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

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

Howard on NBC against legalization of Marijuana 9/16/10

About 21.8 milion Americans, or roughly 8.7 per cent of the population age 12 and older, reported using illegal drugs in 2009. Do we really need to debate whether pot should be legal for our kids to buy even more easily than they do now. For more on this serious drug issue, watch my interview [...]

Howard on CNN Talking about the tragic death of a teen

Addiction is a family disease. Everybody suffers and some even die. 17 years old and dead from booze and drugs. I tell CNN how a young girl’s death could have been prevented… 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