Addiction Treatment Can Be Fun!

EMDR, CBT, Dual Diagnosis and Experiential Therapy

HIR Offers Medically Supervised Outpatient Detoxification

Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder

Powerful Experiential Therapy With Wild Dolphins in the Ocean

Overcome Your Addiction

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Welcome to Hawaii Island Recovery

We've built a long standing relationship based on trust

Hawaii Island Recovery, the Big Island’s premier residential substance abuse rehabilitation facility for adults, offers a comprehensive treatment program in a tranquil and healing environment. Providing the best evidence-based treatment, medically supervised detox, and holistic and experiential therapies. Hawaii Island Recovery combines the most effective treatment modalities to support long term sobriety.

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Hawaii Island Recovery applies the most effective tools and interventions to treat addiction to opiates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, prescription medication, marijuana, street drugs, and alcohol.

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The island-style residence is situated at a comfortable elevation, affording spectacular coastal and ocean views from the spacious lanai and living areas.  Affectionately described as “homey” and comfortable, the house is surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping and an abundance of fruit trees. The kitchen is the heart of the home, where our chef lovingly prepares exquisite, healthful meals, locally sourced whenever possible. Hawaii Island Recovery strives to provide our clients with all the comforts of home in a supportive living environment to foster a lasting recovery.

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Why to Choose Hawaii Island Recovery

We accept most insurances

Rehab That Breaks the Cycle

Taking the first step to receive treatment for addiction can be scary. When you take that step, you want to know that the rehab program you’re calling will work.

You don’t want to get trapped in a cycle of rehab and relapse—and you don’t have to! Our unique approach to addiction therapy is designed to help you heal body, mind, and spirit for a complete and lasting recovery.

One-of-a-kind Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy

One-of-a-kind Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy

Eye Movement desensitization and reprocessing

Evidence-based Therapies Proven to Work

Holistic therapies for total healing

Holistic Therapies for Total Healing

Medically supervised detox for safer recovery

Medically-supervised Detox for Safer Recovery

Recreation for a life-changing experience

Recreation for a Life-changing Experience That’s Actually FUN

All on the tranquil healing island of Hawaii

All on the Tranquil, Healing Island of Hawaii

Our Professional Staff

You are in good hands and you'll never walk alone

Managing Director

Clinical Coordinator

Board Certified in Addiction

About Our Team

Hawaii Island Recovery has a treatment team comprised of licensed professionals who practice the most effective evidence based therapies to treat addiction, mental health disorders and chronic pain. These include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Experiential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, psycho-dynamic group processing and life skills groups. Our therapists and physicians provide personalized care and cutting edge interventions to ensure our clients have the tools and insight to maintain their sobriety.

Swim with Dolphins in Rehab

Reclaim the joy addiction has stolen from you in Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy. 

Unique the world over, this program offers opportunities to feel the sun on your skin, slip into clear blue waters, and swim with a dolphin in the wild.

It’s life-changing for some and FUN for all!

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Comprehensive, Personalized Treatment

When it comes to addiction recovery, there are no quick fixes or one-size-fits-all treatment plans. That’s why we create personalized treatment plans that use both evidence-based therapies and holistic health services to help you overcome addiction once and for all.

Evidence-based Treatment

Evidence-based treatment

Discover scientifically-proven therapies you can trust to assist you in your journey to recovery.

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Holistic Health Services

Holistic therapies for total healing

From yoga and massage to nutrition and acupuncture, these therapies help heal your body, mind, and spirit.

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Recovery is possible!

Hawaii Island Recovery is founded on the premise that recovery is possible for everyone, no matter how broken or defeated by their addiction. Because addiction rarely occurs in the absence of a co-occurring disorder, our clinical staff applies evidence-based therapies to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health issues in conjunction with effective addiction treatment. Our treatment program is client-centered, and with a maximum of 8 residents our clients receive intensive, individualized attention from a highly-trained and compassionate staff.

Recovery is a journey in which we partner with our clients to ensure they have the tools they need to maintain their sobriety for the long haul.  But true recovery is more than staying sober. It is recovering one’s capacity to feel joy, to experience inner calm, to form healthy and supportive relationships, to engage in meaningful activities and manage the stress of daily life. To do this, it is necessary to concurrently treat the underlying causes of addiction, most often depression, anxiety and/ or trauma. Utilizing a combination of evidence-based, experiential and integrative treatment modalities, our program addresses the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual dimensions of addiction and endeavors to restore health and balance in all areas of a person’s life.

The majesty of the Big Island is more than a backdrop to the work we do, it is front and center. The beauty of our island environment is integral to the healing process. Look to the west, there is an endless expanse of crystalline ocean. Look to the east, there are mountains, sometimes snowcapped, steady and rugged. The warmth of the sun, the fragrance of tropical flowers, the spirit of aloha, all conspire to remind you that living life sober, on life’s terms, is well worth the effort.

The Hawaiian concept of “ohana” means family and is a guiding principle of our program. In addiction’s wake is the wreckage of broken promises and fractured relationships. Addicts often find themselves alone and without a support system. When you come to Hawaii Island Recovery, you will feel a part of something special, because you are. You will never get lost in the shuffle, no one will forget your name. You will be treated with care and respect, and the bonds that you form with others in the sober community will help to sustain you and inspire you in your own recovery.

Cited as one of the “ten best rehabs in the country”, the staff of Hawaii Island Recovery is poised to help you or a loved one recover from the scourge of addiction on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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EMDR, CBT, Dual Diagnosis and Experiential Therapy

HIR Offers Medically Supervised Outpatient Detoxification

Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder

Powerful Experiential Therapy With Wild Dolphins in the Ocean

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • HIR has created and environment with structure and support when needed

    One of the most beneficial therapies happened off-site-out-of-the-office. We had the opportunity to do therapeutic work in nature. For me, being in nature allowed me to heal with out the stigma of an office setting.
    Charlie, Client
  • A successful 30-day rehab and detox from pain pills and cocaine

    I have never been to rehab in my life and I was so afraid of detox and being miserable without pills and drugs. I wish I came to HIR sooner because they made it so easy for me. If you or a family member is considering treatment I will highly suggest Hawaii Island Recovery they have the best staff to accommodate your needs and are very compassionate and accommodating.
    Chris, Client
  • My experience here at HIR has been an emotional roller coaster ride

    Thankfully with the amazing love and support of HIR staff, my sponsor, AA, 12 Step program, and my higher power. I have been brought out of a dark place in my life, and have been blessed with the opportunity to see the beauty in myself, others, and living a clean, sober life.
    Anonymous, Client
  • The staff understands what you are going through

    The staff gets you out and allow you to explore all of the wonderful things the Island has to offer, whether it is a trip to the beach, swimming with the dolphins or going on a hike, all were amazing and eye-opening experiences.
    Billy, Client
  • I have overcome my fear of socialization

    We all have bad days, ones where we feel alone, or afraid, but here at Hawaii Island Recovery we are never alone and we can face our fears. I have overcome my fear of socialization, even the fear of loneliness. HIR has allowed me to not be so nervous, afraid. It also gave me skills, such as public speaking, giving me positive energy and adding more structure in my life to make me feel like I am not abusing this perfect life that was given to me all along.
    Katarina, Client
  • It's magical, it's spiritual, it's life changing

    I can't express enough gratitude for the staff, the therapists, the amazing excursions the beautiful food and the sunsets that brought me back to life. Never in my life have I experienced such love, non-judgement, patience, understanding  and the genuine desire to help and to heal.
    Anonymous, Client
  • I highly recommend this program to anyone who is ready to change their life for the better

    My month at Hawaii Island Recovery has been amazing. The therapists and staff are fantastic and have helped me overcome traumas I have been holding onto for 13+ years. They have taught me a large variety of skills to manage my anxiety and made my detox as comfortable as possible.
    Anonymous, Client
  • Without HIR I would not have been able to work trough the loss of my children

    I am now stronger and can be there for my other children. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity.
    Roxsana Client
  • Hawaii Island Recovery is a life-changing program

    HIR helped me regain my mental, spiritual and physical strength. I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for me and for my new found life. I can’ t thank HIR enough for their endless guidance, support, compassion, and aloha that they have freely given to me. Thank you for saving my life. HIR. My family and I will never forget how amazing this experience was.
    Sharon, Client
  • Within 72 Hours I was in Hawaii

    I put in very little research into what rehabilitation center I went to. I did decide I wanted to get away from what I thought was a lifestyle. After opening up to my sister. Within 72 Hours I was in Hawaii. When my sister told me I could go to treatment in Hawaii I felt I was undeserving. Sure HIR had a great location. Their therapy helped me understand my addiction and gave me coping skills to get my life back. I was very fortunate to have a great group of People who became my friends in recovery. After the intense therapy, an excursion and laughter were well needed to process I am grateful for this opportunity.

  • I have never felt so secure

    As I came in I was confused, not knowing what to expect. As the day's followed I settled in with 100% focus on why I was here. I have never felt so secure of my surrounding and the group of professional I shared my feeling, thoughts, secrets,  life's ups, and downs, with the time spent here I encompassed and learned so many tools for me to practice for the rest of my life. I am so much freeier, open, honest, and ready and willing to live this new adventure in sobriety. I would highly recommend this treatment facility to anyone needing guidance and direction hope and a new way of life. I can’t thank this place enough  for building such a strong foundation from a structure that was falling apart and missing so many elements to succeed as “normal.”

  • Recovery has provided a life that at one point did not seem possible

    There is something special about this Island and the people here. Kona, the HIR program and the AA fellowship had a life-changing effect on me. So much so, that I decided to move from Tennessee and make Hawaii my home. It was the best decision I have ever made for myself. Recovery has provided a life that at one point did not seem possible. I’m happier and healthier than I have ever been to. I feel blessed to be able to give back to the program that gave so much to me.  
    Sarah B., Former Client

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