Are You Scared of Rehab?

At Hawaii Island Recovery, rehab is FUN and getting sober is a beautiful journey of healing and adventure.

Getting Sober Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

When you’re hooked on drugs or alcohol, no one has to tell you all the problems addiction can cause—run-ins with the law, serious harm to your health, and broken relationships, just to name a few.

But when you’re in the midst of addiction, even if you’re facing those problems, it can still be really hard to reach out for help. Why? Because at most recovery centers, rehab can seem scary. But it doesn’t have to be! 

Here at Hawaiian Island Recovery, we believe in a better way to recover. We believe in making rehab FUN, so you can overcome your fears and experience the joys of sober living.

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Welcome to Hawaii Island Recovery


Welcome to a Better Way to Recover

Dig your toes into the white sand. Dive into the ocean for a wild dolphin encounter. Stand at the bottom of a waterfall, humbled by its roar.

At Hawaii Island Recovery, rehab is an opportunity to live life to the fullest and discover the joys sober living can hold.

Hawaiian Wild Dolphin

Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy

Beautiful Island Hawaii

A Beautiful Retreat on “Healing Island”

Hawaiian beach

Life-Changing Excursions to Beaches and Waterfalls

A Proven Program You Can Trust

Yes, rehab at Hawaiian Island Recovery is fun. But it’s also proven to work. Backed by cutting edge neuroscience and staffed by leading therapists, our program boasts a success rate of over 75%.

Only 8 Beds for Highly Individualized, Client-Centered Treatment

✔ EMDR, CBT, Neurofeedback and Other High Quality, Evidence-Based Therapies

✔ Cutting Edge Experiential Therapies

Experienced Staff of Licensed Professionals

✔ Yoga, Massage, Nutrition Coaching, and Other Holistic Health Services

And More!

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The Dolphins Are What Woke Me Up!

Our unique Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy program invites you to come eye-to-eye with dolphins in the wild. 

The experience, for many participants, marks the beginning of a new, richer, more extraordinary way of life.

They Came, They Healed… And So Can You

You don’t have to walk this journey alone. Hear from some of the many people who once sat where you sat. They made the call, came to Hawaii Island Recovery, and their lives were changed forever. Here are their stories—and their encouragement that you can do this, too!

  • The Best Was Dolphin Therapy

    I enjoyed participating in all the activities, but the obvious best was dolphin therapy. Swimming with dolphins was surreal, serene and exhilarating. It provided a sense of mental clarity that was extremely helpful when examining my recovery and life in general.
    Conner, Former Client
  • I Love the Dolphin Assisted Therapy

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me change my life. The incredible staff and the program you have created is amazing. I loved the dolphin assisted therapy.
    Halleh, Former Client
  • I Highly Recommend This Program

    I highly recommend this program to anyone who is ready to change their life for the better. I never thought I could feel so good without drinking, and I encourage you to give it a shot.
    Brett, Former Client

Take the First Step Today

Don’t let fear keep you trapped in addiction for another day. We make it easy to embark on the journey to recovery, so you can take the first step today.

Step 1: Call Now!

Our intake specialists are available 24/7 and always happy to hear from you.

Step 2: Visit Hawaii

We work with various insurance plans to make our luxury facilities more accessible.

Step 3: Break Free

Get the tools you need to break free from addiction once and for all.

Still Have Questions? We’re Here for You!

Don’t see your questions among these FAQs? Just hop on the phone and give us a call—we’re always happy to help!

How much does treatment cost?

Your insurer may cover some or all of the cost of treatment. Depending on your carrier and policy, you may be responsible for the deductible and there may also be a co-pay. Cost of treatment is dependent on the length of stay and the level of care that is deemed medically necessary to support your recovery.

How can I verify my insurance?

Hawaii Island Recovery is able to accept most insurance plans. Depending on your carrier and your individual plan, the extent of coverage will vary. To determine whether your insurance will cover some or all of the cost of treatment, you are urged to contact Hawaii Island Recovery today and speak with one of our Intake Coordinators or to fill out the “Verification of Benefits” form on our website. We will work quickly to ascertain your eligibility for insurance coverage for treatment with Hawaii Island Recovery.

What is the length of stay?

Length of stay refers to the number of days a person is in residential treatment. Hawaii Island Recovery offers 30, 60 and 90-day treatment programs, with 90 days being the optimal length of stay to achieve long-term sobriety.

How can I deal with trauma/PTSD?

The majority of our clients who enter treatment for substance abuse have a co-occurring mental health disorder. Most commonly, our clients also suffer from depression, anxiety, and PTSD. In the majority of cases, we have found that underlying all of these conditions is a history of trauma that may include childhood abuse and neglect, sexual abuse and domestic violence. In our experience, it is imperative to aggressively treat the underlying trauma to reduce the risk of relapse after treatment. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based technique that has been demonstrated to effectively treat trauma at its source. Hawaii Island Recovery offers EMDR provided by a highly trained clinical staff in addition to CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) another effective therapeutic modality for the treatment of trauma.

How can dolphin assisted therapy help me deal with addiction?

Dolphin Assisted Therapy is a unique offering that introduces our clients to wild Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. This experience may be terrifying, exhilarating or inspiring, but you can be sure our clients feel something new in these unscripted encounters. Because addiction generally serves to numb our feelings, part of the recovery process is to begin to feel again. While the experience is different for every client, with the coaching of the therapist, the encounter invariably becomes a springboard for deeper exploration into the emotional and spiritual dimensions of addiction and a venue to reconnect with feelings of joy, belonging, acceptance and serenity.

Are you ready to have fun AND beat your addiction once and for all?

Call today!