Hawaii Island Recovery is the Big Island’s premiere residential drug and alcohol treatment center. The facility offers a comprehensive continuum of care in a comfortable, tranquil, and serene setting. Evidenced-based treatment modalities are combined with holistic and experiential therapies (such as the program’s unique Dolphin-Assisted Psychotherapy) to give clients a well-rounded recovery experience. Individualized treatment plans, a low-client-to-staff-ratio, and compassionate care pave the way for a full and lasting recovery from addiction, co-occurring disorders, and chronic pain.
ABOUT HAWAII ISLAND RECOVERY
Located on the northern tip of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, the residential rehab Hawaii Island Recovery provides treatment for adult men and women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression in a tranquil environment. Medically-supervised detox services are available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Hawaii Island Recovery uses multiple evidence-based, holistic, and experiential treatments to treat a variety of conditions. The facility is exclusive, limiting its patient capacity to eight clients at a time. Each client participates in an individualized program designed to mix treatment options for optimal results. Because of this, the length of stay varies on a person-to-person basis, however, programs run 30, 60, or 90 days depending on the chosen treatment options.
Individual counseling, group therapy, and 12-step meetings form the backbone of treatment plans, and residents are encouraged to get sponsors and participate in service work. Diverse therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),, and hypnosis are used, along with experiential treatments.
Holistic therapies such as Reiki, massage, equine therapy, acupuncture, and yoga are also offered. The program is unique in that it offers wild dolphin therapy in the open ocean.
The staff includes board-certified physicians, psychotherapists, master’s level registered addiction specialists, licensed addiction counselors, licensed naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, among others.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residents live together in a large house with an outdoor pool and a porch with ocean views. Meals are prepared by a private chef in the fully-equipped kitchen. Recreational activities such as hikes, snorkeling trips, and excursions to the Volcanoes National Park are organized, and clients are given membership to a gym, along with ongoing personal training sessions. The ten individuals surveyed on the facility’s cleanliness rated it 4.6 out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni reviews from 25 individuals for Hawaii Island Recovery are overwhelmingly positive. The nine reviewers surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave above average ratings of 4.44 out of five stars for exercise/leisure options and the staff level of training and experience. One anonymous former client wrote: “The therapy I received was exceptional. The staff went out of their way to work with me.”
Several alumni specifically commended the dolphin therapy as a once in a lifetime therapeutic experience. “The dolphin experience was compelling and enlightening. An experience that has forever changed me,” Roxanna wrote. Alumni also commented on how the program was life-saving and rewarding. “I’m so grateful for what I found at Hawaii Island Recovery. I have my life back,” James wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Only one loved one has reviewed this facility on Best-rehabs.com to date. Their review was overwhelmingly positive, with five-star ratings in exercise and leisure, counseling options, and staff experience, however, the reviewer did give just two out of five stars for affordability. “IT Has already racked up a grateful network of alumni families that speaks to its quality,” the anonymous loved one wrote.
According to its website, the facility accepts most insurance providers. The ten reviewers surveyed on the program’s affordability rated it an average of 3.8 out of five stars.