We provide a safe haven from external pressures and offer our residents a fresh start. Habilitat is a long term drug and alcohol rehabilitation program built on the "Therapeutic Community" model. This approach is considered by experts to be the one of the most effective methods of treatment for substance abuse and chemical addictions.
We specialize in helping people overcome problems with substance abuse and anti-social behavior. We have the unique ability to change people who have lost hope into hardworking, responsible, caring human beings who are a benefit to society.
Habilitat showed me I was worth something. When I entered the program I had very, very low self esteem and I just wanted my life to end. The friends I made and the sense of accomplishment Habilitat gave me helped me realize how much there is in life to really enjoy. It has helped bring my family back together. I can't say enough about Habilitat and how much my experience there means to me. -David, graduate 2010
Habilitat's Vocational Training programs are second to none. We do not get individuals jobs when they graduate. We teach them how to become an asset for any company and give them the confidence to do it on their own.
Habilitat has been motivating the unmotivated. It has long been recognized as one of the nationís foremost residential substance-abuse treatment programs. With meager resources, Vinny Marino founded Habilitat on January 27, 1971, starting with only eight people housed in a small home in Kailua, Hawai`i. Vinny was determined to pursue his uncompromising commitment to address the growing epidemic of individuals with substance abuse problems and other anti-social behaviors.
Since 1971 we have been recognized as one of the nation's foremost long term drug rehabilitation centers. Habilitat is a self-supporting non-profit organization. We have developed techniques for creating the qualities lacking in many people's character: self-esteem, self-worth and self-discipline.
Habilitat strengthens your character, mind and body. We believe the best way to take ones dignity is to do something for them that they can do for themselves. We teach individuals how to be self-reliant and responsible members of society.
Habilitat's approach to addiction is unique. We do not subscribe to the notion that addiction is a disease. We teach people that addiction and alcoholism is a choice. We have understood for many years that long-term drug rehabilitation alone is not enough to ensure long-term success. People need marketable skills and work ethics if they are to be competitive in today's workforce. Our vocational training programs are second to none in the substance abuse treatment community. We motivate the unmotivated and often succeed where other programs have failed.
Our 14th annual luau is set for June 7, 2014 from 10am to 4pm. This year's entertainers will be: Brother Nolan, Sistah Robi and more. We look forward to seeing everyone out at King Intermediate again this year.
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Habilitat's hooks & pendants are hand carved by Habilitat residents from the very first cut. They make a great gift for family and friend both here in the islands or in the Mainland. Click here to order online now!
Monetary donations go toward providing scholarships for residents who can't afford the program.
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