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Alakai Na Keiki

Alakai Na Keiki

  • Honolulu, HI
  • Outpatient

Alaka'i Na Keiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, focuses on providing educational, emotional, and psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. Founded in 1996 by licensed psychologists Dr. Linda Hufano and Dr. Richard Kravetz, the organization offers outpatient, in-school, in-home, and community-based services to address disruptive behavior disorders.

The mission of Alaka'i Na Keiki is to deliver state-of-the-art educational, emotional, and psychological services that benefit children, adolescents, and adults. The organization places a strong emphasis on training and the professional development of service providers in Hawaii.

  • Specializes in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) for children and adolescents.
  • Provides intensive in-school, in-home, and community-based services for youth with disruptive behavior disorders.
  • Offers training and supervision for professional and paraprofessional service providers.
  • Founded and run by Hawaii-licensed psychologists with extensive experience.

Treatments are tailored for issues such as disruptive behavior disorders and trauma, benefiting children, adolescents, and adults.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 11 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated


A drug rehab center that uses Dual Diagnosis is more likely to be successful in rehabilitating a person. Dual diagnosis helps to identify and treat any co-occurring disorders. It is essential to screen for both addiction and any untreated mental health issues. A dual diagnosis gives rehab the means to treat addiction while restoring mental and emotional health.

About 70% of patients with drug addiction have at least one other psychiatric diagnosis. Fortunately, dual diagnosis treatment is a proven model that has been highly effective.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Outpatient programs offer a lower intensity level of addiction treatment than inpatient facilities. They are ideal for those who have graduated from inpatient facilities, have a supportive home environment, and are motivated to commit to the program. Services offered include medication-assisted treatment, individual and group therapy, and peer group support.

This treatment is a popular option for those suffering from a lower intensity addiction. It is not advisable for someone who needs to go through a medically supervised detox or does not have a supportive home environment. It requires motivation and dedication to commit to the program without constant monitoring.

Therapies & Programs

During individual therapy at Alakai Na Keiki in , the person in recovery meets with a therapist one on one to go over their situation and learn from past mistakes. The counselor or therapist will use this time to address the causes of addiction, triggers, and any mental issue or dual diagnosis. They will also address aftercare plans, giving them the best chances of long-term sobriety.

This therapeutic process is very intense and challenging to go through. Some clients may find it easier to open up with someone apart from their family or loved ones who understand their struggles and experience with addiction.

The process of going through couple’s therapy at Alakai Na Keiki in allows for both partners to be on the same page regarding addiction recovery. Whether one or both members of the couple struggled with addiction, they can improve their odds of sobriety by undergoing this treatment together. This therapeutic environment teaches how to communicate effectively and avoid relapse triggers while building healthy lifestyles that may help maintain sobriety following graduation from rehab programs.

Family therapy is designed to help addicts get clean and sober by using what they love the most; their family. Most drug treatment centers make it mandatory that the addict’s family attend therapy sessions, which is great because having everyone there to support them makes it much easier for them to get clean. Not only are they surrounded by people who want them to get better, but everyone is there because they want the best for them, not because they feel like they have to be.

Drug addicts are often surrounded by resentful or uneducated family members who would, at times, rather see them stay addicted because it makes their own lives easier. Sometimes they don’t understand what the addiction is or how they play a part in it. They know that during and after the addict’s sobriety journey, they will face challenges and changes that they aren’t sure how to handle. This can be very tough for an addict to go through on their own, which is why it’s so important that they have the support of their family. Just because someone is an addict does not mean that they don’t deserve the love and support of those around them.

Addicts in Honolulu, HI can find support in group therapy at Alakai Na Keiki by finding peers who understand their situation and being held accountable. They also learn to develop faith, understanding, and insight into their addiction through shared conversations.

Group Therapy is employed by drug treatment centers to provide the recovering addict with a platform to talk about their feelings and experiences. It also provides for an opportunity to learn from other addicts who have successfully overcome their addiction. It is recommended that all group members be recovering addicts for this type of therapy to work.

Trauma therapy allows people who struggled with a past trauma to face the situation and learn from it. Many people go through traumatic events at an early age that later leads them into addiction as adults. By addressing this issue during treatment at Alakai Na Keiki in [/type], you can move forward with your recovery process and take back control of your sober future, too!

Traumas are one of the most common causes of psychological disorders such as Addiction Disorder. It’s often found among those diagnosed with Addictive Disorders because traumatized individuals have strong emotions or thoughts related to their traumas, leading to addictive behaviors.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on eliminating specific negative thoughts, such as suicidal thoughts. These negative thoughts can potentially lead to an individual inflicting self-harm. It helps treat patients exhibiting uncontrollable emotions, intense mood swings, and borderline personality disorders.

The term “Dialectic” means the integration of opposites. In substance abuse, DBT refers to accepting the patient’s addiction and working to change their thoughts and behavior. It improves life skills such as controlling intense emotions without reacting impulsively, resolving interpersonal conflicts effectively, and promoting awareness about self and others.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps addicts comprehend the causes of their substance abuse and the consequences that follow. The treatment’s goal is to help addicts gain self-control and maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol over the long term. Through CBT, clients learn to recognize and avoid high-risk situations and cope with challenging situations when they arise.

Payment Options

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  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Alakai Na Keiki Location and Directions
    1100 Alakea street
    Honolulu, HI 96813

    Phone Number
    (808) 523-7771

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    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
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  • Helpful reference information for Alakai Na Keiki, a drug treatment center in Hawaii located at: 1100 Alakea street, Honolulu, HI, 96813, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed October 25, 2021

    Updated July 5, 2024

    Honolulu, Hawaii Addiction and Treatment

    Hawaii has one of the highest rates of drug abuse in the nation. Methamphetamines and marijuana are the most common drugs involved in drug-related crimes in Hawaii. The state loses $500 million every year due to methamphetamine abuse, according to the Hawaii Meth Project. More than 1 million prescriptions for prescription drugs are given out every year.

    Honolulu, the vibrant capital of Hawaii, offers residents a unique blend of outdoor activities, cultural events, and scenic beauty. From 2020 to 2024, opioid-related deaths in Honolulu County increased by 25%, reaching 80 deaths, while fentanyl-related deaths doubled to 40 in the same period.

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