Recover from alcohol use disorder with holistic, evidence-based care.

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the technical term for alcoholism or alcohol addiction. The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicated that 14.1 million adults aged 18 and older had AUD. The same survey revealed that only 7.9% of adults with AUD were treated for the condition. This means for every 10 people currently diagnosed with AUD, less than one is receiving the professional treatment that could guide them to a healthy, fulfilling and sober life.

Is my drinking problematic?

Several factors make alcohol use disorder more difficult to recognize than other substance abuse issues. Alcohol is legal, accessible and mostly socially acceptable. Drinking to excess is even glorified in the overall United States culture. Additionally, alcohol abuse varies; a person may drink heavily all day or may binge drink and have periods of sobriety in between binges. Long-time drinkers may be adept at hiding many symptoms and after years of abusing alcohol, many symptoms may simply be accepted as part of the individual’s personality and habits. If you or a loved one is unsure about what level of care you might need, please contact us and our team will help. Contact

Behavioral signs of alcohol addiction

The more signs of alcohol addiction a person presents, the more likely it is that alcohol abuse or addiction exists. Though the appearance of these signs does not guarantee alcohol addiction, the following behaviors may be common among those suffering from AUD:
  • Increased quantity or frequency of alcohol consumption
  • Drinking at inappropriate times, such as in the morning, before/during work, or before driving
  • Avoiding contact with loved ones
  • Changes in friendships/relationships
  • Choosing environments or activities where alcohol is present and avoiding places or events where alcohol is not available
  • Legal issues such as an arrest
  • Personal problems such as loss of a job
  • Drastic mood swings
  • Hiding alcohol or hiding drinking/drinking alone
  • Trying to quit or decrease drinking and not being able to
  • Increased lethargy or signs of depression
  • Exhibiting a high tolerance for alcohol

Physical symptoms of alcohol addiction

Those suffering from alcohol addiction may experience physical symptoms including:
  • Alcohol cravings
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not consuming alcohol (nausea, vomiting, shaking)
  • Involuntary shaking (tremors)
  • Lapses in memory while drinking (black outs)
  • Alcoholic ketoacidosis (causes nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain)
  • Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver)
If one or more of the behavioral signs or physical symptoms above applies to you or a loved one, please contact a professional to determine next steps for diagnosing alcohol use disorder. You may reach out to our team at The Ohana any time for a complimentary consultation to learn more about your treatment options.

Alcohol addiction treatment

As alcohol is consumed in large quantities and/or with frequency, a person becomes physically dependent on the substance. Extensive alcohol use actually changes the chemistry of the brain, which is why some heavy drinkers may behave irregularly or dangerously. Even if behavioral changes are not noticed, physical and psychological dependence on alcohol will take its toll. Alcohol use disorder should be treated by professionals trained in the clinical aspects of addiction recovery. Those suffering from alcohol addiction may choose to undergo detoxification followed by inpatient or outpatient treatment to help them combat their disorder. Treatment varies based on numerous factors including severity of the disorder, how frequently a person drinks, length of addiction, lifestyle, finances, and more. Outpatient alcohol treatment is conducted at a location that the patient travels to while still living in his or her home or a sober living while participating in a separate day treatment and outpatient center.

Where We Come In

The Ohana is a luxury alcohol rehab located on the Big Island of Hawaii. We offer various levels of treatment that address all stages of the continuum of care. Our program removes the individual from temptations and triggers for a prolonged period while equipping them with tools that help them successfully reintegrate into their daily lives. Research shows that if someone suffering from AUD returns to their previous way of life too soon after treatment, they are at a higher risk for relapse. Developing coping strategies to deal with adversity requires support, modeling, and feedback. Our 30-120 program is crucial for learning how to transition back into daily life.

Come to Hawaii to recover from alcohol addiction at a luxurious rehab center

At The Ohana Addiction Treatment Center, our program’s goal is to help our patients live sober, constructive lifestyles after treatment. We successfully give our clients the tools they need to attain long-term recovery from alcohol use disorder. Contact us Today!