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About Our Founder

Dr. Howard Samuels is the founder of The Hills Outpatient Center and serves as a leading expert in the treatment of substance and alcohol abuse, as well as other addictive and mood disorders. Since he is a widely recognized professional in his field, he is frequently sought after to share his expertise on television and radio programs across the country.

Dr. Samuels understands the struggles of addiction on a personal level as he recovered from his own addictions to heroin and cocaine over 28 years ago. With experiences from his own journey along with running two successful treatment centers, Dr. Samuels uses his knowledge to help many men and women overcome the unique challenges related to overcoming addiction.

Along with Dr. Samuels, The Hills is unique in that most of its staff members also recovered from addiction. This gives The Hills staff members the powerful ability to understand and connect with clients on a personal level. Dr. Samuels values this because he believes sobriety is best achieved when those suffering from addiction work together towards a common purpose.

With hands-on and interactive methods, Dr. Samuels stresses the importance of honesty and accountability when addressing addiction. He understands that addiction is a serious disease, so he comes prepared with the knowledge and experience necessary to battle the disease. He is a master at helping others attain lasting success, and you’ll find that your time with Dr. Samuels is both empowering and comforting as you work together towards your goal of sobriety and independence.

A Word From Dr. Howard Samuels

We’re here to give you an individualized treatment program to help you change your life and to recover. The whole goal is to have treatment and then you have to transition everyone back into the real world, transition back into work, back into families, and back into life.

Dr. Howard Samuels in the Media

“Alive Again” by Dr. Howard Samuels

“Thank you so much, Dr. Samuels, for such an inspiring and hopeful book. This book is especially useful for today’s drug-ridden culture.”  www.blogcritics.org

“If you have any kind of addiction and truly want help, seek ye first a professional therapist then buy Alive Again, and follow it feverishly day by day. It just may save your life and it is worth saving.”  www.seattlepi.com

“This book comes from the unique perspective of a recovering drug-addict with now 28 years clean and sober, and I feel really hits the mark! It is well written, poignant, and shows that with hard work and the help of others, Dr. Howard Samuels was able to overcome his addiction to drugs and alcohol and later set upon a path to help others recover with the creation of his own treatment center.”  Dane G. on Amazon

The Hills / Dr. Howard Samuels Broadcasts

Dr. Samuels discussing Prop 64 in California – KABC talk radio with Jim Roope

Dr. Samuels on Women and Their Drinking Habits — KTTV-11 Fox LA

Dr. Samuels on Carrie Fisher’s Death – Inside Edition

Dr. Samuels Slams Legal Marijuana bill – KNBC-4

Dr. Samuels on Synthetic Marijuana in the homeless community – Inside Edition

Dr. Samuels Discusses his Stance on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana – KABC Talk Radio

The Hills / Dr. Howard Samuels Publications

KINDNESS & HOPE: A heartbreak beyond belief: Julie Nagy lost her husband and son within the space of three days

PEOPLE: Ben Affleck Is a ‘Leader’ for Opening Up About Alcoholism, Says Specialist: He’s ‘Fighting to Help’ Others

KABC: Former Marijuana Addict: Stop the Pro Pot Prop (64)

DAILY NEWS: Doctor critical of USC’s handling of Sarkisian

NEW YORK TIMES: Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Should Parents Call the Police on Their Opioid-Addicted Kids?

LIFEZETTE: Bye, Bye, Obamacare — and Other Scourges of 2016

INSIDE EDITION: Tweets From the Edge: The Final Weeks of ‘Star Wars’ Actress Carrie Fisher’s Life

MD ALERT: Life-threatening risks to Hispanic men in unlicensed alcohol treatment centers

SF VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL: Not Getting High on This Vote

LIFEZETTE: Quit Giving Kids Access to Your Meds

FOX NEWS: Topless pics and all-night partying: Lindsay Lohan’s behavior cause for concern?

LA BUSINESS JOURNAL: Recreational Pot Could Burn Employers

LA WEEKLY: Brangelina Split: Is Marijuana the New Homewrecker?

LIFEZETTE: 3 Risky Games Kids Might Be Playing