Alcoholism Counseling Kaneohe HI

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

Hina Mauka/Teen Care
Kalaheo High School
730 Iliaina Street,
Kailua, HI96734
(808) 254-7923
www.hinamauka.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Specializing in Adolescents

Hina Mauka has a 40- year history of successfully helping people with addictions. We use modern proven techniques, also known as evidence-based practices, to help each individual achieve their goals of overcoming their dependence on alcohol and other drugs.

Hina Mauka offers treatment for adults through several levels of care including Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, Outpatient Treatment and Aftercare. We also provide innovative treatment programs for homeless people and incarcerated women.
Alcoholic Rehab Services of Hawaii Inc
Hina Mauka/IHS
350 Sumner Street,
Honolulu, HI96817
(808) 447-2913
www.hinamauka.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(808) 447-2914

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Hina Mauka has a 40- year history of successfully helping people with addictions. We use modern proven techniques, also known as evidence-based practices, to help each individual achieve their goals of overcoming their dependence on alcohol and other drugs.

Hina Mauka offers treatment for adults through several levels of care including Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, Outpatient Treatment and Aftercare. We also provide innovative treatment programs for homeless people and incarcerated women. More about programs

Hina Mauka provides school-based adolescent outpatient treatment at 20 high schools and middle schools on Oahu and Kauai.
YMCA of Honolulu
Moanalua Middle School
1289 Mahiole Street,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians

The Kalihi YMCA is located in the heart of West Honolulu serving all neighbors in the community that culminates all of different ethnicities. The Kalihi YMCA specializes in afterschool programs for children and many teens of all different ages, such as its Youth Legislature program. With the opening of a new facility in 2006, the Kalihi YMCA houses various community outreach programs such as the Club 21 Dance Leadership Program, The Stewart Green Teen Center, The Computer Learning Lab, and Late Night basketball. The Kalihi YMCA serves many students around the elementary, middle, and high schools in the Kalihi area and providing outreach support around the community.
YMCA Outreach Services
School Based/Aiea High School
98-1276 Ulune Street,
Aiea, HI96701
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Adolescents

The Kalihi YMCA is located in the heart of West Honolulu serving all neighbors in the community that culminates all of different ethnicities. The Kalihi YMCA specializes in afterschool programs for children and many teens of all different ages, such as its Youth Legislature program. With the opening of a new facility in 2006, the Kalihi YMCA houses various community outreach programs such as the Club 21 Dance Leadership Program, The Stewart Green Teen Center, The Computer Learning Lab, and Late Night basketball. The Kalihi YMCA serves many students around the elementary, middle, and high schools in the Kalihi area and providing outreach support around the community.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Substance Abuse Treatment Program 116
459 Patterson Road,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 433-0660
www.hawaii.va.gov/

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. This benefits system traces its roots back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians. The Pilgrims passed a law which stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony.

The Continental Congress of 1776 encouraged enlistments during the Revolutionary War by providing pensions for soldiers who were disabled. Direct medical and hospital care given to veterans in the early days of the Republic was provided by the individual States and communities. In 1811, the first domiciliary and medical facility for veterans was authorized by the Federal Government. In the 19th century, the Nation's veterans assistance program was expanded to include benefits and pensions not only for veterans, but also their widows and dependents.
YMCA Outreach Services
School Based/Farrington High School
1564 North King Street,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Adolescents

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.
YMCA of Honolulu
Kawananakoa Middle School
49 Funchal Street,
Honolulu, HI96813
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Adolescents

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.
YMCA Outreach Services
1335 Kalihi Street,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.
YMCA of Honolulu
Dole Middle School
1803 Kam Iv Road,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Adolescents

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.
YMCA of Honolulu
Kalakaua Middle School
821 Kalihi Street,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Adolescents

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.

Alcoholism: You Cannot Get Rid of It

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You Cannot Get Rid of It

Tamber Hepner

Friday, September 14, 2007 First of all, alcoholism is a disease and you CANNOT you cannot "get rid" of it. It is a physical addiction brought on by a physiological allergy. Once the physiological triggers are set in place, the alcoholics body will always to some extent crave alcohol. Biologically, it actually takes two years for the body to begin expelling alcohol at the cellular level, and another eight to ten years for the body to be completely rid of any traces of alcohol in the system. Don't be fooled, just because it is undetected in a blood sample after a day or so doesn't mean it's still not there.

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

What makes this disease difficult to understand, and often misinterpreted, is that alcoholism is a disease which effects the brain and body simultaneously - unlike cancer, which effects particular parts of the body and can then lead to brain malfunction, or schizophrenia, which begins in the brain and can take on somatic (bodily) characteristics. It may be comparable to behavioral diseases such as anorexia, kleptomania, or self-mutilation. One might ask "Why doesn't that person just eat?" or "Why can't that person just not steal things?" but it's far more complicated than that. For alcoholism, it is a physical addiction paired with a mental obsession for alcohol. Even after the physical addiction subsides, the alcoholic must always keep tabs on the mental obsession. Alcoholism is often thought to be a disease cured by willpower, simply because the catalyst for the disease must be consumed, but this is simply not true.

Alcoholism is NOT a disease cured by right thinking, nor is the act of drinking by an alcoholic done so solely to relieve tensions or worries. Imagine an alcoholic who is aware that his life is in shambles because of his drinking, who has sworn off drinking forever, who knows exactly the shape of his health and the jeopardy drinking has brought his health into, and still cannot stop. It is miserable, painful, and uncontrollable by the alcoholic - and very very common. There is no fleeting moments of pleasure any longer for someone who has full blown alcoholism. It is more of a necessity, a dependency. The brain is often so inundated with negative behavior patterns, chemical dependency, and delusion that life is no longer lived within reality, but an altered idea of reality centered around the next drink.

What we need to understand about this disease is that even though it's not curable, it IS treatable. Treatment must consist of a daily regimen, carried out in a lifelong fashion, to continue to abstain fro...

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