Medical Marijuana

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If you search for Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles over 1000 listings for dispensaries and doctors come up. Drive down any street in LA and you are bound to come across a dispensary sooner or later. LA Weekly features advertisements for dispensaries in the back of the paper next to cheap plastic surgery and escort [...]

Prescription Medication in Sobriety

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Many recovering alcoholics have chemical imbalances and need to take medication in sobriety. Generally I recommend that an alcoholic be sober for 90 days before an accurate diagnosis can be made. It’s normal for the recently sober drug addict and alcoholic to feel anxious and depressed. Seeing a therapist and psychiatrist that has an extensive [...]

3rd Annual Dream Awards- Inspiration Award-Dr.Howard Samuels

I just wanted to say thank you to Hollywood Arts for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing organization. If you have a couple moments, take a look at my chance to express my gratitude for such a humbling and amazing honor. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

CBS- The Early Show on Treatment and Sober Living

People seem to think celebrities are an alien race. The alcoholic/addict is in denial no matter what their status in society. They don’t want to give up the drugs and booze until they are forced to do so. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Protecting Our Children- CNN Interview 10-14-10

We need to do more to protect the families of alcoholics and addicts who are injured and killed every day by a loved one who’s out of control. Let’s take our power back and intervene on our families and neighbors before it’s too late. Stories like this one on CNN’s Headline News are heartbreaking…. Did [...]

Teacher Stealing for Heroin- CNN Interview 10-14-10

Sounds crazy–a school teacher stealing 40 lap top computers to support her heroin habit? It’s more common than you think.  I explore the tell tale signs of heroin addiction with CNN… Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Legally Loaded: Marijuana Today — Cocaine and Heroin Tomorrow?

I’m a recovering addict and a alcohol and drug treatment professional who is a parent of three children. How can I with my experience and expertise tell them pot is as safe as aspirin or toothpaste. If Proposition 19 passes we are opening a dangerous door of easier access of abuse to a plethora of [...]

The Courts saved my life- CNN/HLN

The courts saved my life when they forced me to go into treatment or face jail time. That was 26 years ago and it’s still the same for a number of people today, especially younger addicts/alcoholics. I explore this topic often. Watch CNN/HLN for more… Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

What’s it going to take? – NBC Interview

What’s it going to take? That’s a question asked of our treatment team by families and friends watching their loved ones destroy their lives. Addiction Specialist and Founder of The Hills Center–Dr. Howard Samuels knows from first hand experience that real recovery is based on personal pain. He explains to NBC how our courts help [...]

How deep is denial- CNN Interview

How deep is denial for the alcoholic/addict–as deep as the pain. Real recovery begins when the individual surrenders to the consequences, be it jail, institutions or sadly, death. CNN asks me to explore the depths one will go to to feed his or her addiction, despite horrific consequences. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet