What You Want in a Rehab Facility (and Why You Want It)

Hawaii Island Recovery (HIR) is a small, private facility located in the Kailua-Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii. HIR is an eight-bed facility so it’s small enough to ensure you receive the assessment and training you need to move past addiction to a clean and sober life.

The staff at HIR are well-recognized authorities within the fields of cognitive therapies and substance abuse remediation. So, the first thing to look for is the staff’s expertise.

Where were they trained? Are they licensed and accredited? If so, by what accreditation agency? When coping with an addiction you want effective treatment provided by knowledgeable, certified therapists and practitioners – people trained to treat your particular addiction.

Many substance abusers abuse more than one drug at a time.

A substance abuser might double down and smoke pot and drink alcohol to totally numb the brain and block out the beauty of the real world.

Because of this, Hawaii Island Recovery employs treatments that have long been accepted, coupled with the latest in recovery treatments in its idyllic location in this tropical paradise.

HIR treats addictions to substances and behaviors that are detrimental to the quality of life – behaviors you’re forced to hide from your family, friends, co-workers, and others. These addictions include:

  • alcohol
  • prescription medications
  • opiates
  • benzodiazepines
  • amphetamines
  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • hallucinogens like LSD
  • club drugs and illegally fabricated drugs
  • gambling
  • sexual disorders
  • eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia
  • pornography addiction
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • PTSD
  • bi-polar disorders
  • obsessive compulsion disorder (OCD)

HIR: The Right Therapy for Your Addiction

Before you begin a stay at HIR you’ll undergo an extensive intake process to help our team of addiction specialists develop the right course of treatment for your addiction and your personality.

Some of our patients see great improvement using a combination of techniques. For example, your challenge might require cognitive behavioral therapy coupled with desensitization therapy to make life more comfortable and enjoyable.

However, HIR stays with you long after your island stay with us. It’s not beneficial to enter rehab, only to come out and try to score on your way back to the hotel.

HIR provides relapse prevention therapy (RPT) to keep your will and motivation strong. We’re always just a call away for our residents and friends. HIR will be here for you when you need us to be here for you.

HIR Therapies

The therapeutic program our staff develops for you is likely to differ from therapies employed with other residents. We know that a cookie-cutter alcohol or substance abuse recovery program may not fit the needs of each individual, and what works for the HIR resident may not be as effective with another HIR resident.

Employing traditional and holistic therapies, we develop short-term- and long-term strategies to break the rehab-relapse cycle, and long term strategies to prevent a relapse down the line.

These evidence-based therapies have been tested in clinical settings and have shown remarkable results in treating addiction. Some effective therapies employed by HIR’s team include:

  • EMDR: eye movement desensitization reprocessing
  • CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy
  • group and private therapies
  • nutrition and diet
  • animal-assisted therapy including equine therapeutic riding and dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • experiential therapies
  • holistic treatments
  • coping strategies

You want the best treatment for your addiction. You want knowledgeable professionals to show you how to cope with stress, depression, anxiety, and long-buried secret scars you continue to “self-medicate” with alcohol or other mind-altering substances.

Let’s get you back on the road to recovery so you can enjoy all that life has to offer.