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Not only do we provide access to licensed and caring professionals, but we also offer an opportunity to get out and have life-changing encounters in beautiful Hawaii. You didn't think we'd let you come all this way to hide in a counselor's office, did you?
11. 29. 2016 Read more
Hawaiian Island Recovery (HIR) boasts a 70% success rate and was recognized as one of the top ten alcohol treatment centers in the United States by QuitAlcohol and RehabsFinder in 2016. Now, many other organizations are looking to the small recovery center for clues to stopping the cycle of addiction relapse and replicating these results.
11. 08. 2016 Read more
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. That’s one big part of the club drug problem. You don’t know what you’re actually taking.
07. 24. 2016 Read more
In a scholarly study, entitled The Genetics of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse by M.A. Enoch, 861 pairs of identical twins and 651 fraternal (non-identical) twins were studied and it was discovered that there is, indeed, a relationship between your family history (genetics) and a strong predisposition to alcohol addiction.
06. 22. 2016 Read more
If you’re asking the question “when should I get help” you already know the answer. If you’re asking “when” the answer is now. Bad Habit or Addiction?It’s not always easy to tell the difference between a bad habit and an addiction. Both are voluntary behaviors. Both provide some satisfaction or pleasure. Both are part of our routines. And, both are activities that we don’t want to stop.
04. 07. 2016 Read more
It may be hard to believe but here we are in 2016. The New Year’s Eve celebrations were joyous, and perhaps some New Year resolutions were made.
01. 05. 2016 Read more
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.  
10. 20. 2015 Read more
Eric Show wasn’t your typical baseball player. In fact, everybody who knew him said he was a guy who marched to the beat of a different drum. Some called him “eccentric” and said he didn’t fit in with fellow baseball players, often bringing his guitar along on road trips.
10. 06. 2015 Read more
Kelly Preston is known for her buxom figure and sultry voice, but many of her fans don’t realize that Preston, formerly Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, is a native Hawaiian, born and raised in Honolulu. Although Preston spent most of her growing up years in Hawaii, she also lived in Iraq for a short time when she was very young and spent part of her teen years in Australia.
09. 29. 2015 Read more
Don’t you know that Bruno Mars, the hot and sensational singer-songwriter from Hawaii who conquered the world with his music, “Uptown Funk”, and “Lazy Song” suffered from drug abuse but successfully overcame it? Learn the secrets to his successful recovery and the program that can help you deal with addiction issues.
08. 19. 2015 Read more
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.
08. 11. 2015 Read more
If you’re new to the sports world, you weren’t around to hear about Len Bias’ tragic death on June 19,1986, and you may not be familiar with the athlete who many say is the greatest player who never played at the professional level. Nearly thirty years later, fans are still haunted by the event.
07. 21. 2015 Read more
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.
06. 03. 2015 Read more
It is no secret that substance and alcohol abuse are at epidemic proportions. At a certain point, the abuser is aware that they have a real problem and could use some help. Those who procrastinate in getting help usually sink deeper into the abuser’s spiral of heavier abuse. Many of these people are reluctant to ask for help because they are embarrassed, and mistakenly think that if they ask for help that they are showing weakness.
05. 18. 2015 Read more
Learn whether being addicted to triathlons and ultra-marathons can help you overcome your addiction to alcohol and drugs. Find out what former addicts say about replacing addiction with “healthy addiction” like athletics and see if you can apply this to yourself.
05. 07. 2015 Read more

When new residents enter rehab at Hawaiian Island Recovery (HIR), they often have questions about what life will look like during their stay and how their habits will change throughout the program. One common question we hear residents ask is, "What will I eat while I'm at HIR?"

You may not know this, but what you eat during your recovery can have a huge impact on your success.

11. 24. 2016 Read more

When the US economy tanked a few years ago, a consequence that was not talked about was the alarming number of previously successful men and women who not only suffered severe financial losses, but who turned to drugs, alcohol and pain meds to alleviate their fears, anxiety and frustration. 


08. 11. 2016 Read more

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

07. 13. 2016 Read more

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. Live and let live, I sang out, as I’d down a triple shot of tequila and snort up an 8-inch line of cocaine.

06. 10. 2016 Read more

Wild Dolphin Assisted Psychotherapy, or WDAP, is an experiential form of substance abuse therapy that uses wild but gentle dolphins that live in the beautiful azure waters off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.


02. 02. 2016 Read more

In today’s high-octane business environment you need to be quick and nimble to be successful. Unfortunately, you or someone you know, has an addiction.

11. 24. 2015 Read more

Suboxone is a medication approved by the FDA to treat addiction to opiates such as heroin or morphine, or prescription pain meds like hydrocodone or oxycodone. It is used sublingually (by dissolving under the tongue).

10. 06. 2015 Read more

https://www.hawaiianrecovery.com/about-us.htmlIt 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. 


10. 01. 2015 Read more

Addiction is a chronic disease that picks up speed as time goes by. It isn’t an indication of weakness or lack of willpower and it rarely gets better on its own. With treatment, however, many addicted people are able to recover and lead happy, productive, substance-free lives. Sometimes, getting better involves stumbles and relapses along the way, and sadly, rock bottom comes too soon for some people. 


08. 25. 2015 Read more

It seems that some athletes are born to play the game of baseball, and Josh Hamilton is one of them. During his growing up years in North Carolina, Hamilton was a Little League champ and a star outfielder for his high school team. He was a local legend – a gifted player with a powerful pitch, and a first choice draft pick before he graduated high school.

08. 18. 2015 Read more

Discover how Hawaii Island Recovery treats drug addiction and alcoholism. Learn about therapies for alcoholics and drug addicts and how these therapies can help you achieve and maintain your sobriety.

07. 29. 2015 Read more

A Major League outfielder who played with the Mets, Yankees, Dodgers and Giants, Daryl Strawberry was an unforgettable figure during the 1980s and early 1990s. Admired by many for his athletic skills, Strawberry was idealized on baseball cards, action figures and posters at the same time he was derided for his contentious personality and disruptive, unsportsmanlike behavior. It seemed like Strawberry had it all, but his battles with cocaine and heroin nearly destroyed him. 

07. 16. 2015 Read more

It’s no secret that Angelina Jolie struggled with drug abuse for several years when she was in her early twenties, and information about her struggles aren’t difficult to find on the Internet and social media. Jolie, who just turned 40 ...

06. 01. 2015 Read more

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.

05. 15. 2015 Read more
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