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Aloha House, Inc.

200 Ike Drive, Makawao, Hawaii, 96768
Surrounded by Maui’s warmth and natural beauty, Aloha House provides individuals with the opportunity to make a fresh start and overcome feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and isolation. Substance abuse treatment at the drug and alcohol rehab is “client-driven,” meaning that the patients are involved in decisions about their care every step of the way. They’re treated with respect and dignity, and are regarded as human being who are in crisis, but still capable of making positive changes in their lives. AHI offers a full continuum of care, including residential treatment and outpatient services, to ensure the best results for each individual.

Facility Highlights

  • Medically Monitored Detox
  • Sober Support
  • Discharge Planning

Specialization

  • Client & Family Support Groups

    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
  • Individual Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Tony Arcuria MA
    Tony Arcuria MAProgram Director of Residential Addiction Services
    Tony Arcuria has served in this capacity since July of 2013. Tony grew up in California and earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from University of San Francisco in 2005. He also has advanced training in Hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing as well as on the job training as an Interventionist. Tony has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field and has honed his skills working in residential, outpatient, school based, home based, and military settings for males and females of all ages. In addition to working as a Counselor, Clinical Coordinator, Sober Living Home Manager and Interventionist, Tony founded and is the Executive Director of a business that provides sober living home certification in California.
  • Heather Wittenberg, Psy.D.
    Heather Wittenberg, Psy.D.Clinical Director of Aloha House’s Mental Health & Social Services Program
    Dr. Wittenberg has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1996, and grew up in Hawaii. She has specialty clinical interests in maternal-infant health, early childhood development, intensive, in-home, family-focused services, and rural issues in psychology. Dr. Wittenberg manages and supervises clinicians in Aloha House's counseling programs. She supervises post-master’s and post-doctoral interns and fellows as part of Aloha House’s initiative to train needed, high-quality clinicians for the families of Maui County. She also consults with local agencies and clinicians working with the “0-3” Early Intervention population.

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ABOUT ALOHA HOUSE, INC.

Located on the Hawaiian island of Maui, Aloha House, Inc. is one of Hawaii’s 138 private, non-profit facilities. The facility provides a range of services for adults and youth seeking treatment for substance abuse, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. Since its inception in 1977, Aloha House has expanded its services from offering outpatient and residential treatment to include “comprehensive, family-centered behavioral health interventions for the prevention and treatment of individual and family dysfunction.” Medically-monitored detox, sober living, and aftercare planning are also offered.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Before beginning treatment, all clients are thoroughly assessed to create an individualized treatment plan. This can often include family involvement, in order to fully understand the impact that drugs and alcohol have had on the client’s life. If needed, medically-monitored detox is available, which includes 24/7 nursing supervision. Aloha House is one of only six non-hospital facilities in Hawaii that offers detox services.

Unique to Aloha House, clients are considered key members of their own treatment team; in fact, clients are required to sign off on their own treatment plans. These initial plans are then adjusted on an ongoing basis as progress is made toward individual goals - for instance, from residential to outpatient treatment.

According to the facility’s website, Aloha House has two components: a Substance Abuse Services Division and a Mental Health and Social Services/Child & Adolescent Mental Health Programs Division. Only 38.5 percent of Hawaii’s facilities offer mental health screenings to identify mental health disorders. The Substance Abuse Services Division includes detox, residential treatment, sober living programs, and outpatient care. The program works with the criminal justice system to provide an alternative to prison.

Residential programs provide a structured environment for care that includes group and individual treatment, family therapy, recovery education, case management, discharge planning, and help to develop sober living and support within the community. There are also sober living and outpatient services with a track specifically for men and day treatment for those seeking treatment for co-occurring disorders.

The Mental Health and Social Services Division is designed to assist adults in the recovery process with accessing healthcare, housing, jobs, and food through residential, outpatient, and community-based services. The center’s staff is also available to children and adolescents with a range of issues such as bullying, anxiety and fears, acting out, family problems, and attention problems. Medication management is also available.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Aloha House’s treatment team consists of an array of highly experienced staff including licensed social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, certified substance abuse counselors, nurses, and marriage and family therapists. Aloha House is one of the 105 CARF-accredited facilities in Hawaii.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the three individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave Aloha House, Inc. four- and perfect five-star ratings for the facility's overall cleanliness and upkeep.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing, two alumni provided mostly positive feedback about their experience at Aloha House. Both alumni gave five out of five star ratings for the facility’s cleanliness and its affordability. One alum offered four stars for the level of staff support, while the other alum gave four stars for the facility's counseling options. "Good place, nice place in out doors..good treatment and very helpful," one alum wrote.

On Google, Aloha House, Inc. earned an average of 4.4 out of five stars from eight reviews to date.[1] Reviewers provided positive feedback about the “very beautiful grounds,” “friendly staff,” and its treatment effectiveness.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Rehabs.com has received one response from a loved one to date about their experience about Aloha House. While the anonymous loved one indicated that there was caring, effective treatment, they felt that the services offered by Aloha House were costly. He gave four out of five stars to most metrics evaluated, including exercise and leisure, holistic treatment options, connectivity, family participation, and treatment of co-occurring disorders.

FINANCING

Aloha House accepts most insurance plans. The facility’s website lists a number of options for those without insurance or unable to pay for services on their own.

CONCLUSION

To support local causes and facility operations, Aloha House partners with other facilities to host events. It routinely hosts events to raise funds including fun community events.

[1] GoogleReviews

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