Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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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 detoxification, or “detox”?

Alcohol and most drugs are potentially toxic substances, particularly when used in excess. With chronic abuse, the human body adapts to the presence of these substances in an effort to counter their lethal affects. When alcohol or drugs are stopped, extreme care must be taken to ensure a safe withdrawal. Detoxification or “detox” refers to the acute phase of the withdrawal process that can be both uncomfortable and dangerous and may require medical intervention. For some patients, a “detox” protocol of prescribed medication may be required to ensure the client is safely “detoxed” with minimal discomfort.

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What are the benefits of flying away from home for treatment?

Removing yourself from the stressors and triggers of daily life is essential in early recovery. Most of our clients have tried to get sober in their home communities and have failed to achieve lasting sobriety. A change in environment is not only conducive to breaking old patterns and habits, it also reduces exposure to the external triggers that most likely perpetuated the cycle of addiction.

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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 with 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.

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How can Dolphin Assisted Therapy help with addiction?

Dolphin Assisted Therapy is a unique offering that interfaces our clients with wild Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. This experience may be terrifying, exhilarating or inspiring, but you can be sure, our clients feel something relative to this novel, unscripted encounter. Because addiction generally serves to numb the feeling function, 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.

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Welcome to Hawaii Island Recovery

We are 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.

Hawaii Island Recovery combines the most effective treatment modalities to support long term sobriety. With a low client-to-staff 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.