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Guide to Checking into Drug Treatment

Getting into drug treatment is an important step in helping one who struggles with addiction. However, it can be an incredibly difficult situation, and sometimes overwhelming. It is important to look at different types of programs, as each program has a specific program.

Different Types of Drug Treatment

The first thing one should do upon wanting to get sober is research the different types of treatments available. The most strict treatment option is residential treatment. These programs offer a controlled environment and a full-time staff. Outpatient programs are programs in which the participating individuals are permitted to leave throughout their time, as long as they are attending necessary groups. Sober or transitional living houses provide a sober environment, and usually give privileges to residents who are working, going to school, or taking steps to better their life.

Things to Consider

There a couple things the individual should consider before picking a drug treatment. Prior to making any decisions, one should review their drug history to determine the appropriate treatment necessary. They should decide if they need inpatient or outpatient, a twelve-step based program, and see what the treatment center has to offer.

Some things to consider include:

  • Do they have medically-assisted detoxification program? Or are they provided on-site or at hospitals and independent facilities?
  • Are they medically accredited?
  • Do they recommend family participation or include a family program?
  • Do they offer or provide continuing care or an aftercare program?
  • What amenities do they offer?
  • Do they offer dual-diagnosis treatment?

How to Get into Drug Treatment

Once a drug treatment center has been chosen, a call should be made. As every program is different, there is no universal method to checking in to a treatment program. The drug treatment center itself will tell you what steps you need to take in order to check in. Often, if an individual is open to rehab, and the treatment center is ready to take them, it is extremely helpful to get them in as soon as possible.



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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