Hawaii Island Recovery is a licensed, 8 bed, special treatment facility on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii Island Recovery combines the most effective treatment modalities to support recovery and long-term sobriety. These include medically supervised detox, evidence-based psychotherapies (EMDR and CBT), and holistic and experiential therapies. Progressive treatment in a serene environment that is conducive to healing the wounds of addiction, trauma, depression, and chronic pain is their goal.

Hawaii Island Recovery offers a very intimate setting, housing only 8 beds within the facility.  Because of the small size, this facility allows for highly individualized treatment.  With a low client-to-staff ratio, the facility offers individualized care provided by a professional staff in a supervised environment.  Integral to Hawaii Island Recovery’s treatment program are therapies and recreational activities that interface clients with the natural wonders of the Big Island.  From the unique Dolphin-Assisted Psychotherapy program that takes place in Hawaii’s warm coastal waters, to the experiential nature-based therapy, which may take place in a rainforest, a lava tube or a remote beach, Hawaii Island Recovery encourages interaction with the natural environment to foster feelings of serenity and connection, and inspire clients to embrace life.

The success rate at Hawaii Island Recovery for clients who remain sober for more than one year, is over 78%.  To be successful in recovery and prevent relapse, it is imperative to identify and address the hidden depths of pain that manifest into addictions.  Jean-Paul Sartre said, “Freedom is what we do with what’s been done to us.”  In addition to genetic predisposition, addictions become part of a defensive pattern to numb painful emotions related to past traumas, both large and small, which are unresolved and triggered in the present.Treatment for drug addictions:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription medication
  • Opiates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Amphetamines
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Hallucinogens
  • and all street drugs
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Residential treatment

Hawaii Island Recovery offers residential treatment programming for a minimum of 30 days and up to 90 + days, depending on medical necessity.

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Help with behavioral addictions:

  • Gambling
  • Sex
  • Pornography
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • and more

Treatment for psychological disorders:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • and dual diagnosis

To successfully treat addiction, Hawaii Island Recovery employs a multidisciplinary, integrated treatment approach that ensures our clients receive the most effective evidence-based interventions combined with holistic and experiential therapies to support full recovery.   As a client-centered program, each client receives customized care to support a unique path to sobriety. Program details include:

Primary Care – 30, 60 and 90 Days

  • Pre-medical approval/assessment
  • Addictionologist consultation as needed
  • Bio-social-psych admission evaluation
  • Medication management and buprenorphine
  • Individual therapy 2 sessions per week or as needed
  • Group process/therapy 6 hours per week
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Discharge planning
  • Holistic and adjunctive therapies – (reiki, massage, acupuncture)
  • Animal-assisted therapy (dolphins and equine)
  • Personal training and fitness consultation 4 visits per month
  • Experiential & recreational learning activities
  • 12-Step support groups
  • Gym membership
  • Family education & support
  • Weekly clinical staffing
  • Random drug/alcohol monitoring

Relapse prevention and recovery coaching

  • Addictionologist consultation
  • Individual therapy 1-2 sessions per week
  • Group therapy 4-6 hours per week
  • Case management
  • Family support
  • Random drug/alcohol monitoring
  • Life skills education
  • Relapse preventing and recovery coaching
  • 12-Step meetings and fellowship
  • Gym membership
  • Individualized support services
  • Medication management

Hawaii Island Recovery has a treatment team comprised of licensed professionals who practice the most effective evidence-based therapies to treat addiction, mental health disorders, and chronic pain.  The therapists and physicians provide personalized care and cutting edge interventions to ensure clients have the tools and insight to maintain sobriety.