but the path to recovery is both courageous and achievable. Central to the recovery journey is selecting the appropriate rehabilitation and detox center to provide essential support and guidance. With many factors to consider when choosing a rehab and detox facility, the decision can […]
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