Each person’s history with drug or alcohol addiction is unique, with personal experiences, stresses, traumas, mental health needs, and more all affecting their relationship with addictive substances. Finding effective professional treatment to overcome the disease is paramount. However, not all people will be able to effectively address personal needs in recovery using a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. At Hawaii Island Recovery’s alcohol and drug rehab programs in Hawaii, individualized care is championed to ensure that each person can make the most of each day in detox and residential treatment, all while addressing their unique challenges and needs for a sustainable sober lifestyle. 

Abstinence vs. Sobriety

Addictive substances like alcohol, methamphetamines, opioids, heroin, and many more are highly destructive to a person’s physical well-being, mental health, emotional health, and personal life. Committing to a life of abstinence from these substances is an important decision. However, there is an important distinction between abstinence and sobriety. While abstinence describes a complete avoidance of addictive substances, pursuing transformative sobriety also includes a commitment to identifying and addressing the underlying factors involved in the development of addiction in the first place for an entirely new lifestyle. 

Hawaii Island Recovery is committed to this holistic and transformative sobriety, addressing mental health disorders, trauma, PTSD, and personal experiences unique to each person’s journey. We work with each person to develop an individualized treatment plan to address these factors alongside proven strategies for navigating substance use disorder (SUD).

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Embracing Individualized Care

Hawaii Island Recovery employs an evidence-based approach to each treatment plan. Some recovery plans follow a program model, with those pursuing sobriety following a pre-determined path to sobriety. Yet, the smaller and more intimate communities at Hawaii Island Recovery allow professionals, peers, and individuals to work more closely together to explore personal needs and adjust individual approaches to treatment that best reflect each person’s journey, goals, and challenges.

Taking a more generalized approach to treatment can also leave gaps in a person’s coping strategies, especially if aspects like past traumas or mental health disorders are not personally addressed. This can leave an individual at an increased risk of slips or relapse. Thus, addressing these challenges in tandem is crucial for developing the best skills and strategies. Hawaii Island Recovery is committed to being this last stop for holistic treatment to address all of these challenges for transformative and sustainable sobriety.

Treatment at Hawaii Island Recovery also seeks to smash the stigma surrounding addiction and recovery, moving away from misconceptions like addiction is for the somehow morally compromised or is for “bad people” looking to become good. Instead, addiction is a complicated disease, and there is nobody immune to its effects. Professionals like Damien Young approach each treatment plan with the understanding that many people turn to drugs or alcohol in an attempt to address other challenges, with SUD often being a symptom or an attempt at self-medication for other, larger needs. 

Taking Agency of Your Individualized Care

Another significant benefit of embracing Hawaii Island Recovery’s approach to individualized care is that, for many, the effects of addiction can feel overwhelming. Many may feel out of control of their daily lives, pulled by urges, cravings, stress, etc. It can also be challenging to envision what a sober day may look like, with plans and schedules all being dictated by substance use. Working with professionals to find the right combination of personalized coping strategies, medication if needed, and new ways of addressing past experiences or mental health disorders can be a massive change. However, this shift through individualized care can also empower each person to take control of their future. 

Exploring personal agency in sobriety at Hawaii Island Recovery is paramount to empowering each person to become more motivated for change. Personalizing each person’s treatment program empowers them to make choices for their success in recovery. From staying motivated for change to feeling in control of a person’s sober progress, individualized care can add choice and agency back into daily life.

Exploring the Options in Individualized Care

The point of individualized care is that it is never wholly uniform. While some of the overall goals of those at Hawaii Island Recovery are similar, being able to pursue a life of sobriety that is also personally fulfilling, each person may still resonate differently with various therapeutic approaches. Celebrating when each person finds a new strategy that works for them is important. A plethora of therapeutic options, all backed by professional support, medication, and a community of peers, are all available, making Hawaii Island Recovery a place that melds the clinical and medical sides of recovery for a holistic approach to overcoming addiction. 

Some of these options include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • 12-Step and non-12-Step options
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
  • Neurofeedback
  • Nature-based therapies
  • Oceanic healing
  • Mindfulness strategies like yoga, meditation, and more
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Cultural Hawaiian programming

Individualized care is even more crucial when it comes to co-occurring disorders or a mental health disorder combined with any form of addiction. Anxiety disorders and alcohol use disorder (AUD), depression and opioid use, PTSD and heroin, or any other co-occurring disorders are uniquely difficult to overcome and demand a truly personalized approach. Not only must an individual explore mental health needs and the effects of addiction, but also the cyclic relationship that these challenges often have. 

Finding the best approach to each person’s unique situation can be difficult. However, knowing the options available in individualized care at Hawaii Island Recovery can empower individuals to confidently approach their treatment program ready to do the hard work in recovery.

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Trauma-Informed Treatment

Trauma is a major factor in the development of addiction. For many, traumatic experiences can introduce a plethora of daily challenges. Childhood traumas can affect a person’s ability to trust or embed self-belittling or self-destructive beliefs that can be difficult to overcome. 

Others may experience pervasive flashbacks to traumatic events or experience debilitating levels of anxiety, doubt, guilt, and even panic. Individualized care at Hawaii Island Recovery can empower each person to explore the traumas or causes of PTSD in a person’s past and process them in a safe and supportive environment. Addressing these challenges is paramount to truly transformative change and can impact a person’s use of drugs or alcohol by processing the traumas that initially informed their use. 

While turning to drugs or alcohol is a common self-medication attempt to “numb” the effects of trauma or to forget about these events, this kind of substance use can quickly develop into an addiction. It also often comes at the expense of developing other, healthier coping strategies. Hawaii Island Recovery embraces effective trauma-informed treatment in individualized care through various proven strategies like eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), neurofeedback, and trauma-informed professionals ready to approach addiction recovery while being cognizant of the effects of trauma.

Family Healing

Addiction affects entire families, with many spouses, children, parents, and more all being impacted by the disease. Embracing family healing opportunities at Hawaii Island Recovery can be crucial to sustainable sobriety. Not only can these programs help families heal from past experiences and addiction’s impact on familial relationships, but they can also be instrumental in educating spouses and family members about addiction as a disease to address blame, resentment, and more.

Hawaii Island Recovery’s Damien Young specializes as a marriage therapist who can help address addiction, codependency, and other potential challenges at the homefront for a holistic approach to a sober household and effective individualized family healing. 

Using Individualized Care to Address Personal Stresses and Triggers

Addiction affects each person differently, and each individual may have unique stresses and triggers that make maintaining their hard-earned sobriety complicated. Taking an individualized approach to every treatment plan empowers each person to focus on the challenges that affect them the most, including exploring personal triggers in daily life. Working with professionals to explore a person’s relationship with drugs or alcohol can reveal specific situations, stresses, people, and more that may be unknowingly tied to the use of drugs or alcohol. 

Identifying individual triggers and stresses can empower each person to practice routines and self-care strategies to address these challenges best. For example, those who experience intense amounts of stress in a professional environment may be able to focus on setting effective boundaries and navigating social situations. In contrast, others may benefit most from starting new self-care routines to combat the effects of boredom in daily life or build new relationships and sober social circles. 

Addressing a Comprehensive Set of Needs

The journey to sustainable sobriety involves much more than learning to quell urges and cravings to reengage with drugs or alcohol. Rather, it is crucial to address entire lifestyles and employ strategies to address a person’s needs. This means developing effective grounding strategies and tending to personal relationships, self-care, and mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. 

Getting Involved in a Culture of Change

Individualized care does not mean that a person will not continue participating in group activities or therapies. Instead, each person will be encouraged to explore these options while focusing on their benefits. Hawaii Island Recovery blends individualized care with a community of support and change inside and outside the walls of the treatment facility. 

Getting involved is more than just attending group sessions; it involves actively participating and engaging with peers during this time. Sharing stories, perspectives, and ideas is all a part of being involved in change. It also means trying to actively ingratiate oneself in the culture of the treatment facility while also being an integral part of its creation. 

For others, getting involved in change takes place through the various cultural and natural excursions at Hawaii Island Recovery, learning more about the healing potential of the Hawaiian islands and the supportive communities therein. While it is normal to feel uncomfortable in new situations and experiences, approaching communities and practices with an open mind and giving new experiences a chance can help each person best individualize their recovery journey.

Individualizing Spiritual Healing

Spiritual healing is a cornerstone of Hawaii Island Recovery’s approach to sustainable change, all highlighted by Hawaii Island Recovery’s spirit of “Aloha.” Working with professionals and peers in treatment can help each person explore their spiritual healing potential throughout their treatment. However, this doesn’t mean that each person will necessarily pursue the same spiritual journey. 

Spirituality and religion are distinctly different, and engaging in individualized care at Hawaii Island Recovery means exploring what spirituality means to each individual, from the beliefs held to new worldviews and ideas. Hawaii Island Recovery blends the natural advantages of Hawaii through natural and oceanic approaches to therapy to encourage each person to develop their own spiritual beliefs and practices and carry these newfound beliefs to sober life outside of the treatment facility. 

Tending to Social Needs

Addressing social needs is an important part of recovery and sobriety. Hawaii Island Recovery is focused on creating a community of change that tends to each individual’s social needs. Practicing sober social skills alongside peers and professionals in a safe environment is crucial to helping each person find the communication strategies and techniques that best express daily needs, goals, and agency. 

Not only may a person’s previous social life have been dictated by cultures and people who may not understand the need for sobriety or may have introduced addictive substances in the first place, but addiction is a disease that can also make each person feel incredibly isolated in their challenges. Some may feel misunderstood by family and friends or as if they have to hide these challenges for fear of being judged due to destructive and pervasive stigmas. Individualized care can empower each person to practice new sober social skills to challenge feelings of isolation and create a supportive and understanding community for themselves in sobriety.

Hawaii Island Recovery as Your Last Stop to Make

Individualized care is paramount to committing to a transformative recovery and sober future. The comprehensive and individualized care approach to each treatment plan at Hawaii Island Recovery helps each person focus on goals beyond sobriety to what each person can accomplish in life. Individualizing each experience across all needs in recovery is paramount to ensure a holistic approach to this genuine healing. Hawaii Island Recovery is committed to being the last stop on the path to sustainable sobriety. It seeks to instill the skills to navigate all forms of healing and change, from daily self-care strategies and life skills to overcoming still prevalent urges, cravings, and more. 

Many of the staff at Hawaii Island Recovery have lived through the challenges of addiction themselves, making them not just intimately sympathetic to the challenges therein but also bastions of change and possibility in treatment. From finding new skills and strategies to tending to individual needs, addressing personal goals, and creating a community to fall back on, Hawaii Island Recovery’s holistic and individualized care is just one call away.

Peers are also assessed for their commitment to a sober future and dedication to change, ensuring that new relationships can be birthed from like-minded peers just as committed to their sobriety, change, and healing while holding each other accountable for both mistakes and accomplishments in sobriety. There is never one journey to sobriety that works best for everyone, and each person should be empowered to explore their journey with addictive substances. Each journey is unique and should be celebrated for the challenges overcome and the dedication it took. Addiction is a very personal disease, and recovery should take an equally personalized approach to healing.

Exploring new options in trauma-informed care, overcoming mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and more, and setting new goals for a sober future are all part of the change. Hawaii Island Recovery’s approach to individualized care and the plethora of available options are instrumental to creating a sober life inside and outside our walls. 

Individualized care is paramount to making the most of your recovery efforts and time in detox, residential, and outpatient treatment. Being able to field the most effective and personalized strategies to address your goals, navigate personal stresses, and more is necessary for maintaining sobriety in daily life. At Hawaii Island Recovery’s alcohol and drug treatment in Hawaii, we understand the very personal and intimate nature of addiction and the unique ways the disease can impact each person’s life, from their mental and physical health to daily routines, relationships, and more. Your time with us is personalized to address your needs, all while exploring what personal, spiritual, and emotional healing means to you. For more information, call us at (866) 390-5070.