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The Hills Treatment Center

8207 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, California, 90046
The Hills Treatment Center is dedicated to providing a safe, structured environment for individuals in a transitional phase of recovering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. During this transitional period, we empower clients to transform their lives replacing their old feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness with renewed optimism, dignity and confidence. Our clients are given tools to begin building their new foundation of lasting recovery. Our support staff is committed to excellence while ensuring each client feels fully supported through this transitional period. Residents are encouraged to attend 12 Step meetings or group therapy sessions as well as continuing to see their personal therapist or psychiatrist. The end result is our clients begin to develop realistic and attainable goals and ultimately a new vision of life. Our goal is to replace one's demoralization, shame and guilt with honor, dignity and a sense of one's true self. At The Hills Center we help our clients gain an understanding that drugs and alcohol have created depression, demoralization and the experience of feeling out of control. As a result of this realization our clients begin to recognize that they have become powerless over their use of drugs and alcohol and have lost their sense of personal power in the process. In helping our clients to understand their primary purpose, we teach them to live with honor and dignity as they begin to regain personal power over their lives and the ability to live their dreams.

Facility Highlights

  • CBT; DBT; MET; Narrative Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Medically Supervised Detox


  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Mountains

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Howard C. Samuels, PsyD
    Dr. Howard C. Samuels, PsyDOwner & Founder
    Dr. Samuels specializes in the treatment of mood and addictive disorders, love addiction and substance abuse intervention. Dr. Samuels has been clean and sober for 29 years from heroin and cocaine addiction.
  • Bruce Turner
    Bruce TurnerProgram Director
    Bruce Turner has a M.A. in Marriage Family Therapy and has been working as an addiction specialist with dual diagnosed clients both in residential treatment settings and private practice for over fifteen years. Bruce’s experience includes extensive work with clients individually as well as in the group process for addiction education, relapse prevention, grief counseling, and multi-family process groups. Prior to working in treatment, Bruce has over twenty-three years experience in health care administration including Human Resources Administration and Employee Assistance Programs.

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
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The Hills Treatment Center is a top-notch facility with a team of professionals who truly care about their patients. I would recommend this center to anyone struggling with addiction.
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I don't know if there are enough words that really convey the amount of help I've received thanks to the team here at Hills. I know I have the ability to stay clean this time and I can thrive because of their help. Before their help, it felt like an endless loop of clean, heal, stumble, relapse. After Hills I can say I've been clean and sober for years.
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Being clean for more than a year has been one of the most impressive accomplishments I've ever savored. This is a fantastic accomplishment made possible through my time at Hills. I'm really glad that I got connected with them and found the best results of my life.
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I can't say enough good about the people who helped me at Hills Treatment Center. They are wonderful and supportive all the way from the first moment you enter the building until long after you've left. Their aftercare program is empowering.
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I am so glad that we were able to get my spouse in here. Recovery has been real instead of passing this time and we know how to properly offer support and empowering resources now. This was the best choice for our family.