Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Kaneohe HI

It is widely understood that about 1 in 10 people have the disease of alcoholism. That 10% of the population includes all races, creeds, ages, sexes, religions, and all other factors. Alcoholism does not discriminate any of these; it simple exists when the individual has the threefold illness.

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.

The Truth about Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous

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The Truth about Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous

Cindy Weir

Friday, September 14, 2007 I have read many articles on the subject of alcoholism and AA. Most are full of misinformation, misunderstanding and untruth. This is my attempt, as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, to help you understand this cunning, baffling and powerful disease and how AA helps us live sober, one day at a time.

The disease of alcoholism, (yes, it's a disease), is a threefold illness- physical, mental and spiritual. There is no cure for alcoholism. What we have is recovery and discovery. It is not a program of self-improvement of self-help. It is a program of self-discovery.

It is widely understood that about 1 in 10 people have the disease of alcoholism. That 10% of the population includes all races, creeds, ages, sexes, religions, and all other factors. Alcoholism does not discriminate any of these; it simple exists when the individual has the threefold illness.

The first aspect of the disease is physical. An alcoholic processes alcohol differently than the "normal" drinker. Of course the term normal includes all ranges of drinkers. But only the alcoholic develops what is known as the phenomenon of craving. In essence, an alcoholic is allergic to alcohol. This allergy manifests itself in this craving making it impossible for us to stop drinking. It is the FIRST drink that gets us drunk, not the last. When one drink is ingested it sets off this phenomenon of craving and makes us want more and more and more. We do not stop until we pass out, black out, go to jail, experience many consequences, and/or die.

The mental obsession is the second aspect of the disease of alcoholism. This obsession crowds out all other thoughts, including the reminders of all the pain, heartache, injury or other consequence that we have experienced. The disease of alcoholism centers in the mind. Therefore, the mind of the alcoholic cannot differentiate between the true and the false. We have just as much a thinking problem as we do a drinking problem.

If these two aspects sound grim, that is because they are what leads us to the desperation, futility and hopelessness that we feel while we are in the throes of the disease. We are either drinking, or we are thinking about drinking. Either way, we have no positive results.

This leads us to the third aspect of alcoholism- the spiritual. An alcoholic must experience an entire psychic change to overcome the physical and mental parts of our disease. There is a "black hole" that we feel and all we know to do is fill it with alcohol. Yet alcohol is only a symptom, our temporary solution to help us not have to feel. We self-medicate, and once we put any form of alcohol, including some in pill form, we set off this allergy/phenomenon of craving and we are gone. And, when we are not drinking, all we can do is obsess over the next drink- when and how we're going to get it. It is a vicious, never-ending cycle which leaves t...

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