Teen drug abuse impacts many families that live in Hawaii, and many teens do not get the help they need. However, Hawaii teen drug rehab centers deliver various counseling and therapy methodologies to treat all types of addiction. Addiction occurs when repeated use of drugs changes how a person's brain functions. An adolescent's brain is still in early development and is drastically impacted by drug abuse. The first step with drug rehab is drug detox, and this process manages and treats withdrawal symptoms caused by the drug. Typically, the severity of the withdrawal and addiction determine what type of drug detox is required. Teens can access medically supervised detox and standard detox programs for addiction in Hawaii.

However, drug detox does not cure addiction, and it should not be considered the only approach to take. The next phase of treatment for teens struggling with addiction is residential or outpatient drug rehab. There are many different reasons why teens abuse drugs, and this may include fitting in, feel good manage peer pressure, and experimenting. Some of the most commonly used drugs are marijuana, hallucinogens, and prescription drugs. Teen drug rehab options include residential long-term and short-facilities. Lengthier drug rehab is usually the better option because more counseling and therapy are offered.

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How to Find Teen Drug Rehab in Hawaii and Recognize Teen Drug Abuse

Locating a suitable teen drug rehab program in Hawaii usually begins with an addiction assessment. An addiction assessment could be done through a private or state health authority. However, there are also drug rehab referral agencies that help families locate adolescent drug rehab programs. The purpose of an addiction assessment is to determine the extent of addiction and what drug rehab options are the best approach. No one form of drug rehab is right for every person, and each approach is designed to address specific aspects of adolescent drug use and its consequences for the individual.

However, many parents may not recognize the signs of addiction. Substance abuse can happen at any age, and teens are susceptible to drug abuse because of family dynamics, peer pressure, and underlying issues. The most common signs of addiction are changes in peer groups, declining academic performance, loss of interest in favorite activities, trouble in school or with the law, and changes in eating or sleeping habits. When teens begin to behave and act differently for no apparent reason, it is time for parents to have honest and loving conversations with their children.

According to the Hawaii Behavioral Health Barometer, among youth aged 12 to 17 in Hawaii, the annual average percentage of marijuana use in the past month decreased between 2002-2005 and 2014-2017. Between 2014 and 2017, the annual average prevalence of past-month marijuana use in the state was 5.8% of teens. During that same time, approximately 10.3% of teens had used alcohol in the past month. Also, within Hawaii, 5.2% of youth aged 12 t0 17 had used marijuana for the first time, and 2.5% had used alcohol for the first time.

List of Drug Rehab Centers for Teenagers in Hawaii

Here is a list of the different teen drug treatments in Hawaii. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 21, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.