The Ohaha Luxury Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the technical term for alcoholism or alcohol addiction. It is a complex disorder that is far more common than most people would think. 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.

At The Ohana, we are committed to reversing this trend. Through holistic and evidence-based modalities in a stunning Hawaiian luxury setting, we guide our clients to face the roots of their addiction and begin healing toward a life of wellness.

Signs of Alcohol Addiction

How do I know if I need help?

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 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. Longtime 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. Though the appearance of these symptoms does not guarantee alcohol addiction, the following behaviors may be common among those suffering from AUD. The more symptoms a person presents, the more likely it is that alcohol abuse or addiction exists:


  • 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 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
  • Cirrhosis

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
  • Cirrhosis

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.

Inpatient alcohol treatment refers to when a person lives at the facility where they are being treated. Outpatient alcohol treatment is conducted at a location that the patient travels to while still living in his or her home or a halfway house. Inpatient, or residential treatment, is more immersive and is linked to higher rates of effectiveness.


Where we come in

At The Ohana, we meet patients after they have either completed their inpatient residential program at another facility, or after they have successfully detoxed from alcohol at a detox center or on their own (please note, detoxing from alcohol on your own poses great risk which is potentially fatal). We utilize a program which is an integration of an intensive outpatient program with a recovery residence. Our unique structure allows our clients to receive intensive care in a safe environment while continuing to work or go to school part time. In this way, we are able to extend treatment beyond residential, and beyond just an IOP, to give our clients the best chance at long-term recovery.


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 to learn how to transition back into daily life, by strengthening all the therapies and ideas that inpatient or partial hospitalization treatment has shown them.
At The Ohana Addiction Treatment Center, our intensive outpatient program’s goal is to help our patients live a sober, constructive lifestyle after treatment. We successfully give our clients the tools they need to attain long-term recovery.


Come to Hawaii to Recover

Call us today to speak to one of our compassionate and experienced team members about how you can attain long-term recovery and regain your zest for life at our picturesque facility. We are here to help and are honored to be part of your recovery journey.