Drug Rehabs in Honolulu, HI

Honolulu is the capital city of Hawaii and the largest city on the island of Oahu and in the state. With a population of about 330,000 people, Honolulu is a major center of tourism and culture in the Pacific region, as well as one of the safest cities in the world. Nevertheless, the effects of drug trafficking and substance abuse have not spared Honolulu, although there is always hope for recovery from addiction.

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    The Opioid Epidemic and Heroin in Honolulu

    From 2006 to 2014, the rate of drug overdose deaths in Hawaii increased by 83%, far exceeding the 37% increase in fatal overdoses which occurred over the course of the same years at the national level. The number of fatal overdoses in Honolulu and throughout Hawaii has continued to increase since 2014, and opioids and heroin cause most overdoses in Honolulu. An opioid overdose claimed the lives of 77 Hawaiians in 2016, and in 2017, the number of deaths in Hawaii from overdoses surpassed the number of deaths from car crashes. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are the two most commonly abused opioids in Honolulu, although fentanyl, an opioid even more dangerous than heroin, is also fueling addiction and claiming lives throughout Hawaii. In fact, drug traffickers sometimes lace fentanyl into heroin, a combination which poses a very high risk of overdose. Law enforcement has discovered fentanyl in Honolulu and on almost every island in Hawaii.

    Heroin abuse is a serious problem for Honolulu. Addiction to opioids, either prescribed or illicitly manufactured, has caused many Hawaiians to try heroin. In Hawaii, heroin abuse is becoming more prevalent among young adults as well as among older members of the middle class. Consequently, a market has developed in Honolulu for heroin trafficking. In 2017, authorities confiscated 18 pounds of heroin in California which were being sent to Honolulu.

    Methamphetamine Abuse in Honolulu

    Although the opioid epidemic is growing more severe in Hawaii, methamphetamine remains the most widely-abused illegal drug in Honolulu. Methamphetamine first entered the territory of the United States through Hawaii from Asia, but today most methamphetamine in Honolulu comes from Mexico. After alcohol, adolescents in Hawaii abuse methamphetamine more often than any other substance. Hawaii is a state with one of the highest percentages of prisoners who have been convicted on charges related to methamphetamine, which is illegal to use, possess, manufacture, and distribute. Methamphetamine also contributes to violent crime.

    It’s everywhere, and it’s prevalent in physical domestic violence; it’s prevalent in theft cases, assault cases, crimes of violence, and it’s pretty much the common denominator for violent crimes across the state.

    - Gary Yabuta, Executive Director of the Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, referring to the methamphetamine crisis

    Binge Drinking in Honolulu

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20% of adults in Hawaii are binge drinkers. The average binge drinker in Hawaii has 107 drinks every year. In Honolulu, about 19% of adults are binge drinkers. Binge drinking is dangerous for a person’s physical health and mental well-being and may result in alcohol dependency and addiction. Binge drinking also contributes to traffic accidents, some of which cause death. In 2017, 44 people lost their lives in Honolulu as a result of a car crash. Alcohol was involved in the majority of the accidents.

    Finding Help in Honolulu

    Overcoming addiction to drugs or alcohol can seem impossible, but anyone can recover from substance abuse with determination and the right support. If you or someone you know in Honolulu is struggling with drugs and alcohol, contact a dedicated treatment provider today to learn more about recovery centers where anyone can detox, get therapy, and set themselves on the path to a better life.

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      Government Programs

      Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

      Hawai'i Area 17 General Service1253 S. Beretania Street #2107
      Honolulu, HI 96814-1822
      Oahu AreaP.O. Box 89636
      Honolulu, HI 96830

      College Programs

      Substance Abuse Counselor Requirements in Hawaii

      Hawaii Pacific University

      The agency could be a member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. As such, it’s reciprocity with boards in an exceedingly majority of U.S. states additionally as some foreign nations; alternative U.S. entities just like the military even have IC & RC boards. Hawaii substance abuse counselors are certified by the Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD). So as to be certified by Hawaii ADAD, knowledgeable should either live or add Hawaii a minimum of 51% of the time or be stationed in Hawaii/ the Pacific region.

      1 Aloha Tower Drive Honolulu
      HI 96813

      Wellness Center

      Honolulu Community College

      The Wellness Center Office gives confidential personal/crisis counseling and community recommendation services to listed students. To provide a huge variety of psychological wellbeing and welfare services that support the tutorial, social- emotional growth and well-being of scholars and educate the campus community within the context of psychological wellbeing & welfare and fighting avoidance. Services are free and confidential. Counseling services are strength primarily based and resolution targeted to assist students manages personal life problems and navigate their faculty expertise. The office additionally provides stretch and academic services to the campus community within the context of psychological wellbeing and fighting avoidance initiatives. Services include: classroom shows, enrichment groups/activities, on-line psychological wellbeing screenings and College SOS programming.

      874 Dillingham Blvd. Honolulu
      HI 96817

      Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC)

      University of Hawaii at Manoa

      The students are faced with a big decision when it comes to choosing their major. This is the time they are going through many changes themselves like in the process of becoming independent and also trying to relate with other people around them. In general, every student will try their best to be successful, live a meaningful life and be prepared to face the challenges live throws at them. The students are often get distressed with so much going on in their life and also a major decision of choosing their major looming on them.

      2500 Campus Rd
      Honolulu, HI 96822

      Health and Wellness

      Chaminade University of Honolulu

      To stay our students healthy, Chaminade University supports State of Hawai`i health necessities and offers student insurance plans. It also offers counseling and health services to students who are seeking health insurance and/or counseling services. Our counseling services help students with personal problems as well as, however not restricted to, depression, psychotherapy and shallowness. Appropriate health care could be a very important part for each student’s physical development and well-being.

      3140 Waialae Avenue Honolulu
      Hawai`i 96816

      Mental Health and Wellness

      kapiolani community college

      To support the academic and life goals of our students they are been provided a range of services and wellness activities by counselors. The campus community has Mental Health and Wellness Office as an extremely important resource in dealing with mental health conditions.

      4303 Diamond Head Road
      Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

      Counseling Services

      Leeward Community College

      At Leeward CC, we believe that every student is important to us; we want to ensure your success in academics as well as in life. Counselors are available throughout the year to help students explore options for educational programs, majors, transfer procedures, class selection, and other information about the college. To help you reach your goals or just help with challenges our experienced counselors and advisors are always available. An essential element of the Leeward CC student support system is Academic advising services.

      96-045 Ala Ike
      Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

      Counseling Services

      University of Hawaii-West Oahu

      For all enrolled students, UH West O’ahu offers free and confidential mental health services. Individual and group therapy, couples counseling, and psychological assessment are some of the services offered at UH West O’ahu. These services are provided by a qualified mental health professional.

      HI 96707

      BYU-Hawaii Counseling Services

      Brigham Young University-Hawaii

      Resolving personal and emotional problems that impede graduation is assisted at the Counseling Services. By providing culturally sensitive and professional counseling centered on Gospel Principles and Evidenced-Based Treatments we try to help and solve these issues. Time-limited therapy/counseling to individuals, couples and families who are full-time students and/or dependents (individual BYU-H ID required), of full-time students at BYU-H are generally provided by counseling services. These services also may include counseling, psycho-education and therapy groups, mental health assessment and/or referral to other resources.

      Box 1837 55-220 Kulani Street Laie
      Hawaii 96762-1924

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