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Aloha House - Makawao

Aloha House - Makawao

  • Makawao, HI
  • Accredited
  • Drug Detox
  • Inpatient

Aloha House, located in Makawao, Hawaii, focuses on comprehensive behavioral health services for substance abuse and mental health treatment. This private nonprofit offers a full continuum of care, including unique medically monitored detox services and culturally sensitive treatments specialized for the needs of its clients.

The mission at Aloha House centers on preventing and treating individual substance use and other disorders with comprehensive, family-centered interventions. Licensed by the State of Hawaii, Aloha House holds accreditations from both CARF and the Joint Commission, ensuring high-quality healthcare standards.

  • Provides the only medically monitored detox service on Maui for safe and supervised detoxification.
  • Offers residential inpatient treatment with private and semi-private bedrooms, ensuring a comfortable stay.
  • Includes unique therapies such as creative writing and relationship education in its treatment programs.
  • Features amenities like nutritious meals, sports courts, and meditation areas to support holistic recovery.

Aloha House treats adults dealing with addictions to alcohol and other drugs, offering specialized care for substance use disorders. Clients can benefit from tailored, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based treatments.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 3 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 7 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations



The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.


  • Bob LanserLCSW, Mental Health & Social ServicesExperienced clinician specializing in mental health and substance abuse disorders since 1974.
  • Heather WittenbergPsy.D., Mental Health & Social ServicesLicensed clinical psychologist specializing in maternal-infant health and early childhood development.
  • David WittenbergPsy.D., Mental Health & Social ServicesManages mental health programs and specializes in men's and couples' issues.
  • Keturah StoneMS, Program DirectorLeads Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services at Aloha House.
  • Nicole HokoanaLMFT, Chief Executive OfficerLeads Maui Behavioral Health Resources with background in education and counseling.

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at Aloha House - Makawao

Substance abuse is defined by the continued use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences, such as legal or work problems. It can be treated using a variety of services, including therapy and medication.

Substance abuse treatment is beneficial for:

  • People who have been using drugs or alcohol for a long time.
  • People who have been using drugs or alcohol to cope with stress, anxiety, or depression.
  • People who have a mental health disorder in conjunction with substance abuse.
  • People who continue to use drugs or alcohol despite the harmful effects they cause on their own life and the lives of others.
  • People who have had multiple failed attempts at recovery without medical assistance.

If you believe that addiction treatment is right for you or a loved one, you can contact your primary care physician, or search for addiction treatment centers in your area. Treatment is beneficial to people who are motivated towards recovery, and who understand the benefits of professional care.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Makawao, HI

Opioid addiction is a common form of addiction, often caused by prescription drugs that are abused. Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body and following up with therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem.

Most opioid addiction begins with patients being prescribed painkillers after an injury or surgery. The body becomes used to the chemicals in these medications and soon no longer responds to their presence. As a result, addicts seek out stronger opiate-based medications like Oxycodone to compensate for the lack of effectiveness.

The most dangerous aspect is that these addictive behaviors often get carried over onto illicit drugs like heroin, which are increasingly potent and result in lower life expectancies.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Detox, Drug Rehab, Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detox is the body’s process of removing toxins. In substance abuse, detox refers to the process of getting rid of drugs already present in the system once the patient stops further intake. Detox is the initial recovery step. Physiological drug dependence over time can lead to symptoms of withdrawal. Depending on the symptom severity, the detox process is managed either medically or clinically. While medically assisted detox relies on specific medicines, clinical or social detox relies on providing the patient with emotional and psychological support.

The inpatient rehab at Aloha House - Makawao promises an intense and effective treatment. Inpatient rehabs are particularly recommended for those with a severe addiction to drugs. Detoxing at a rehab center ensures that the patient receives 24-hour medical supervision to ensure the best possible chance of recovery. Medical staff is readily available to intervene in case of withdrawal symptoms or other complications. This is not the case with outpatient treatment, where patients may be discharged after the detoxification process is complete.

Inpatient facilities provide residential and holistic treatment, with access to experienced medical professionals and rehab specialists. This ensures the best possible recovery and is recommended for patients with severe addiction seeking drug treatment.

Therapies & Programs

Individualized Treatment is essential because it gives addicts the ability to participate in a program that meets their unique needs. An addict should work with professionals who understand what they’re going through, especially if the addict is actively using.

Trying to find a treatment program that meets your needs can be challenging. It’s even more complicated if you don’t know what kind of treatment you need. Being able to have professionals who are experienced with treating your situation is key to getting sober. Finding the right treatment program for an addict is difficult, but it’s even harder without communicating with those who have experience treating your specific situation.

Family dysfunction can often be the underlying cause of substance abuse. To get sober, you need to find a different way to cope with the pain in your life. Family therapy can help you and your family deal with old issues that may trigger substance abuse. It will help everyone understand why each member of the family feels and acts the way they do. It can give everyone new tools to manage their emotions so that they don’t want to drink or do drugs.

A person looking for drug recovery should know that group therapy is an essential tool. Group therapy provides accountability and friendship to people with addiction. It is recommended as a lifetime treatment habit. Group therapy occurs in a group setting as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It benefits patients by providing a feeling of support and letting them know they are not alone. Patients at Aloha House - Makawao also learn to build trust and understanding and gain perspective through discussions.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Aloha House - Makawao Location and Directions
    4593 Ike Drive
    Makawao, HI 96768

    Phone Number
    (808) 579-8414

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    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Family, Group, Individuals

    Maui Behavioral Health Resources

    Listed July 24, 2021

    Updated July 25, 2024

    Makawao, 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.

    The drug addiction problem in Makawao, Hawaii is relatively small when compared to other states. However, there have been cases of fatalities due to overdose and drug-related crime is on the rise. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, it is important to seek help as soon as possible. There are many excellent rehabilitation facilities in Makawao that can help you or your loved one get sober.

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