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 [...]

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

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

Entitlement and Arrogance on CNN

Entitlement and arrogance–characteristics most always associated with the alcoholic and drug addict. I explain to CNN’s Jane Velez Mitchell how the courts are our best interventionists in battling the disease of alocholism and addiction. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Parental Warning: You May Be Enabling Your Kids Addictions Without Realizing It

  With the arrival of the new school year, a lot of parents may be thinking, “Oh, good, the kids are off the streets, out of our hair and safe in school.” Well, if you are hearing what I hear all day from your children about how easily they score drugs and alcohol, you might [...]

Dr.Howard Samuels on CNN 8/24/10

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Dr. Howard Samuels talks “jailhouse recovery” on CNN

The danger in inmates playing pharmacist in jail. Not a recovery solution according to The Hills Treatment Center Founder and Addiction Specialist Dr. Howard Samuels. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Recounting my own sobering experience

On The Today Show, here I am explaining how jail is the only way-providing hope and a solution from drugs and alcohol. It helps to Recount my own sobering experience with the help of police and court interventions which saved my life!!! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet