Hawaii has significant marijuana use among youth and adults, which is higher within younger age groups. Youth in this state also has significant rates of using prescription drugs without a prescription. Within the adult age range, those from 18 to 25 are seen as the highest risk in the state because they tend to have higher use levels than adults older than them.

Many people also use alcohol in excess. In Hawaii, 239,000 people between the ages of 12 and up binged on alcohol within the past month, according to the 2015 and 2016 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs).

People struggling with marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs or any other addictive substance in this state can enter a Hawaii drug rehab treatment program for this problem. Rehab can help people quit using a substance and learn to live differently without relying on the substance. Hawaii treatment centers provide this support or Hawaii residents can go out of state if desired.

Treatment Centers in Hawaii

Many of the people who enter a Hawaii drug rehab go to an inpatient program. From the most recent TEDS data, which is 2014, the number of people who participated in an inpatient treatment program in Hawaii was 1,215 out of the total admissions of 6,341. This care is classified as 30 days or longer.

While the different islands of Hawaii offer many inpatient treatment facilities, here are a few of the top Hawaii inpatient programs available:

Salvation Army Addiction Treatment Services in Honolulu

At this facility, you can take part in residential treatment for up to 120 days. This facility serves women, men and those who are hearing impaired or need court-ordered treatment. The Salvation Army also has a women’s program in Honolulu.

Malama Family Recovery Center in Kahului 

This center provides addiction treatment services to women and allows for their children to stay on site. It provides inpatient treatment in increments of 60, 90 and 120 days.

Hoomau Ke Ola Residential and Outpatient Program in Waianae

This facility offers residential inpatient treatment for 60 to 120 days. Its services include holistic and alternative treatment methods, as well as aftercare treatment.

The Bobby Benson Center in Kahuku

Teens and people with a dual diagnosis can receive targeted substance use disorder treatment at this facility. It provides inpatient residential treatment that lasts up to 120 days.

Who Goes to Hawaii Drug Rehab?

If you’re using marijuana or another substance in Hawaii, you might wonder whether or not you have a problem with it. Do you need treatment? The way to tell if you have a substance use disorder – the technical term for substance abuse and addiction – is if you meet a specific number of criteria that show the substance is negatively affecting your life. Rather than say you have substance abuse or addiction, professionals would diagnose you with a severity level of substance use disorder.

When is abuse or addiction (a substance use disorder) bad enough to warrant treatment? This is when you can’t stop using alcohol and/or drugs. Or maybe you don’t have the desire to quit. Beyond this lack of motivation or ability to stop, you continue the substance use despite problems – such as health or financial problems – that the substance is causing or exacerbating in your life.

If you think you may have a substance use disorder, it’s then easy to wonder whether you’re alone in your struggles. Yet Hawaii has people all around you that are struggling with a substance use disorder and many who enter a treatment program for the problem. There are also treatment facilities and programs available throughout the different islands.

Hawaii Drug Rehab Admission Rates

Hawaii’s total number of admissions to treatment for substance abuse in 2016 – the most recent year with complete data – was 6,221 among people 12 and older. This number is broken down by the type of substance in the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).

In this state, 669 people were admitted for alcohol, while 745 went to treatment for alcohol along with a second substance. There were 232 admissions for heroin and 243 for other types of opiates. Marijuana was the substance that 1,576 people entered treatment for in Hawaii. As for cocaine, 71 people went to treatment for smoking cocaine while 48 went for using the substance another way.

Other admissions in Hawaii included 2,393 for amphetamines and 11 for other types of stimulants, 19 for tranquilizers, 6 for hallucinogens, 2 for sedatives and 2 for inhalants. The rest of the admissions, 204, were for unknown substances or other substances.

Since so many people do not receive treatment for a substance use disorder, the admissions numbers do not fully reflect the amount of use in the state.

Hawaii Inpatient Treatment Programs

When you’re ready to get support to help you quit marijuana, prescription drugs, alcohol or another substance in Hawaii, you’ll need to decide on the type of treatment and the provider. You’ll find various types, including 12-step programs, outpatient and hospitalization programs, and support groups. One of the options that can be very beneficial for treating a substance use disorder is a Hawaii inpatient treatment program that lasts longer than 30 days.

These residential programs are generally intensive, which means that they address the various aspects of addiction and how it affects your life. They often include different types of counseling, nutritional and fitness programs, medication and other components. Many facilities also offer detox programs that can help you safely get the substance out of your system before continuing with rehabilitation. Also, residential programs tend to be long-lasting, providing treatment night and day for up 30 to 120 days or even longer.

Since inpatient treatment is so comprehensive and ongoing, it can be effective. According to Dr. David Sack of Psych Central, research shows that longer intensive programs increase the odds of continuing to remain sober over time. Also, he notes that ongoing treatment tends to especially help certain populations that include those with a dual diagnosis or chronic relapse. In addition to providing ongoing treatment that helps you really address underlying problems and create lasting change in your life, inpatient programs are valuable because they remove you from your normal life, available substances and any triggers you would normally face.

Many inpatient programs within a residential facility last up to 120 days. Yet treatment can last longer than that if you enter a long-term program known as a therapeutic community or if you take a step-down model of treatment. With this model, you step down over time from more intensive treatment to less intensive types such as outpatient care, sober living environments or other methods.

Whether you are looking for inpatient residential treatment or another type in Hawaii, we can provide the guidance to target the right facility and program for your needs and preferences. Contact us now.



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