Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety Treatment In Hawaii


Anxiety disorders occur when worry and feelings of anxiousness become excessive and impede on daily life. Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorders and impact about 30% of adults at some point in their lives. there is not one treatment that can magically cure this disorder, there are ways to help individuals cope, and eventually heal from their anxiety.



Many people experience symptoms of stress in their life. Think back to a major exam or maybe a work presentation that you were nervous for, a healthy level of stress may have helped you prepare and perform better.

Anxiety, on the other hand, occurs when levels of stress become excessive, and often out of proportion with the cause. For example, some people experience extreme anxiety of flying in an airplane, even though the chances of something going wrong are much lower than getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Their anxiety may keep them from traveling or performing other tasks that are seemingly mundane.

There are a variety anxiety disorders. The six main types are:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety disorder


Different types of anxiety disorders involve a variety of symptoms. Some people may experience more physical symptoms that then lead to excessive worry, while for others its the other way around (excessive worry leads to physical symptoms). Below are just a few symptoms that could indicate an anxiety disorder.


There is not one cure-all treatment that helps eliminate anxiety forever. Luckily at The Ohana we offer a variety of treatments that in combination, can help our clients finally experience relief from anxiety.

At The Ohana, we utilize a combination of methods such as evidence-based treatments, medication, holistic practices, and adventure therapy to help clients combat anxiety.

One treatment method that has been shown to be particularly effective for the treatment of anxiety is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This evidence-based-treatment modality helps clients break-up thinking patterns and create new lines of thinking in anxiety-inducing situations.

Additionally, our meditation and mindfulness practices help clients stay present. Often times anxiety occurs when individuals are caught up thinking about the future instead of living in the moment.

By combining a variety of treatment methods, we give our clients a set of tools they can always tap into even after they complete treatment.


Continuing Care for Anxiety at The Ohana

Symptoms of anxiety can intensify during the withdrawal process, and even last for weeks or months after detox. For this reason, getting treatment for anxiety is essential for long-term recovery.

As part of its dual diagnosis program, the Ohana is a respected provider of generalized anxiety disorder treatment in Hawaii. Our staff deeply understands the benefits of outdoor therapy and other holistic therapies and integrates these services into every stage of our care continuum.

When To Seek Treatment for Anxiety

For patients diagnosed with comorbid substance use disorder and anxiety disorder, it is important to receive care for both at the same time. Additionally, prolonged use of substances can trigger neural changes and result in substance-induced anxiety, which can be equally debilitating.


People suffering from substance-induced anxiety may have symptoms such as automatic pessimistic thoughts, insomnia, somatic issues, and concentration problems. On the other side, people with anxiety disorders may turn to drugs or alcohol to manage their symptoms. Anyone who has self-medicated anxiety symptoms for an extended period of time would benefit from anxiety treatment in Hawaii.

Why Choose The Ohana For Anxiety Treatment in Hawaii?

Few addiction treatment centers also provide anxiety rehab in Hawaii. The Ohana specializes in dual diagnosis treatment and is equipped to support clients with complex needs. Our expert staff understand the intersection between mental health, addiction, and emotional well-being. 

To support our clients in all areas of wellness, our approach includes a plethora of evidence-based modalities, such as cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, body-mind therapies, and pharmaceutical treatments.

Best of all, our anxiety treatment in Hawaii is located in the picturesque Kailua Kona seaside community, which offers ample opportunities for restorative, nature-based wellness activities. 

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Cost & Insurance Coverage for Anxiety Treatment

Most insurance providers cover treatments for both substance use disorders and mental health issues such as anxiety disorder. However, there are some stipulations that can affect your coverage for anxiety treatment in Hawaii. For example, some policy types exclude costs for pre-existing mental health conditions. Other insurers may place limitations on therapy sessions or medication costs. However, most public and private insurance firms do cover the cost of dual diagnosis inpatient and outpatient treatment.

You can verify your insurance plan on our website, or contact your provider and get more information about your coverage benefits. The Ohana also offers financing options such as payment plans to help clients manage out-of-pocket costs.


FAQs About Anxiety Treatment

The Ohana offers treatment for anxiety in Hawaii as part of its dual diagnosis rehab program. We accept clients who have developed anxiety as a result of their substance use or have used drugs and alcohol to self-medicate their anxiety symptoms.


Individuals with moderate to severe anxiety without a co-occurring substance use disorder can also enter a partial hospitalization or outpatient rehab program. If symptoms prevent the person from living a healthy, functioning life, a residential program may be beneficial.

Anxiety is highly treatable. Behavioral health approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. Medications such as anti-depressants and sedatives can relieve symptoms in 50% of use cases.


However, as some medications are only suitable for short-term use, our anxiety treatment always includes holistic treatments, such as stress management techniques, meditation, and mindfulness practices.

Yes. Anxiety is one of the most common co-occurring mental health disorders in people suffering from addiction. The Ohana’s evidence-based dual diagnosis program uses evidence-based treatment approaches to successfully support individuals with both conditions.


Studies on talk therapy effectiveness have shown that most people experience a notable decline in anxiety symptoms within 24 therapy sessions. SSRIs and other antidepressants have a cumulative effect that is most noticeable after two to six weeks. Stress reduction therapies such as meditation or deep breathing can reduce symptoms within 10 minutes. It can take time to learn how to do both practices effectively.


Sedatives such as benzodiazepine can relieve acute anxiety symptoms within an hour. However, the effects are temporary. Further, sedatives are not recommended for long-term use. A treatment plan may include two or more of these methods, depending on the client’s needs and symptom severity.