Grammy.com / Dr. Howard Samuels Music Festivals 2018: 7 Ways To Enjoy Festival Season Without Drinking April 16, 2018

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Picture this. You’ve landed in the California desert and are stoked to pitch that tent. You’ve got the lineup pulled up on your phone and you’re arguing with your travel companions about whether you’ll catch Beyoncé’s must-see headlining set or catch a one-of-a-kind performance from Japanese rockers X Japan, who play at the same time. And you still haven’t worked out if you’ll see Portugal. The Man or Kamasi Washington. Mid-argument, out comes the six-pack and now there’s a tougher choice to make.

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U.S News / Dr. Howard Samuels, The Hills Treatment Center Millennials Hit Hard by Opioids March 14, 2018

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In the latest sign that the nation’s opioid epidemic is accelerating, the rate of drug overdoses and the death rate for young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 rose sharply in recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016, nearly 35 out of every 100,000 people between the ages of 25 and 34 died of a drug overdose, according to the CDC.

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Healthline / Dr. Howard Samuels, The Hills Treatment Center Don’t Mix: Parenting, Pills, and Pinot October 11, 2017

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If we’re being honest, many of us are probably guilty of ignoring warning labels at one time or another, buying into the belief that we’re smart enough and capable enough to assess a truly risky situation. Then, too, there’s the assumption that warning labels might be overly cautious.

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U.S. News / Dr. Howard Samuels 6 Tips for Finding a Good Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center September 7, 2017
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U.S.News / Dr. Howard Samuels, The Hills Treatment Center How to Plan a Sober Bachelorette or Bachelor Celebration July 13, 2017

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Oriana Murphy wanted to enjoy a memorable bachelorette outing with her girlfriends – literally memorable. “I didn’t want people to be wasted on my trip and not remember what we did,” says Murphy, who is in recovery from alcohol and drug misuse.

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SheKnows / Dr. Howard Samuels, The Hills Treatment Center Drugs Your Kids Know About — & You Should Too May 18, 2017

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You’ve heard of coke, crack, LSD and ecstasy, but there are many other drugs out there — which are readily available, and not only from the “street.” “Designer drugs like spice and other ‘legal’ compounds are showing up for sale in gas stations and online faster than the law can keep up,” warns recovering addict Ed Hamill. (more…)

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