We Help You Make a Full and Lasting Recovery
by treating your addiction and co-occurring
health disorders together.
Substance abuse disorders and behavioral addictions don’t pop up randomly overnight. In some cases, they’re driven by past trauma or co-occurring mental health disorders. In other cases, an injury, surgery, or physical condition causes chronic pain that leads to a dependency on prescription medications.
So when a treatment center focuses only on your addiction—and fails to address the underlying context—any “recovery” you achieve is likely to be short-lived.
That’s why dual diagnosis is so important. With dual diagnosis, we can diagnose and treat your addiction alongside the co-occurring disorders that may drive it. In other words, we treat you as a whole person, so you can make a full and lasting recovery in your body, soul, and mind.
Fernando Manon | Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Many underlying conditions and traumatic events can drive addiction, from chronic pain to mental health diagnoses and beyond. That’s why our counselors are equipped to help you identify and heal from…
✔ Chronic Pain
✔ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
✔ Early Attachment Problems
✔ Physical and Emotional Abuse
✔ Substance abuse
✔ Behavioral addictions
In many cases, addiction may be rooted in a traumatic experience rather than a mental health disorder. For example, childhood neglect or abuse can lead to attachment and developmental trauma that affects individuals well into adulthood. At any age, experiences of abuse (physical, emotional or sexual), rape, physical assault, accidents, injury, illness, and war can also result in trauma. In some cases, even witnessing a traumatic event can lead to the same effects as experiencing it.
Any of these traumatic events, whether you remember them or not, can affect every aspect of your daily life and contribute to chronic psychological and physical problems. Until that trauma is effectively processed, it can manifest as addiction, mental illness, and/or physical illness.
At Hawaii Island Recovery, we assess every individual for past trauma, then develop individualized treatment plans to process that trauma and reduce or eliminate the symptoms it has caused. This is a critical piece of the puzzle in an effective dual diagnosis program designed to treat every individual as a whole person—not just a single diagnosis.
Effective dual diagnosis treatment pairs comprehensive pain management with health realization and psychodynamic techniques, such as EMDR, Neurofeedback, and CBT. These therapies help you change self-destructive patterns in your thoughts, feelings, and actions and, if necessary, manage chronic pain in a healthier way.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) utilizes the brain’s healing power to resolve traumatic memories that can drive addiction.
Neurofeedback treatments use biofeedback of brainwave data to help you train your brain to self-regulate for healthier functioning on a daily basis.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you systematically explore and replace thinking patterns that lead to self-destructive beliefs and behaviors.
Comprehensive Pain Management
Comprehensive pain management helps you overcome your addiction to prescription pain medication while still addressing your chronic pain symptoms.
Dual diagnosis therapy, in the case of the addict or alcoholic, involves treatment of both the addiction and the co-occurring psychological or emotional condition.
Often accompanying these conditions are poor self-esteem, lack of confidence, interpersonal conflicts, unsatisfactory relationships, and a pervasive dissatisfaction with many aspects of life. For successful treatment and relapse prevention, it is essential to address both simultaneously. To achieve a positive outcome, accurate assessment and evidence-based treatment needs to be provided by licensed therapists credentialed in their respective specialties.
Tackling your addiction and co-occurring disorders at the same time may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We guide you through effective dual diagnosis treatment in three steps.
Step 1: Comprehensive Assessment
Our therapists take a comprehensive history to assess for past trauma, chronic pain, and mental health disorders
Step 2: Personalized Plan
We develop an individualized treatment plan to effectively treat your addiction and any co-occurring disorders.
Step 3: Effective Treatment
We use evidence-based and experiential therapies in group and individual sessions to help you heal your body, soul, and mind.
We have a long history of successfully treating substance disorders and behavioral addictions alongside past trauma, chronic pain, or mental health disorders. Here’s what some of our clients say you can expect from your stay with us.
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.
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.”