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Treatment Center Information

Treatment facilities come in many shapes and sizes. A drug treatment center or facility is a place in which individuals with problems abusing drugs or alcohol may go to both detox their body and learn to live without abusing substances. Different treatment centers utilize specific methods of recovery, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, introduction to a 12-step program, or detoxification methods.

One type of drug and alcohol treatment center is an inpatient treatment center, also known as a residential treatment center. Residential treatment centers are facilities in which the patients live for a period of time. They generally undergo individual and group therapy, as well as learn relapse prevention techniques. Entering a facility removes addicts from their unhealthy environment, creating a healthier setting to recovery free of drugs and alcohol.

Some inpatient treatment centers have on-site drug and alcohol detox centers, where one is medically assisted in detoxing from substances. Drug and alcohol detox centers provide the safest environment for addicts and alcoholics to rid their system of substances.

Dual-diagnosis centers are facilities that specialize in the treatment of those with an addiction and a mental disorder. Dual-diagnosis centers provide care specific to people who would not benefit as much from a typical treatment center. The treatment of an alcohol or drug addiction often requires added measures for those with mental illnesses.

Another type of alcohol and drug treatment center is an outpatient clinic. Outpatient clinics are centers in which addicts attend therapy, both group and individual, during the day. Outpatient centers allow the patient to have some freedom, but also run the risk of exposure to substances. Clients in outpatient treatment facilities can continue to go to work or school.

Transitional livings, sometimes known as sober livings or halfway houses, are places in which a recovering addict or alcoholic may live to gain sober experiences. Transitional livings provide a drug and alcohol free house, as well as a healthy support network. People can learn how to live without substances, and can find alternatives to their old activities.



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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