Residential Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facility for Adults

Hawaii Island Recovery, the Big Island’s premiere residential substance abuse treatment 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.

With a high staff-to-client ratio, we offer individualized care provided by a professional staff in a supervised environment. As a community-based program, therapeutic services are provided outside of the residence with a staff member present. Hawaii Island Recovery is committed to providing the best care available in a serene and comfortable facility that paves the way for a full and lasting recovery from addiction, co-occurring disorders, and chronic pain.

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Our Philosophy

Hawaii Island Recovery believes that lasting recovery is possible for every addict. No matter how broken, no matter how many treatment attempts or relapses, there is the potential to recover from the scourge of addiction.  By providing the most effective evidence -based and trauma-informed care, we lean heavily into the underlying causes of addiction, including attachment issues and childhood abuse and neglect. With a maximum of 8 clients, Hawaii Island Recovery is committed to providing individualized, client-centered care to address the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions of addiction and to effectuate long-term recovery of the whole person.

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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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Our Facility

The island-style residence is affectionately described as “homey” and comfortable

Location of Hawaii Island Recovery

Hawaii Island Recovery: Home and Location

Located on the gentle slopes of Hualalai mountain, Kona is a historic town on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Known for its crystalline waters and idyllic climate, Kona offers something for everyone, including those who seek a serene environment in which to recover from addiction. Hawaii Island Recovery believes the natural beauty and tranquility of the Big Island is the perfect setting to support long term sobriety, thousands of miles away from the stressors and triggers that likely perpetuated the addictive behavior.

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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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

Progressive Treatment for Addiction, Trauma, Depression and Chronic Pain

Hawaii Island Recovery believes our exquisite natural environment works in concert with our treatment program to support the recovery process. In fact, Native Hawaiians refer to the Big Island as “The Healing Island”. Thousands of miles from the mainland, it is the largest and youngest island in the Hawaiian chain. Its unique topography offers breath-taking diversity – from pristine beaches, lush rain forests and active lava flows to snow-capped mountains and vibrant coral reefs. Providing progressive treatment in an idyllic location, Hawaii island Recovery adheres to the philosophy that a serene environment is conducive to healing the wounds of addiction, trauma, depression and chronic pain.

Unique Dolphin-Assisted Psychotherapy Program

Integral to Hawaii Island Recovery’s treatment program are therapies and recreational activities that interface our clients with the natural wonders of the Big Island. From our unique Dolphin-Assisted Psychotherapy program that takes place in our warm coastal waters, to our experiential nature-based therapy, which may take place in a rainforest, a lava tube or a remote beach, Hawaii Island Recovery encourages interaction with our natural environment to foster feelings of serenity and connection, and inspire our clients to embrace life. Weekend activities are designed to promote relaxation and reflection and provide clients with an opportunity to process the week’s work. They are also intended to be fun! Clients may opt for a hike, snorkeling, or a trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the world’s most active lava flow.

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