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5 Things Family Members Get Terribly Wrong About Drug Addiction

Until you accept these five wrong ideas about the drug addict you can never help him or her the way you should. Check whether or not you are guilty of these five biggest mistakes families of drug addict usually make.

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal assisted therapy is an amazing way for people to find the help they need through the power of animals. From cat to dog to dolphin therapy, learn more!

What is Co-Dependency and How it can Affect One’s Addiction?

Understand what is co-dependency, how it looks like and the typical symptoms of a co-dependent. Learn why you should get treatment for co-dependency and the most effective treatment available to help you beat co-dependency for good.

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect millions of Americans every year. Learn more about the different types, symptoms, causes, effects, and how they can be treated.

What is EMDR Therapy?

Many people wonder, “What is EMDR?” This form of therapy helps people work through traumatic events in their past. Read to learn more about how it works.

Medical Detox

Medical detox is the first part of a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. Learn more about the role of medical detox in treating alcohol and drug addiction.

What is Psychotherapy?

When you are looking for substance abuse and addiction treatment for you or a loved one, there are numerous options you can pursue. No matter the treatment program, psychotherapy (also known as talk therapy, group therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy) is an invaluable tool to help those addicted get sober. While you may have heard [...]

Our 20 Favorite Addiction Quotes

These 20 inspiring drug addiction quotes will encourage you to get sober or provide the extra push you may need to help keep on the right track to stay clean.

Can I Convince my Loved One to Join an Addiction Recovery Program?

Watching our loved one’s slip deeper and deeper into their addiction is painful. Is possible to convince my Loved One to Join an Addiction Recovery Program?

Vance Johnson: From Near Death to Recovery

After years of alcohol-fueled rage and depression, Vance Johnson is an example of how commitment to rehab can turn lives around.

There Are Different Addiction Recovery Options That Help You Get Sober

Despite what some may feel, there are multiple addiction recovery options that may help you get clean and sober. This article outlies the different addiction recovery options you can explore.

Why Can’t Heroin Be Used Responsibly

Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on the planet. Users who take heroin “just to experiment” often find themselves becoming addicted the first time they use the drug. That is the reason why can’t heroin be used responsibly.

Scientific Proof That Swimming with Dolphins Is Good Therapy

Dolphin Assisted Therapy (DAT) has been around as a branch of science since 1978. Come to Hawaii Island Recovery and be swimming with dolphins. The world never looked so magnificent.

A History of Our Relationships with Animals and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal assisted therapy is an emerging therapy option that helps promote calm and healing in treatment. For centuries, animals have helped people heal physically and psychologically.
There are several opportunities on this site to hear a resident expert discuss the details and therapeutic benefits of AAT.

Why to choose Hawaii Island Recovery

Early in 2016 Hawaii Island Recovery, alcohol and drug treatment center, was selected as one of the top 10 facility in the U.S.

Holistic Therapies for Addiction: Do They Really Work?

Holistic therapies have the unique goal of healing a person’s entire being—body, mind, and soul-rather than focusing purely on physical health. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, Hawaii is the perfect place to escape from the pressures of daily life.

4 Alternative Therapies for Addiction

Cognitive-behavioral therapy seems to be the baseline for nearly every therapist around the world. Are there any alternative therapies to addiction? Find out more about the various kinds of therapy available and how they help recovering addicts find sobriety.

The Shocking Effects of Meth on the Body

The physical and psychological effects of crystal meth can last for weeks, months, or even years. Learn more about how meth use affects the body.

4 Early Signs of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder often significantly impacts a person’s life when not caught early on. What are some of the early signs of PTSD to look for?

Alcohol Blackout: Effects of Binge Drinking

Although the majority of people who drink keep it within normal levels, binge drinking seems to be on the rise. This dangerous drinking behavior leads to a number of side effects, from poor decision-making to alcohol blackout. What exactly is alcohol blackout and what causes it to happen?

The Dramatic Resurgence of Heroin, and the Surprising Demographic

With the rise of opioid overdoses in the United States, there has also been a resurgence in the number of heroin overdoses seen in the country.

How You Can Quit Drug Abuse like Bruno Mars

Don’t you know that Bruno Mars, the hot and sensational singer-songwriter from Hawaii who conquered the world with his music.

How Cocaine Affects Your Brain, Body, and Emotions

Read on to learn more about how cocaine affects your system and what you can do to break free of a dangerous cocaine addiction.

The Differences Between Adderall and Cocaine

One boasts itself as a party drug while the other helps people get through long nights of studying. What is the difference between Adderall and cocaine?

How to Deal with Alcohol Abuse During Quarantine

Given the enormity of the COVID-19, how can you deal with alcohol abuse during quarantine? The following article will highlight the major ways you can deal with alcohol abuse during the quarantine.

Sober Living at Universities: Saving Lives One Semester at a Time

For some, the idea of attending college sober is impossible. Thankfully, the movement to offer sober living on college campuses continues to flourish!

More About Gambling Addiction

Learn more about gambling addiction, also called gambling disorder, which affects millions of Americans but is still somewhat misunderstood by many.

Sizzurp: The Dangers of Soda Mixed with Cough Syrup

This mixture is actually highly dangerous, and parents would be wise to warn their teens to steer clear of sizzurp, which has been popularized by rappers and other music artists.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms: A Deeper Look

Many avoid getting sober to avoid the alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Learn more about what withdrawals look like and how you can finally put a stop to them.

How Could Social Distancing Due to Coronavirus Increase in Some People’s Depression?

There is no doubt that Coronavirus has affected many areas of people’s lives. The most obvious is how people interact with each other. A social distancing becoming the new problem. It can cause depression and other psychological issues.

Everything About Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol abuse is a serious problem in the United States, affecting more people than any drug-related disorder. Find out everything about alcohol use disorder.

What’s the 12-Step Model for Recovery?

Understand how 12-step program is used in recovery. Why would anyone want to join a 12-step recovery program?

Everything about LSD

LSD, also called acid, is a popular hallucinogenic drug known for its psychedelic properties. Learn more about LSD, its effects, risks of use, and treatment option.

All You Need to Know About Depression

What are the differences between sadness and depression? Learn more about depression, a mood disorder that affects nearly every aspect of a person’s life.

Everything You Need to Know About K2 or Spice

Read on to learn everything you need to know about synthetic marijuana, commonly known as K2 or spice.

Dual Diagnosis: Everything You Need to Know

Dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders, is a difficult and complicated condition to both live with and treat. Find out everything you want to know!

What Are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are a helpful medication for those who struggle with anxiety and sleep disorders. But they’re dangerous in the hands of recreational users.

Is CBT for Addiction an Effective Form of Treatment?

Addiction is a complicated and intricate disorder. There isn’t one single way to treat addiction; instead, using a combination of approaches works best. CBT for addiction is a common portion of many treatment plans for clients in treatment centers. Is cognitive-behavioral therapy effective?

What You May Not Know about Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston is known for her buxom figure and sultry voice, but many of her fans don’t realize that she was born and raised in Honolulu.

Are the Effects of Long Term Use of Klonopin Dangerous?

Benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin continue pushing into popular culture. People looking for a new high turn to these drugs without realizing their impact and find themselves quickly trapped. What are some of the effects of long term use of Klonopin and other benzodiazepines?

Why do people abuse drugs and alcohol?

Some people who suffer from social anxiety, stress-related disorders, and depression begin abusing drugs in an attempt to lessen feelings of distress.

What Happens During a Suboxone Withdrawal?

Suboxone withdrawal is one of the potential side effects of the medication meant to get you clean. Find out whether the withdrawals are worth the benefits!

The Dangers of Meth Use Long-Term

Methamphetamine is a dangerous, toxic drug that leads to many different side effects. Whether you use it for a few months or find your meth use long-term, the drug has an impact. What are some of the ways the drug affects your health, both physical and psychological?

Life After Addiction: Everything Is Easier

Life after addiction is different. Once that addiction is overcome, there’s less stress. Fewer money worries. No fear of being “found out.”

Heroin: Everything you need to know

Heroin is one of the most dangerous and harmful drugs available. It causes an alarming amount of deaths due to overdose each year yet use continues rising. What exactly is heroin and why is it that people use it? Learn more about the drug, its effects, and how to find treatment for addiction.

What is the Role of Codependency in Substance Abuse?

The term codependent is often misunderstood today after the wide generalization of the word. It used to refer to the role of codependency in substance abuse, especially in the adult children of alcoholics. How does someone’s substance abuse or alcoholism affect their loved one?

Club Drugs: There’s nothing to rave about!

When young people start using club drugs to boost the fun, the next “rave” may change their lives forever. Club drugs are a broadly-defined collection of well-known party favorites, like Ecstasy, to some concoction some high school chemistry genius cooked up at home.

What to Do When You Can’t Afford Drug Rehab

Many people are surprised to find that drug rehab – even in an exotic destination like Hawaii – can actually be quite affordable.

Addiction FAQs

Here are the most commonly asked questions (FAQ) about addiction and answers for them.

5 Dangerous Addiction Stigma Myths

The dangers of the addiction stigma surrounding those who struggle with drugs are apparent. What are some of the most common myths about addiction? Learn more about a few of the most misunderstood myths about addiction and how the stigma impacts addicts worldwide.

10 Curiosities About Big Island Volcanoes

How far has the damage from the recent Kilauea eruption stretched? Rest assured: Hawaii Island Recovery is still a safe place to seek treatment and help. Read more about 10 Big Island Curiosities.

Addiction Treatment

Drug addiction treatment exists to help people with addiction to stop using drugs and stay stopped. Learn more about treatment and whether it’s right for you.

7 Facts About Marijuana Addiction

Many people think that Marijuana is a nature healing drug that can cause no harm. This is wrong! Marijuana is addictive! 7 facts about marijuana addiction.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Everything You Need to Know

Learn more about post-traumatic stress disorder, an intense, pervasive, complicated condition that some develop in response to experiencing a traumatic event.

Measures Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Hawaii Island Recovery remains open for those in need of substance abuse treatment. We are continuing to employ all measures to ensure the continued health and safety of our patients and staff. Our patients who struggle with addictions need our compassion and support now more than ever.

Coronavirus Creates an Increased Risk of Domestic Abuse

One of the most disheartening effects of COVID-19 is the increase in domestic violence and abuse. According to estimates provided by the United Nations Population Fund, a 20 % rise in domestic abuse cases could result from a three-month quarantine.

Can Coronavirus Cause PTSD?

The ongoing worldwide Coronavirus pandemic has created an enormous amount of anxiety, stress, anger, and sadness. Can coronavirus cause PTSD?

How to Deal with Depression During Coronavirus

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is causing enormous feelings of fear and anxiety throughout the U.S and all over the world. These feelings not only can give rise to depression, but it can also compound the feelings of hopelessness for those already coping with this illness. With an emphasis on social distancing, people struggling […]

Is Video Game Addiction the Same as Drug Addiction?

Plenty of confusion still surrounds the idea of video game addiction. Does it really count? Learn more about people who struggle with compulsive gaming.

Places to See, Things to Do on the Big Island

Whether you’re coming to Hawaii for a tropical getaway or to join us for alcohol and drug rehab in a tranquil, healing environment, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the beauty and wonder the Big Island has to offer. Check out these 8 can’t-miss places to see and things to do on the Big Island.

The Top 5 Most Used and Abused List of Benzodiazepines

You likely know at least one or two of the drugs on this list of benzodiazepines that are most used and abused. Find out which benzodiazepines see most use.

8 Places to See, Things to Do on the Big Island

Whether you’re coming to Hawaii for a tropical getaway or to join us for alcohol and drug rehab, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the beauty the Big Island has to offer.

Chemical Addiction and Behavioral Addiction

Behavioral activities such those cited above, are conducive to addiction because they provide the opportunity for immediate reward. The term (Chemical Addiction) is increasingly used to refer to a range of excessive behaviors, such as gambling, video game playing, and others.

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders, comorbidity. Whatever you might know it as, those with a substance use disorder and mental illness need focused treatment. Read more about what dual diagnosis means, how to treat dual diagnosis, and how to find help for a loved one who is struggling.

How is PTSD Caused and What is It?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder often affects a person’s ability to function in their everyday life. What are some PTSD causes and how can it be managed? PTSD is a devastating mental condition. Oftentimes people suffering from PTSD turn to substances to cope and end up also addicted to drugs and alcohol.

What Are Benzodiazepines Side Effects?

While everyone knows about the prescription opioid epidemic, not all realize the impact of benzodiazepines side effects and benzo addiction. Learn more.

Everything About Prescription Opioids

Prescription opioids are a popular medication used to treat moderate and severe pain. They have developed a notorious reputation over the past two decades, though, for their incredible addiction potential. Learn more about what prescription opioids are and how they affect the people who use them.

What You Need to Know about Suboxone Abuse

Suboxone is a medication approved by the FDA to treat addiction to opiates such as heroin or morphine, or prescription pain meds.

How To Find The Right Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center

Stay away from large facilities with huge bed capacity and find the smaller drug & alcohol treatment center where is more personalized attention. Don’t worry about what other people may think, take care of yourself. Show everyone that you have taken control and have the power to get on the road to wellness.

Why Individualized Addiction Treatment Works Better Than Other Treatment Methods

Learn what individualized addiction treatment can do to help a drug addict in ways that 12 steps and other rehab programs cannot. Hawaii Island Recovery is a residential substance abuse rehab facility that offers individualized addiction treatment in a relaxing and healing environment.

Two Proven Strategies To Overcome Fear of Withdrawal

Do yourself a favor by following these steps that can help you overcome fear of withdrawal.

Is Sex Addiction Real Addiction?

Discover the real nature of sex addiction and why it is considered an addiction and not simply a hyperactive libido.

Holistic Therapies to Ease Chronic Pain

Many holistic therapies have been available for thousands of years, with centuries of evidence that these therapies are effective in treating chronic pain.

How to fight depression naturally in six easy ways

Here are simple yet often ignored ways on, (how to fight depression) caused by substance abuse and dependence without relying on medications.

CBT Therapy for Sex Addiction

Do you know someone who struggles with sex addiction? It’s difficult to properly diagnose the condition because there’s no official diagnosis. Although the DSM-5 doesn’t include it, seeking CBT therapy for sex addiction is still a common way to deal with the problem. Is this an effective form of treatment?

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse: What is the Difference?

Understanding the difference between alcoholism and alcohol abuse can be challenging. On the outside, they sometimes look like similar conditions but there are a few big differences that separate the two. Do you know which factors you should look for to tell them apart?

The Big Island, Hawaii – A Beautiful Spot Where Trouble Vanishes

The big island of Hawaii is a perfect place to conquer your drug addiction. With its breathtaking scenery and favorable year-round climate, the big island of Hawaii is just what the doctor ordered. Relaxing environment rolled up into one where trouble vanishes.

Equine Assisted Therapy: When Horses Help You Heal

Equine-assisted therapy is one of the many creative ways that Hawaiian Island Recovery will allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.

What Will Happen if You Use Any of The 3 Types of Methamphetamine

Learn about the effects of using any of the three common types of Methamphetamine: Ice or crystal methamphetamine, speed and glass.

Living with a Methadone Addict: What to Prepare For

If your loved one is among the 52 million people abusing prescription drugs like methadone, you know how hard it is to live with a methadone addict.

11 Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism is a serious problem in the United States today. Alcohol addiction, or Alcohol Use Disorder, affects about 16 million adults nationwide. Find out some of the signs of alcohol addiction you should look for if you worry someone you love might have a problem with their drinking?

10 Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

People who drink heavily develop alcohol dependence, and some end up with an alcohol use disorder diagnosis. It’s much more difficult for them to quit drinking after developing a dependence on alcohol. They will likely experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms when they quit. What exactly are they?

10 Dangerous Alcohol Related Diseases

It’s safe to say nearly everyone understands the dangers that come with heavy drinking, from getting hurt to driving drunk. You might not realize how many health conditions it can cause, though. This list of alcohol related diseases will give you an idea of the serious results of alcohol abuse.

Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Do genetics play a role in whether or not someone becomes an alcoholic? Alcoholism is a complex disorder but find out how much of it actually runs in families.

What is Codependency in Alcoholism?

The meaning of the word codependency has jumbled up over the years. No used to describe nearly anyone in a dysfunctional relationship, it initially described behavior patterns developed after dealing with an alcoholic. Codependency in alcoholism is difficult to overcome but you can learn how.

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Mental Illness

Alcohol and mental illness do not mix well. While many people can relax at the end of the day with a drink over dinner, the majority of people with mental illness can’t. Why does alcohol interact so poorly with mental illness conditions? What happens if someone with a mental illness drinks?

How Do You Treat Opiate Addiction?

With rates of opioid abuse and overdose rising each year, there has never been a greater need for help. The loved ones of people addicted to these drugs struggle in their own way, often as much as the addicts themselves. Do you know someone who needs help to treat opiate addiction?

Dangers of Binge Drinking in the United States

Do you realize the impact of binge drinking in the United States? Alcohol is a large part of society in the United States but most people drink at normal levels. Some lose control of their drinking and get to the point of binge drinking or worse. What are some of the effects of alcohol use?

Cocaine: everything you need to know

Cocaine is a drug notorious for its place in the clubbing and nightlife scenes of major cities throughout the world. What exactly is cocaine, how is it made, where does it come from, and what does it do? Learn more about the impact of cocaine on the body, on society, and more.

What is the Treatment for Alcohol Addiction?

There has never been a better time to get sober. You have many different options available to help you find a way to escape your alcohol addiction for good! What is the Treatment for Alcohol Addiction? Read more!

The Importance of Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment

It’s difficult to have a substance use disorder or a mental illness. Having both at the same time is an entirely different experience. Learn how integrated dual diagnosis treatment takes into consideration the complexity of co-occurring disorders and addresses both sides of the condition.

The Importance of CBT in Addiction Treatment

There isn’t only one way to treat addiction and alcoholism. There are a few staple methods used by clinicians during addiction treatment, though, and cognitive behavioral therapy is one of them. There is an extensive role for CBT in addiction treatment. Find out more about how it’s used.

Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American

Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older in a given year, causing extreme fearfulness and uncertainty. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event, anxiety disorders last at least 6 months and can get worse if they are not treated.

Transfer of Addictive Behaviors

The transfer of addictive behaviors often flies under the radar, but its effects on newly sober people can be devastating.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT is a leading therapeutic approach today. It helps millions of people with a variety of different problems, from everyday struggles to serious mental illness. What exactly is cognitive behavioral therapy and how did it come to be the influential method it is today?

Is Binge Drinking Alcoholism?

Binge Drinking is a disturbingly common practice today. It can lead to alcoholism as well as many unintended consequences. Call our binge drinking specialists at Hawaii Island Recovery at 877-721-3556

Can I Cure Myself of Alcoholism?

Can I cure myself of alcoholism, and why alcoholics need professional help to maintain abstinence and achieve lifetime sobriety.

The Insidious harm of cocaine

No drug takes you down faster or harder than cocaine. There are two forms of cocaine, the powdered form that you snort, and crack that you smoke.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy developed in the late 1980s by California psychologist Francine Shapiro. It is used primarily in the treatment of patients who suffered a single traumatic event, such as rape, or are currently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The Benefits of Yoga and Meditation in Addiction Recovery

Learn how key meditation and yoga benefits help recovering drug and alcohol addicts on their journey to a successful recovery.

An Exhilarating Center for Treatment and Recovery

Alcohol, drugs, gambling—as many as one in eight Americans are addicted to a substance or activity to the point of self-destructive behaviour. Two former clients are talking about an exhilarating center for Treatment and Recovery.

Why Journaling Can Help You in Addiction Recovery

Journaling in addiction recovery offers dozens of benefits, from offering a place to process thoughts to helping bring back long-forgotten memories.

What Are the Scariest Parts of Addiction Recovery?

Managing the early weeks and months of addiction recovery is a challenge. You might have fears about getting clean but the benefits make it worth the fight.

Addiction Treatment for Pregnant Women

Treating pregnant women with substance abuse problems comes with both social stigma and extra difficulties. This doesn’t make them any less deserving of treatment, though. She and her developing fetus need help. What are some of the ways you can find addiction treatment for pregnant women?

How PTSD Effects Impact Daily Life

PTSD effects can be caused by many different traumatic events but the symptoms are all the same. Learn more about post-traumatic stress disorder.

Marijuana’s Effects on Brain Cells

What is marijuana’s effects on brain cells? Does marijuana grow brain cells? Or does it destroy them? Learn more about the impact that cannabis has on your brain.

Top 10 Tips to Increase Motivation in Rehab

Are you having a hard time with addiction treatment? These tips can help you increase motivation during your time in rehab in order to thrive when you’re out.

Learning How to Overcome Codependency

Codependent behaviors are often difficult to realize in the moment. Once you see them, though, you can learn how to overcome codependency. Find out more!

How Serious is the Drug Problem in Hawaii?

Behind the scenes of the sandy beaches and towering palm trees in the Aloha State, there exists an alarming drug problem in Hawaii. What is going on?

Understanding the 5 Types of Alcoholics

Alcoholism can affect anyone, from the CEO of a Fortune 500 company to someone living on the streets. Do you know the 5 different types of alcoholics?

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Anxiety

There is a complex tie between alcohol and anxiety, especially for people who have anxiety disorders. It might seem like it helps but it doesn’t last long.

10 Waterfalls in Hawaii That’ll Take Your Breath Away

The climate and landscapes of Hawaii create the perfect environment for some of the world’s natural wonders. Waterfalls in Hawaii are unlike any others, often bordered by lush emerald hills like a postcard come to life. Find out a few different waterfalls to visit by foot, car, ocean, or air.

The Best Tips to Visit the Big Island | Mental Health Reasons

Travel Industry to Locals, Here is the Top Travel Tips to Keep in Mind When Visiting the Big Island. If you want to improve your mental health, the Big Island is the most therapeutic place to be. From active volcanoes, vast rainforest and more.

Top 10 Tips to Stay Sober During the Christmas Holidays

Learn some tips to create your plan to stay sober during the Christmas holidays. It’s important for people in recovery to develop a plan before the season.

Inspiration through Hope

Finding inspiration through hope is key in helping addicts find sobriety. Hope provides the motivation for those new in recovery to push forward despite the challenges.

Causes and symptoms of Binge Eating Disorders

Causes and symptoms of Binge Eating Disorders (BED). What is Binge Eating Disorder? What are the symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder? Get questions answered about Binge Easting Disorder.

Recoveryism 101 (Part 1)

Racism, dogmatism, and sexism are the judgments that one race, set of beliefs, or sex are superior. Today we define and discuss “recoveryism:”

Kilauea Volcano: Enjoy Mother Nature’s Fireworks Safely

Dark, steamy, a beautiful orange glow just over the horizon. This is Kilauea Volcano which has been erupting non-stop since 1983.

How Long Does Heroin Stay in My System?

Have you ever wondered, “How long does heroin stay in my system?” It’s good to know when looking for a job in early sobriety. Find out how long it takes!

Hawaii Celebrates Its Bounty During National Park Week

It’s hard to believe but the U.S. National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and you’re invited to one of the pearls that make our nation’s landscape so beautiful. The National Park Service protects the beauty of our natural resources.

How Does EMDR Therapy Work?

Clinicians use various types of therapy to help clients, depending on each person’s specific needs. Learn more about how to treat trauma with EMDR therapy.

The Cycle of Addiction

Understanding the cycle of addiction and recognizing it in your own life is often a powerful first step in seeking help and breaking that cycle once and for all.

5 Ways Nature Contributes to Mental and Physical Health

Getting out into nature seems difficult when living with mental illness, but when someone takes care of their physical health, their mental health follows.

A Different View of Medical Marijuana

The use of medical marijuana is growing in popularity in the U.S. with more states approving the use of medical marijuana to treat a variety of ailments including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the effects of chemotherapy on cancer patients, glaucoma, nerve pain, seizure disorders, and other conditions.

The Role of Medical Marijuana in Addiction Treatment and Legal Issues

Learn about the issues connected with medical marijuana and its use for addiction treatment. Get the answer to the question

Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament in Hawaii

Find out more about the forthcoming Hawaii Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament to be held at Keahou, Kona on July 10 to 12, 2015!

Josh Hamilton: Wins and Losses Off and On the Field

It seems that some athletes are born to play the game of baseball, and Josh Hamilton is one of them.

Tiger Woods: Is He a Sex Addict?

You don’t have to be a golf nut to know about Tiger Woods – a child prodigy who was playing golf while he was still in diapers.

Addiction and Depression: Dueling Demons

Depression and addiction are common co-occurring disorders. If you suffer from depression and addiction, seek specialized help immediately. Research shows that substance addiction and depression are a dangerous combination. Can this combination cause a dueling demons?

Everything You Need to Know about Suboxone

There are a lot of questions and opinions surrounding suboxone. Is it a painkiller? Can it be used to treat heroin addiction? Is it dangerous or addictive? What are the side effects? What happens if you become dependent? Here at Hawaii Island Recovery, we are always available to answer your questions and help you process […]

Pokémon Go: Virtual Addiction

Pokémon Go has taken the gaming world by storm on college campuses, elementary schools, family get-away sites. You see them everywhere. Kids and adults intently staring at their smartphones or tablets and pointing toward something that isn’t really there.

President Obama Announces Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week as part of a strategy to limit drug use and abuse.

Everything You Need to Know About Kratom

With growing popularity and access in the US market, Kratom has found itself at the center of debate in a country caught in the throes of an opiate epidemic.

What to Expect from Drug Rehab

Read on to learn more about our residents’ experiences here at Hawaiian Island Recovery—from detox to recreational activities and more.

How to Recognize and Treat Addiction to Prescription Drugs

Read on to learn more about recognizing addiction and finding freedom for you or your loved ones.

Everything You Need to Know About Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a brand name for alprazolam, a sedative used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, and insomnia.

The Effects of Heroin

Heroin is quietly wreaking havoc on your body, and it shows in both the short- and long-term effects and dangers of the drug.

The 4 Most Abused Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse is one of the leading issues when it comes to the addiction epidemic we face today. The problem is that people using the most abused prescription drugs don’t realize the risk they’re taking. Once the person develops an addiction, it’s extremely difficult for the person to acknowledge they have a problem. By […]

Alcohol in Pregnancy: How Drinking Affects the Child

Drinking alcohol in pregnancy is the top cause of developmental disabilities in kids. How else does alcohol affect a child as it develops in the womb?

The Stages of Opiate Withdrawal

The opiate withdrawal process might seem impossible but there is an escape from the claws of addiction. What do the stages of detox from opiates look like?

Crystal Meth

Crystal Meth is really a powerful and extremely addicting substance that can lead to severe psychological and physiological dependence.

Courage

Despite what some may think, making the decision to seek treatment takes courage. This article explores ways newly recovering addicts can use courage to overcome substance abuse.

Steve Howe: Sometimes Rock Bottom Comes Too Soon

Howe’s first attempt at recovery from his cocaine addiction began with a stint at rehab in 1983, which was followed by relapse and a second visit.

Pelle Lindbergh: Life Cut Short

A native of Stockholm, Pelle Lindbergh was a Swedish goalie who, in 1980, played with the Swedish team in the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.

Martina Hingis: One of the All-Time Tennis Greats

Martina Hingis is proof that an allegation of cocaine use – even a very tiny amount of cocaine — can cast a shadow on an extremely successful career.

Dwight Gooden: Substance-Free and Going Strong at 50

Dwight Gooden “Doc” Gooden was a baseball phenomenon with an impressive career that spanned 16 years, and a hefty drug and alcohol habit that lasted even longer. Gooden is also proof that recovery is possible, even after numerous relapses, a stint in prison and at least six go-rounds in rehab.

Theo Fleury: Healing from Abuse and Addiction

Theo Fleury is also well known for a gigantic taste for alcohol and nearly every type of drug imaginable, an addiction that nearly claimed his life.

Jennifer Capriati: Troubled Tennis Prodigy

For tennis great Jennifer Capriati, it seems that nearly every win is overshadowed with personal pain and drama.

Chris Herren: A Rocky Road to Recovery

Herren was a high school basketball star and McDonald’s All American who was slated for the big time and featured in several national publications as the next NBA star. Former NBA basketball player Chris Herren nearly lost everything before finally conquering an addiction that controlled him since his late teens.

Angelina Jolie Turned Her Life Around; So Can You

Jolie says that for her, drug use and other dangerous, risky behaviors were connected to a deep depression that began in her teens. It’s no secret that Angelina Jolie struggled with drug abuse for several years when she was in her early twenties. But, what was the reason?

From DUI to Rehab and Recovery: Michael Phelps

There’s no doubt that Michael Phelps is a gifted athlete, and with a grand total of 22 medals (so far), he is the greatest Olympic medal-winner of all time. However, a couple of run-ins with the law put his career on hold and nearly derailed his chance of participating in the 2016 Olympic games at Rio de Janeiro.

Join the Caregivers First: Carousel of Care, A Caregiver Conference in South Kohala!

Learn what the caregivers first carousel of care a caregiver conference in south Kohala event is all about and how it can help you re-focus on yourself.

Eric Show struggled with a demon that killed him before his 38th birthday.

Everybody who knew Eric Show said he was a guy who marched to the beat of a different drum. He also struggled with a demon that unfortunately killed him.

Is Swapping Drug And Alcohol Addiction For Triathlon and Ultra-Marathon A Good Thing?

Learn whether being addicted to triathlons and ultra-marathons can help you overcome your alcohol addiction and drugs.

The Big Island Hawaii: Upcoming Events in Kona this May 2015

Which upcoming events are going on in The Big Island Hawaii in May 2015? Chocolate Festival, Charity Walk, Village Stroll, Lei Making and others. Find your favorite therapeutic and fun activities out here!

From Addiction to Recovery: John Lucas II

At one time, John Lucas II was an up-and-coming athlete with an addiction that nearly destroyed his career. Today, he has several years of recovery under his belt and spends his time helping young athletes make good choices so they don’t make the same mistakes he made.

Why you should Visit Kauai Today

If you’re looking for a place which looks like a garden, pack your bags and go to Kauai. It is known as the Garden Isle of Hawaii. Learn why Kauai is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in the Big Island.

Porn Addiction: Is There a Way Out?

How would you know if the occasional vice of watching porn films or reading pornographic materials already turns into a full-blow porn addiction?

Chris Washburn: Wasted Opportunities and Life “On the Skids”

It seemed that Chris Washburn had nothing but clear skies ahead when, as one of the nation’s top three high school recruits, he signed on with North Carolina State University in 1984. However, trouble came soon when the young athlete was charged with stealing a radio from a dorm room.

Professional Conference in Oahu

Director of Clinical Services, attended a two day professional conference in Oahu this month on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Hawaii’s Ironman Triathlon

Each year the best of the best runners, swimmers, cyclists and top-tier athletes enter Hawaii’s iconic Ironman Triathlon.

Insurance Non Acceptance

With insurance submission, record is available to other health insurance companies, life insurance companies.

Compulsive Behavior vs. Addiction, an Evolutionary Perspective.

Pleasure seeking is a ubiquitous part of human nature while compulsive behavior that is not rewarding may appropriately be termed an “addiction”.

Managing Shopping Addiction During The Holidays

The holiday season is a common and potentially harmful trigger for people struggling to manage a compulsive shopping addiction.

Returning Veterans, Moral Injury, & Substance Abuse

Americans should keep in mind the enduring debt we owe to our country’s military returning veterans. As we honor the efforts and sacrifices of our soldiers on distant battlefields, Americans should keep in mind the enduring debt we owe to our country’s military veterans.

Stigma

Stigma is a major roadblock for those seeking recovery. This article defines stigma and ways you can reduce or eliminate stigma and get the help you need. Is there a more reviled word? Is there any other noun so fervently avoided?

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment for Drug Addiction?

Addiction treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all. No two people are exactly the same, making it difficult to treat. Facilities that use medication-assisted treatment for drug addiction understand the need for well-rounded, individualized approach. Do you know what medication-assisted treatment is?

THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF RECOVERY

Recovery principles. “…a huge part of getting better does not come from doctors but, comes from peers… I am touched by how much peer workers save lives.”

Top 5 Sobriety Tips as a New Year’s Resolution

A new way of life requires many changes along the way. A New Year’s resolution is the perfect reason to refocus 2018 on getting clean and remaining sober.

June 2015 List of the Must-Join Events in the Big Island

Check out the most exciting events at the Big Island this June 2015 including the Kawaihae Canoe Club Steak Fry and Country Music Fundraiser.

Is DUI a Felony in Hawaii?

Hawaii takes driver safety very seriously and individuals who drive under the influence (DUI) or drive while intoxicated (DWI).

Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy right for me?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) goes deeper than the symptoms of addiction to address the underlying beliefs and emotions.

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Prevent Relapse

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be an effective, evidence- based tool to prevent relapse. Here’s what it is and how it can help.

How CBT Works: From Thought to Behavior

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the most widely-used forms of therapy available today. It’s a versatile form of therapy capable of helping people with all types of problems, from simple goal-oriented problems to mental illness. Find out how CBT works for all different kinds of people.

EMDR Therapy: Treating PTSD to Make Life Better

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is growing in popularity among traditional and non-traditional medical practitioners. Why?

Drug and alcohol addiction affects the entire family

Dr. Tian Dayton of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) offers insight on how and why drug and alcohol addiction affects the family unit as a whole, especially the children of addicts.

Buzzed Driving: Are You Just Under the Limit?

You may be used to driving buzzed. You may have been lucky and not hurt yourself or someone else. However, the more you drive buzzed, the more likely it is that your luck will run out and your buzzed driving is going to hurt someone – maybe you.

7 Secret Treasures on the Big Island of Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands have been a vacation destination for years. This tropical paradise offers a long list of must-see, must-do sights for any adventurous vacationer. So, wax up your board, put on your Hawaiian celebration shirt, and let’s discover the secret treasures you’ll find on The Big Island of Hawaii.

Events in the History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America

History of Addiction. Cocaine is recommended by Sigmund Freud and a number of American physicians in the treatment of alcoholism and morphine addiction.

Gender Differences in Addiction and Recovery

Gender differences are present for all of the facets of drug abuse, which includes initiation, then the escalation of use and the progression to addiction. Gender differences in addiction and recovery can present many obstacles for those seeking help. Fortunately, gender-specific help is available.

Domestic Violence: Heterosexual men who abuse their partners

We focus on heterosexual men who abuse their domestic partners and on women who are abused by men. This population often seeking substance abuse treatment. Domestic partner violence is a serious medical and social issues. Domestic violence leads to a variety of conditions including substance abuse.

Substance Abuse and Dependence

The Primary Differences Between Substance Abuse and Substance Dependence. At the extremes, the differences between abuse and dependence are clear-cut. Substance abuse is a complex condition that gradually takes over an addict’s life. This article helps define substance abuse, dependence, and addiction.

Sex, Food, and Gaming: The Dangers of Behavioral Addictions

Addictions to sex, food, gaming, and other behaviors can still have serious effects on one’s life, health, and relationships.

Addiction and Addictive Personality Syndromes

New research reveals that there are common underlying characteristics of many different manifestations of addiction. True recovery is the continued acceptance of addiction and the continuous monitoring of the addictive personality in whatever form it may take.

Q&A: Nutrition and Rehab at HIR

When new residents enter rehab at Hawaii Island Recovery, they often have questions about what life will look like during their stay and how their habits will change throughout the program. “What will I eat while I’m at HIR?” Read on to learn more about rehab and nutrition

16 Exciting Events to Attend this April at the Big Island Hawaii

We’re thrilled to tell you about the upcoming exciting events at the BIG Island that would surely fill your days with laughter,fun and adventure this April!

How to Help a Drug Addict

People with addictions can be stubborn. They’re desperately trying to justify substance abuse. However, knowing how to help a drug addict can save lives.

Transition into a deeper relaxation by the yoga teacher in Hawaii

The day as usual started off with an hour long yoga session, succeeded by a transition into a deeper relaxation by the yoga teacher in Hawaii. Alyssa brought her harmonium and sang while the sonorous melodies filled the house. At 9;30, everyone was in the van ready to go to an undisclosed location.

Why Join the Run for Hope at Kohala Coast this September 2015?

Join this year’s Run for Hope events at Kohala Coast and the Qiliwili festival at Waikola Village this September 11-13, 2015.

What is ICE and what are the effects of the abuse?

ICE is a type of extremely purified methamphetamine used by addicts to achieve mental and physical euphoria.

Undiagnosed Bipolar 2 Disorder Can Lead to Drug and Alcohol Abuse

When most people talk about bipolar 2 disorder, they are referring to bipolar I disorder, where moods swing back and forth between mania and depression.

President Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

60% of overdose deaths involve an opioid, and more than half a million people died from drug overdoses between 2000 and 2015. President Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency. Read more!

True Story: Forgiveness Challenge by Sybil Paige (Paige De Ponte)

The idea of forgiveness was a completely ludicrous concept to me before I came into recovery. My reality at the time told me that I was a free spirit, I held absolutely no resentments and that I loved everyone. Read the following story which was written by Sybil Paige.

How to Avoid Addiction or Relapse by Treating Anxiety at Home

A variety of factors can contribute to one’s decision to first try a particular substance. For many, the journey starts with a desire to treat anxiety.

10 Things You Should Do Before Starting Drug Rehab

Check out these ten ways you can both take care of business and prepare your heart and mind for the journey ahead. You’ve admitted you have an addiction to drugs, alcohol, or unhealthy behavior. You’ve picked up the phone and called a rehab center. Now, it’s time to prepare for your stay in drug rehab.

The Rise of Substance Abuse in the Older Adult

Substance abuse among adults 60 and older is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country. Yet,it remains underestimated, under-identified.

The Resurgence of Heroin: A Cheaper High?

When you think of Vermont you probably don’t think about heroin abuse. Great winter skiing, leaf peeping in October, rustic farms and Ben and Jerry’s.

The Hawaiian Luau: A Meal Fit for a King

The well-known Hawaiian luau, is one event that’s a must on your island to-do list.

The 5 Questions You Must Ask Yourself After Relapse

If you’ve recently experienced relapse along the journey to recovery, you may be experiencing a lot of fear and guilt.

Taste of Mauna Lani Benefit September 7-27, 2015

Don’t miss the sixth annual Taste of Mauna Lani Benefit on the South Kohala Coast!

Which is Better: Subutex vs. Suboxone

When looking for a medication assisted treatment program, knowing the differences between Subutex vs. Suboxone can help. Learn more about these medications.

Speedballs Claim the Life of Baseball Great Ken Caminiti

By all accounts, California native Ken Caminiti was a determined, generous guy, a skilled third baseman, and major home run hitter.

Sobriety and Recovery

It’s a tradition as old as New Year’s: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. What about sobriety?

Residents are often surprised to find that rehab can actually be fun!

Our residents come searching for freedom, and there’s nothing more freeing than stepping onto one of our beautiful beaches.

Relay for Life: Fight Cancer and Have Fun

Aren’t you tired of cancer? We all are, and it’s time to kick cancer’s butt right here in Kona, and you can be part of the winning team.

Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) Break the Rehab-Relapse Cycle

You want an easy repair, a fool-proof method of keeping clean and sober. Break the Rehab-Relapse Cycle.

Proven Strategies to Lower Fear of Withdrawal

People are afraid of opiate withdrawal, they see the signs of alcohol addiction, hydrocodone is on their shopping list, and detoxing is too “stressful.”

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Living in Fear is No Fun

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, results when individuals experience some type of physical or emotional trauma, and while we all experience traumatic events in our lives, people who suffer from PTSD revisit the cause of their trauma obsessively.

How to Parent Well While Recovering from Addiction

If you’re a parent, one of your most pressing questions may be “How do I parent well while recovering?”. Like recovery, parenting is a journey…

Panic Disorder: Are You Under Attack?

Living with panic disorder is common among military, law enforcement, and others who put their lives on the line to protect us.

Paddle Boarding as a Part of Addiction Treatment Program in Hawaii!

Clients went to Kahaluu Bay for paddle boarding. It was amazing to paddle way out in the bay and get a different perspective of the island.

Opiate and Opioid Addiction: The Facts Behind a National Epidemic

In the United States, opiate and opioid addiction has become a national epidemic.

Methamphetamine or meth: everything you need to know

Methamphetamine is a strong illegal drug that causes a number of stimulating effects. It’s highly addictive with nearly a million active users each month. Plenty of misunderstanding surrounds the drug and its users, though. Learn more about methamphetamine and the impact it has on those who use it.

“May I Have Your Attention, Please?” What You Need to Know about ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a common challenge faced by kids trying to get through school, adults trying to get through another day.

Is there a Difference between Alcoholism Rehab and Drugs Rehab?

The difference in treatment is based on the drug of choice: alcohol for alcoholism, and addictive drugs for drug addiction.

Is Addiction Really Ruining Our Teens?

Read about teenage (teens) drug and alcohol addiction, risk factors, signs and symptoms and prevention and how you can help your teen achieve sobriety.

How You Can Successfully Overcome Bulimia like Nicole Scherzinger

Discover how Nicole Scherzinger, a Hawaiian actress, struggled with bulimia, an eating disorder that took a toll on her health.

How to Support a Loved One During Addiction Recovery

What can you do to be supportive to an addicted family member during recovery? How to support a loved one during addiction recovery? Here are the answers!

How to Deal with Emotional Trauma

What is emotional trauma? How does this disruptive condition start? Why are some people affected by emotional trauma more than others?

How to Cope With Addiction Relapse: Relapse Prevention Therapy

When you finally decide to live a clean and sober life, one of the most frightening challenges facing you is addiction relapse.

Christmas Eve at Addiction Treatment Center in Hawaii

Clients spent the Christmas Eve at one of the most populated/largest white sand beaches on The Big Island. They had a great time swimming in the ocean.

What are the Signs of Heroin Addiction?

Heroin addiction continues claiming the lives of thousands of people across the United States every year. The overdose rates show no sign of stopping soon so what can you do? If you worry that a loved one might show signs of heroin addiction, this might help you understand what to look for.

What Does Heroin Withdrawal Feel Like?

Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs available in the United States today. It’s a highly addictive substance that traps users in its grip and does all it can to not let go. Heroin withdrawal is one of the biggest reasons people avoid getting clean. Find out what heroin withdrawal feels like.

How to Help and Support a Partner with Porn Addiction

Addiction is isolating for everyone who is involved in the addict’s life. But how can you support a partner with porn addiction? Click to learn more.

Hawaii Island Recovery’s EMDR Webinar Recap

Hawaii Island Recovery recently released its full EMDR webinar describing the proven, documented benefits of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

Why do Alaskans choose Hawaii Island Recovery?

Many Alaskans when in need of treatment for alcohol or substance abuse have turned to the Hawaiian Islands for treatment, and with good reason.

Is Addiction Trending?

Is addiction trending? There are many notable and productive celebrities who are/have been stricken with the disease of drug/alcohol dependence.

Cocaine in Pregnancy: The Effects on the Baby

Drinking while pregnant receives plenty of attention but not as many people talk about using cocaine in pregnancy. What effects do coke have on an unborn baby?

What Do Cocaine Side Effects Look Like?

This club drug sometimes comes with some serious consequences. Learn more about the short-term and long-term cocaine side effects and what they look like.

What Happens if You Mix Cocaine and Alcohol?

Cocaine and alcohol are a common mix for thousands of club goers nationwide but most don’t realize how dangerous combining the two can actually be.

The Science of Addiction

Is addiction treatable disease? The Science of Addiction discovered! Drug abuse treatment helps people stop abusing drugs and resume their productive lives.

What are the Long Term Effects of Injecting Meth?

Smoking, snorting, or injecting meth comes with a large number of side effects, both short-term and long-term. Learn more about the effects of meth use.

What Are Some Meth Side Effects?

Meth side effects may be enjoyable for some but can lead to many short-term and long-term consequences. Read to learn more about the side effects of meth.

Top 5 Signs that Someone is Using Crystal Meth

Do you know what to pay attention to when looking for signs that someone is using crystal meth? Find out the top 5 signs that someone might have a problem.

What are the Symptoms of Meth Withdrawal?

Crystal meth withdrawal is one of the biggest reasons people avoid getting clean. Learn more about the symptoms of meth withdrawals and how to get help.

What is the Best Therapy for Meth Addicts?

Methamphetamine is a dangerous, toxic drug that leads to many serious effects on both physical and mental health. Some people can quit on their own but most need the help of some type of addiction treatment. Do you know the different types of therapy for meth addicts that can lead to recovery?

EMDR Therapy: Helping Addicts Heal from Childhood Traumas

Alcoholics and drug addicts don’t just wake up one day and decide to abuse a dangerous substance. Each of these individuals has a life and a story of how they got to a place of drug or alcohol dependency. For many of them, that story begins with a traumatic event in their childhoods. EMDR therapy can help!

Uncovering How Addiction Affects Families

The impact of family addiction and alcoholism runs deep. Whether it is a parent, a brother, or a sister, having an addict in the family affects everyone. Read more how addiction affects families.

12 Step Program Plays Key Role In Recovery at HIR

Our 12 step program will play a key role in helping you form new, healthy relationships that will play a beautiful part in your recovery story. Discovering that others just like you have walked this road and emerged victoriously will help you in your own journey.

Top 10 Markets on the Big Island

Half the excitement of traveling is deciding what to bring back for loved ones. There are so many incredible items available throughout the whole of Hawaii. This list of 10 of the best markets on the Big Island will help you find a spot!

How to Pay for Drug Rehab with Insurance

Figuring out how to pay for drug rehab is one of the most difficult parts of attending treatment. Addiction treatment can be incredibly expensive, especially for long-term stays in intensive facilities. There are options for everyone and insurance can help. Find out more about insurance and rehab!

10 Early Signs of a Drug Addiction

Rates of drug addiction and overdose in the United States continue rising year after year and show no signs of stopping. Are you worried that a family member or friend shows signs of a drug addiction? Find out what you should look for and when you should start looking for help.

What Are Some Symptoms of Anxiety?

It’s difficult living with an anxiety disorder. While most people experience a bit of worry or nervousness from time to time, people with anxiety disorders have a different level of it. Symptoms of anxiety often interfere with their everyday life and make it hard to navigate the day-to-day.

10 Souvenirs from Hawaii to Bring Home With You

Wherever you go on a trip, it’s common to bring back things to remember your time there. You have hundreds of options to return with when you visit the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Do you have a trip coming up soon? Are you deciding which souvenirs from Hawaii to bring back? This list might help!

What Is an Inpatient Facility for Drug Addiction Like?

Addiction is a destructive and isolating disease, often pulling you away from most of your friends and family. The idea of living with a group of strangers at an inpatient facility for drug addiction might seem terrifying. What is it like to reside in an inpatient drug rehab facility?

The Disease Model: Is Addiction Chronic?

Drug addiction, or substance use disorder, is a serious condition that affects people socially, physically, and psychologically. Despite increasing awareness, there are still plenty of people who don’t understand how serious addiction is, nor that it gets worse over time. Read and find out: is addiction chronic?

Activities in Kona: Our Top 10 Favorites

Hawaii is an unmatchable destination in terms of activities, foods, and natural beauty. If you want to visit the west coast of the Big Island, make sure to check out this list of activities in Kona you need to try! There’s an exciting variety of things to do in this beautiful part of the world.

Finding Health Insurances for Drug Rehab in Hawaii

Most people understand the difficulties that come with trying to work with an insurance company. If you’re trying to get someone into a treatment program, though, that’s the last thing you want to deal with. Find out more about choosing health insurances for drug rehab to help you avoid that.

The 30 Best Substance Abuse Group Activities

Coming up with activities for group therapy can be a challenge at times. The activities you assign depend heavily on how comfortable your group is with one another. Try out some of these substance abuse group activities in your treatment facility. You might find a new idea or two!

Recoveryism 101 (Part 2)

Of course! Embracing recovery pluralism is not an embrace of opinions and preferences that completely dominate facts. To be tolerant of the varieties of recovery experience is not to say we must blindly accept all proffered approaches to recovery as equal. Read more about recoveryism!

Hawaii Island Recovery is a CARF Accredited Facility

Hawaii Island Recovery can now accept insurance that requires CARF accreditation.