We Help You Make a Full and Lasting Recovery

by treating your addiction and co-occurring

health disorders together.

Why Treatment Sometimes Fails

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

What We Treat

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…

✔ Depression

✔ Anxiety

✔ Chronic Pain

✔ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

✔ Early Attachment Problems

✔ Physical and Emotional Abuse

✔ Trauma

✔ Substance abuse

✔ Behavioral addictions

Healing from Trauma

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.

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Dual Diagnosis Therapy That Works

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.

EMDR | Hawaii Island Recovery


Neurofeedback treatments use biofeedback of brainwave data to help you train your brain to self-regulate for healthier functioning on a daily basis.

Neurofeedback | Hawaii Island Recovery


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you systematically explore and replace thinking patterns that lead to self-destructive beliefs and behaviors.

CBT | Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Comprehensive Pain Management

Comprehensive pain management helps you overcome your addiction to prescription pain medication while still addressing your chronic pain symptoms.

Comprehensive pain management

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.

The psychological conditions often present symptomatically as:




Panic Attacks


And variety of disorders involving







Other Impulse Control Problems

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.

Get the Dual Diagnosis Treatment You Need

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.

Results You Can Trust

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.

  • 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 make a full recovery for a happier, healthier life?