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Welcome to The Hills

A Unique Experience

I’m Going to Make You Go

If your child is 17 years of age or younger you can send them to a rehabilitation center without their approval. If they are 18 or older they have to be willing to enter treatment and cannot be forced to enter any type of rehabilitation program. Even if your child is 17 or younger it is ideal if they have a willingness to get help. Someone who is forced into rehab or does not want to be there will usually not get the most out of the program. In most cases this leads to relapse and a continuation of the original issue.

Organizing an intervention or calling in professional help are good ways to propel your child into treatment. Trying to force them into treatment may make them resentful and end up making the situation worse. Only the addict themselves can make the decision to get sober. All the love and concern in the world will not cure the disease of addiction. The will to become clean and sober has to come from within. The family can do their part by being a solid support system and not enabling the addict. Intervening and being open and honest about the situation can also help. Letting your child know you are there for them if they need help may make it easier for them to ask when the time is right.

Al-Anon is a fellowship for family members and friends of alcoholics and addicts who need support. Al-Anon will help families gain support from individuals who have gone through what they are currently dealing with. In the rooms of Al-Anon family members and friends can learn about the disease of addiction and have a better understanding of why it’s so hard for their loved one to understand how their disease is destroying them. There are many resources available for drug addicts and alcoholics who want to get sober. There are also resources available for those who want to remain healthy and grounded when dealing with an addict or alcoholic.



Our mission at The Hills Treatment Center is to offer a unique combination of educational and therapeutic drug and alcohol rehabilitation. In that spirit we present answers to some frequently asked questions. However, don’t stop here. Our knowledgeable and compassionate admissions specialists are available to speak with you personally 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How do I know if someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol?
Diseases of drug and alcohol addiction are complex and impactful. We encourage you to speak with your physician, or refer to the symptoms checklists offered by respected agencies in the field of addiction research and treatment like The National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA .
What drug and alcohol treatment choices do you offer?
At The Hills, we offer a wide variety of treatment choices ranging from residential drug and alcohol treatment to intensive outpatient treatment, each applying the latest and best addiction treatment therapies. Plus, at every level there are counseling and support groups from which to select to maximize the process of recovery.
Is detoxification a painful experience?
Not if you’re detoxing from drug or alcohol addiction in a residential setting at The Hills, where you’re given round the clock care and attention every step of the way, safe and secure in a private room with counselors, message therapists, and world class chefs to aide and advise you in comfort.
What if your detox program doesn’t work for my needs?
That’s not possible at The Hills Treatment Center because all of our treatment plans are personalized to specifically support the rehabilitation and recovery of each individual client.
Can I receive treatment for more than one addiction?
Yes. The Hills recognizes that many people suffer from multiple addictions compounded by mental and emotional health issues. Our Dual Diagnosis program addresses all of these compounding issues.
Won’t drug and alcohol treatment put me behind at school?
We understand how important it is to achieve your academic goals, but that will not be possible without addresses the challenges of addiction. Through our Young Adults program we will develop a rehabilitation schedule that allows you to continue your education.
What happens to me after detoxification is complete?
You are not left alone after drug or alcohol detox. We offer a myriad of counseling and educational programs to support your rehabilitation and recovery including Relapse Prevention, Sober Living and Sober Companions, Family Outreach, and New Lease on Life.
Who comprises your staff?
The staff here at The Hills is led by eminent addiction expert, Dr. Howard C. Samuels; columnist, published author, television talk-show guest on the leading edge of drug and alcohol treatment modalities. Our team of experienced professionals and paraprofessionals often know first – hand what drug and alcohol treatment and recovery are all about. Our team is here to assist and support you at all times.


A guide to locating appropriate treatment, entering a rehab and more. Includes questions and answers, and a California Drug Rehab Guide.

• Family Involvement • Specific Drugs • Treatment Facilities • Financial Issues • Before Entering Rehab • After Drug Rehab • California Drug Rehab • Legal Issues

About Dr. Howard Samuels

Howard C. Samuels, PsyD is a leading drug and alcohol addiction expert. He is a licensed therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with years of experience running two successful treatment centers, and is the founder of The Hills Treatment Center.

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