Overcome Your Addiction

Learn more about the addiction recovery services we provide to help you break free from your substance or behavioral addiction.

Tackling Addiction from All Angles

Our program is founded on three key components designed to treat you as a whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Keep scrolling to learn more about these three components and our additional aftercare services that support your continued success.

John A Hibscher - Clinical Director at Hawaii Island Recovery

Clinical Care

✔ Psychological services

✔ Medical services

✔ Psycho-educational services

Holistic Health Services

Holistic Health

✔ Delicious, nutritious meals from our private chef

✔ Acupuncture

✔ Massage

✔ Cranial Sacral Therapy

✔ Mindfulness

✔ Yoga

Recreational Activities

Recreational Activities

✔ Fitness sessions with a personal trainer

✔ Excursions to hike, swim, and more 

✔ Swimming with wild dolphins

Highly Effective and Individualized Treatment Plans

Addiction Recovery That Works

Addiction is complex. Whether you struggle with a behavioral addiction or a substance addiction, there are no quick fixes or one-size-fits-all treatment plans. That’s why we practice a multi-disciplinary, integrative, and personalized approach to treatment. Each of our services is carefully cultivated to help heal your body, soul, and mind for complete and lasting victory from addiction.

Starting with Detox

For many people, the first step in breaking free is physically detoxing from an addictive substance. Trying to detox alone can be painful, scary, and even dangerous; detox doesn’t have to be that way. We offer the support you need to detox as safely and comfortably as possible.

✔ A Board-certified Addictionologist 

✔ A medically-supervised detox

✔ Suboxone and other medications when appropriate

Medically Supervised Detoxification >>

Fernando Manon - providing therapy at HIR
8-bed residence at Hawaii Island Recovery
Dolphin Assisted Psychotherapy with Eliza
Eliza Wille is providing individual treatment

Psychological Services

We create an individualized care plan for you that includes individual and group therapy sessions using proven and highly effective clinical therapies such as

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),

Dual Diagnosis Therapy,


Experiential and Dolphin-assisted Therapy.

Codependency: Can EMDR Help?
Medically Supervised Detox | Hawaii Island Recovery

Medical Services

Within 24 hours of arrival, you’ll be fully evaluated by a physician addictionologist or licensed physician’s assistant. Addictionologist Dr. Stephen Denzer will supervise your detox to address any chronic pain issues or withdrawal-related medical needs you may have. If you have a pre-existing condition or non-detox related need, we’ll help you find a local full-service health care provider or dentist for the care you need.

Medically Supervised Detoxification >>

Psycho-educational Services

Through individual and group counseling, we help you improve social and life skills, practice self-care, and cultivate independent living skills. In a nurturing environment and with an emphasis on building good communication skills, we support your vocational and occupational stability and growth. All psycho-educational services are provided by Masters-level clinical social workers and certified substance abuse counselors under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.

Group Therapy

Holistic Health Services for a Full Recovery

From the delicious, nutritious meals prepared by our private chef to the intensive healing sessions of acupuncture, massage, and more, we provide a variety of holistic health services to support your total wellbeing. Our clients experience deep relaxation and intensive healing that rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit.  Returning our clients to a greater state of total wellbeing is at the core of their ability to successfully commit to addiction-free living.

Nutritional meals

Nutritional Meals

Acupuncture at HIR


Massage Therapy at Hawaii Island Recovery-460


Reiki at Hawaii Island Recovery

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Yoga teacher in Hawaii


Mindfulness | Hawaii Island Recovery


Recreational Activities for a Lasting Recovery

Learning new strategies for healthy living is key to your successful, lasting recovery from addiction. Through a wide variety of recreational activities, we help you discover or rediscover enjoyable, lifelong practices that promote your wellbeing.


To improve your overall wellness and build your strength, stamina, and flexibility, you’ll have scheduled time in a fully-equipped fitness center throughout your stay at Hawaii Island Recovery.

Clients in the gym
Cook dinner with a friend'


Our private chef works with you to understand and satisfy all your nutritional needs. In addition to preparing tasty and healthy cuisine you’ll love, our chef also teaches you how to prepare simple and nutritious meals for yourself. By working with our staff and fellow clients to plan and prepare weekend meals, you’ll be equipped to continue enjoying delicious and nutritious meals for life.

Recreational Activities

Recreational activities provide valuable opportunities to remember how to have fun again—without the use of unhealthy substances! All activities are matched to your abilities and designed to foster positive interests that support long-term sobriety. Explore one of the world’s most healing environments as you swim, snorkel, hike and more, all against the backdrop of sheer Hawaiian beauty.

White Road excursion with Bria at Hawaii Island Recovery

Aftercare Services to Support Your Recovery

Our services don’t come to an abrupt halt when you leave our program. Instead, we provide comprehensive aftercare services to support you as you learn to live a full and healthy life, free of addiction. 

Your case manager will work with an entire team of therapists, physicians, and counselors to develop a discharge plan just for you. That plan may include family education, relapse prevention and recovery coaching, assistance in transitioning to Sober Living Programs, outpatient therapy, and more.

We can also make referrals to outside health care providers for all your health needs, including:

✔ Physical or occupational therapies

✔ Non-detox healthcare

✔ Women’s healthcare

✔ Neuropsychological evaluations

✔ Advanced nutritional counseling

✔ Chiropractic care

Get It All in 3 Steps

We provide all these addiction recovery services in three simple steps to help you break free from addiction once and for all.

Step 1: Individualized Treatment Plan

We conduct assessments and craft a custom treatment plan just for you.

Step 2: Residential Therapy

We offer clinical care, holistic health services, and recreational activities in beautiful Hawaii.

Step 3: Aftercare Services

We create custom discharge plans to support you for a lifetime of sober living.

“Does This Really Work on Behavioral Addictions, too?”

Absolutely! Because we create custom treatment plans for each individual who joins us, we are able to address both behavioral addictions and the underlying emotional and psychological issues that drive the behavior.

Using techniques derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Neurofeedback, and other trauma-informed interventions, our skilled therapists will guide you into a deeper understanding of your addiction, facilitate the resolution of past traumas and provide you with the tools you need to realize your goal of living addiction free.

You Are Not Alone

Watch this short video to hear from people just like you who overcame their addiction here at Hawaii Island Recovery—then pick up the phone and call us, so we can help you, too!


“Keep trying. In my experience, if I didn’t keep trying, I wouldn’t have gotten clean.”

-Bria, former HIR client

  • 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

Are you ready to overcome your addiction once and for all?