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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
Speed is a part of the amphetamine class of abused substances. On the street it goes by many names: methamphetamine, meth, speed, crystal, chalk, ice and other names depending on the type of speed and its form, i.e. crystalline, powder, etc.
08. 01. 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
If your loved one is among the 52 million people abusing prescription drugs like methadone, you know how hard it is to live with a methadone addict. It’s a roller coaster ride without the fun. In fact, living with a methadone addict requires survival tactics to protect yourself and your family from another’s addiction.
05. 24. 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
For decades, methadone was the go-to substitute to lessen the impact of opiate dependence. People addicted to heroin and other opiates soon found they were addicted to the cure.
10. 22. 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
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

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

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

By all accounts, California native Ken Caminiti was a determined, generous guy, a skilled third baseman, and major home run hitter. During his 15 years as a pro baseball player, Caminiti played with the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves. He was a National League MVP in 1996 and participated in All-Star games in 1994 1996 and 1997. 

10. 29. 2015 Read more

If your loved one is one of the 52 million people abusing prescription drugs like methadone, you better check out how it is to live with a methadone addict. Learn how to prepare for a roller coaster life ahead with a methadone user and how to survive the ordeals of addiction.

06. 17. 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
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