Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Opioid Addiction
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse
Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Opioid Addiction
Aftercare Support, Detox, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, Sober-Living / Half-Way
Browse Specific Hawaii Cities
Currently, there are over 315 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Hawaii for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.
Hawaii Cities with Most Centers
- Aiea, HI (7)
- Ewa Beach, HI (7)
- Hakalau, HI (3)
- Haleiwa, HI (1)
- Hana, HI (2)
- Hilo, HI (29)
- Honokaa, HI (5)
- Honolulu, HI (78)
- Kahuku, HI (3)
- Kahului, HI (2)
- Kailua, HI (13)
- Kailua Kona, HI (19)
- Kalaheo, HI (1)
- Kamuela, HI (5)
- Kaneohe, HI (13)
- Kapaa, HI (5)
- Kapaau, HI (4)
- Kapolei, HI (7)
- Kaunakakai, HI (3)
- Keaau, HI (8)
- Kealakekua, HI (7)
- Kihei, HI (3)
- Kula, HI (1)
- Lahaina, HI (1)
- Lanai City, HI (2)
- Laupahoehoe, HI (1)
- Lihue, HI (9)
- Makawao, HI (5)
- Mililani, HI (4)
- Mountain View, HI (1)
- Naalehu, HI (2)
- Paauilo, HI (1)
- Pahala, HI (3)
- Pahoa, HI (7)
- Papaikou, HI (2)
- Pearl City, HI (7)
- Schofield Barracks, HI (2)
- Volcano, HI (2)
- Wahiawa, HI (8)
- Waialua, HI (2)
- Waianae, HI (12)
- Waikoloa, HI (2)
- Wailuku, HI (4)
- Waimea, HI (4)
- Waipahu, HI (8)
The Impact of Addiction in Hawaii
Oahu, home to the state capital of Honolulu, is the most famous island in the region. Big-wave surfing began here in the 1950s, and the pros are now on a pilgrimage to Waimea Bay. Maui seems to have won every best beach award, and Makena Beach is a frequent Instagram star. Molokai is also a fast ferry hop from Maui and boasts the highest sea cliffs in the country.
Hawaii, the state best known for its beautiful beaches and blue waters, is struggling with unprecedented drug and alcohol abuse. Since 2014, the rates of drug and alcohol abuse in paradise have been increasing faster than ever before. However, due to the many rehabilitation centers throughout the islands, Hawaii has been able to help a vast majority of its residents deal with their substance abuse problems.
There is definitely a lot to love about Hawaii, but drug addiction and alcohol misuse plague some places.
Regardless, the state still experiences its fair share of overdoses although comparatively, the rate is not that high. Hawaii ranks 12th lowest in the entire nation. The state does, however, take fourth place for teenage drug use. In Hawaii, children as young as 10 years old have been arrested for possession of drugs. Most of these arrests are related to marijuana and/or methamphetamines. Many of these minors not only possess these drugs but also use them. Of the two, marijuana is the drug most commonly used by minors in Hawaii. More than 30% of all high schoolers admit to having used the drug more than once.
Alcohol abuse is also a significant problem in Hawaii. Over 100,000 Hawaiian residents over the age of 12 are dependent on alcohol. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the rate of alcohol abuse in Hawaii has exceeded that of the United States every year since 2010.
Based on the abuse and dependency of alcohol in the state, Hawaii is the 8th “drunkest” state in the nation.
Worst Drugs in Hawaii
- Alcohol use and abuse have become so common in Hawaii, that in 2011 more than 13% of all arrests made in the state were for driving under the influence of alcohol. The state’s national average for drunk driving is a full percentage above that of the rest of the country. In 2009, alcohol led to more than half of all fatal traffic accidents occurring in the state.
- Prescription opioid overdoses are the leading cause of death in Hawaii. There are more than 1 million prescriptions given out in the state every year–yet this number is lower than previous years due to the stronger control regulations put on prescription drugs.
- Marijuana is the most cited drug for substance abuse treatment admissions in Hawaii. Almost 13% of the population abuses this drug and many of them seek help at treatment centers.
- Methamphetamine is the most abused drug in Hawaii. Originally, methamphetamine was brought in from Asia but in recent years the drug has been imported from Mexico. Due to its wide availability and low cost, more than 35% of all incarcerated men in Hawaii entered with the drug in their system.
- While only about 2,000 Hawaiian residents abuse the drug every year, the effect of heroin abuse can still be seen in Hawaii. Subsequently, heroin-related overdoses in the state have seen an increasing trend since 2013.
Impactful Addiction Stats
- Every year, more than 20% of all Hawaiians over the age of 12 participate in binge drinking.
- The number of people dying from drug abuse in Hawaii is higher than the number of people dying from firearms and accidents.
- In 2015, Hawaiian doctors prescribed opioids to 51% of their patients, yet this was the lowest rate in the entire nation.
- More than 30% of all high school students in Hawaii have had someone offer, sell, or give them an illegal drug on school property.
- One in five Hawaiian students between the ages of 15 and 17 years old reportedly drink alcohol every month.
- Due to the many rehabilitation centers in Hawaii, the state ranked 12th lowest in the nation for drug-related overdoses in 2016. Only 12.8 per 100,000 people overdosed in that year.
- Roughly 80% of all drug-related crimes in Hawaii are somehow related to the production and sale of methamphetamines.
- In 2010, more than 6,000 residents in Hawaii entered substance abuse treatment programs. Over 60% of those admitted were male.
- According to the Hawaii Meth Project, methamphetamine abuse in Hawaii is so common that the state loses $500 million every year due to its abuse.
- Both methamphetamines and marijuana are the most common drugs involved in drug-related crimes committed in the state of Hawaii.
Quick Tips on Finding A Center
Your sobriety is very important, so choosing the right Hawaii rehabilitation is so important. The right treatment will make it much more likely for you to successfully complete the program upon your return to life, exit the program compassionately and maintain your sobriety. The sheer number of choices available however makes it difficult to select, and the fact is that quantity may not always meanÊequal quality.
Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
- United HealthCare Community Plan
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
- Hawaii Medical Service Association
State Specific Hotlines & Resources
- Narcotics Anonymous. A hotline helping people overcome addiction in 12 steps: 242-6404.
- Handsome Bugga. A hotline specifically for youth in Hawaii to talk about substance addiction: 575-9264.