About Our Programs
Our All Inclusive Programs
Maui Recovery is a Transformational Aftercare Program that provides a nurturing, intimate and safe environments that allows for real healing and recovery work to occur. At Maui Recovery, we provide a full Continual Care program, often referred to as Extended Care or Sober Living, where our clients continue to grow, mature and develop in their recovery journey, in the beautiful Island of Maui where the recovery community is strong. This enhances and better ensures real success and lasting results, which we see every day. Our clients receive a daily structured schedule but there is also free time to attend meetings, outpatient programming, exercise, – wherever they wish, depending upon where they are in their recovery process. We have a full range of services we provide, as well as outdoor activities several times a week to promote emotional and physical well-being, releasing and breaking through the barriers that has been keeping them blocked from experiencing life with the true happiness, joy and peace. All of our programs offer housing in a beautiful serene pace in a 24 hour monitored sober environment, just 750 ft from the Ocean. We have a wellness program that provides a more intensive, focused program that targets and addresses mindfulness living, strengthening recovery, life skills, health and fitness and overall life skills. Our blend of recovery and wellness programming, strong staff support, the island of maui and the recovery community here, along with our healthy community living environment is really what makes Maui Recovery so successful where our clients thrive.
At Maui Recovery Center in Maui, Hawaii, we know that treatment is just one phase in a long process of recovering from an addiction to alcohol, substance abuse and other processed addictions. In order to ensure that our residents have the optimal support to maintain and build upon the progress that they make while in our care, we are proud to offer a safe, nurturing, sober environment with strong staff support 24/7 on property that help guide and mentor our residents, while leading by our own example. At Maui Recovery, we have an “Ohana” which means family. Everything about our program is to create, instill and cultivate a family and bonding community, being able to re-do our family life over again, this time with others who are all on the same journey of healing and recovery. We have therapists, counselors and recovery specialists available for further educating, counseling and training should you need more support.
The following is a brief description of our Residential Aftercare Program and our Sober Living services within Maui Recovery’s program options:
Residential Aftercare Program
Maui Recovery is situated on a beautiful serene 1 acre property in Maui, just 750ft from the ocean. Our facility fosters a sense of retreat and serenity, allowing our guests to induce deep healing. Our program ranges from 30 days to 12 months, depending on the individual needs of the client. Our set admission dates occur every week and can only accommodate a limited number of 12 clients at a time. This allows us to provide an intimate environment where all participants feel comfortable and secure.
At Maui Recovery, clients can continue there recovery journey in a safe, nurturing and strong community, where people are excited about living healthy and recovering. We offer a wellness program if you are looking for more support, which offers a mix of process & experiential modalities such as Neurofeedback, Equine Assisted Therapy, Adventure Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Meditation, Expressive Arts Therapy, Self-Love Work, Somatic Body Movement, Yoga, Exercise and more. The Maui Recovery staff is dedicated and highly trained, with expertise in a wide range of specialties,. Many of our amazing team-members combine to share decades of personal recovery experience.
Our program is ideal for those individuals who are looking to either continue to strengthen their recovery in a supportive environment, or if you are merely surviving or stuck with an addiction you cannot break, and would like to live with more freedom, wholeness, and purpose in their lives. Those who attend Maui Recovery report a renewed freedom and vitality for life, and an overall new emotional recovery.
Our goal is to provide a full spectrum of aftercare to secure a strong foundation for recovery.
Please explore our website for further information, or call us for a free confidential screening. Whether you are inquiring for yourself or a loved one, our Admissions staff is ready to answer your questions. You can take comfort in knowing they are highly trained and fully supportive. Many of our employees have experienced the program first hand, providing them with a unique sense of compassion and understanding.
Extended Aftercare Program
While an individual is in our program, he or she will receive extensive relapse prevention education. Maui Recovery Center offers several workshops to provide our residents with the tools that will support a smooth transition out of treatment, help them to identify and avoid the triggers that can lead to relapse, and empower them to respond to relapse in a healthy and productive manner without falling back into the destructive behavior patterns of ongoing substance abuse.
Life Planning/ Case Management/ Counseling
The day an individual begins their stay in our Extended Aftercare Program at Maui Recovery, members of his or her case management team begin to develop a personalized aftercare plan and walk with them during their stay to ensure they are making progress and growing in their recovery. This plan will document the individual’s progress while in our care, identify any issues of concern, and clearly define the specific steps that will guide him or her along the path of their recovery. Among the elements that may be included in a residents plan are professional referrals, community-based resources, outpatient programs, counseling opportunities, and 12-step support group meetings in the area. While in our extended care, we will fully come alongside you and set you up with our strong recovery community, Alumni, sponsors, counselors, and job opportunities that our alumni hold in the community. We also offer an incredible amount of support within our community, with access to our Doctor, Therapists, Counselors, Adventure Therapy trips, wellness program, case managers, and community events we have twice a week on our property. Our clients have raved about the level of care, attention and support they receive while in our care. We go the extra mile for every individual who finds their way into our program, and that reflects our values of who we are as a leadership organization.
Extended Care & Sober Living
The following are among the many features and benefits of living in one of our Aftercare and sober living residences:
- All residents may attend our wellness program if the so choose, and in some cases it is mandatory depending how much sobriety they have
- They will receive a structured environment with a 24/7 staff to supervise residents
- All residents will receive a personal case manager to help support them in their aftercare journey in recovery
- Beautiful living accommodations with two residents in a room on a serene property
- Use of washer and dryer onsite
- Transportation to and from daily scheduled recovery meetings
- Residents are required to be clean and sober, with zero tolerance for the use of alcohol or drugs and strict enforcement of all house rules
- Weekly visiting day with family members and other loved ones every Sunday
Continued Counseling and Support
When a Resident comes to Maui Recovery Extended Care after completing his or her time in treatment, they begin an entirely new journey of aftercare that Maui can offer. We offer a customized program that really tailors to each individual needs as they begin their aftercare. We are honored to be able to continue to support them through the post-treatment phases of their recovery. We also help get you involved and plugged into the Recovery Community in Maui and involvement with 12-Step support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and others.
Weekly Aftercare Meetings at Maui Recovery
Every Wednesday & Sunday at 7 p.m., our program alumni come to the Maui Recovery Center property to speak with our residents who are currently in our program, where we have a community BBQ and speakers from the outside also come in and speak, carrying the message. Again, another way we are all bonded together as a family and working through our recovery in community here at Maui Recovery.
Adventure therapy is offered 3 times a week, and our aftercare residents are able to join as often as they’d like.
A Typical Day at Maui Recovery
Imagine waking up to the sunlight on the beautiful Island of Maui and shortly after taking some time for morning meditation to quiet the mind and set the tone for a healing day. A typical day at Maui Recovery is nurturing yet balanced with inner work. While a large part of your day will be spent engaging in focused and effective recovery program that is custom designed for you, you will also have the opportunity to experience one of Maui’s greatest healing assets, the beautiful outdoors. Mornings include a bit of movement to get the blood flowing. Activities include yoga, gym, walks, and other physical exercise. Studies have consistently demonstrated that exercise and sunlight contribute to increased feelings of well-being and decreased depression. We also go to morning meetings where there is a strong recovery community filled with the sunlight of the spirit, great fellowship and a strong message.
During the middle part of your day you have the options of a wellness recovery program that rotates on a regular basis. From Equine therapy, to Neurofeedback, Group work, case management, Gym time, Yoga, Surf Therapy, Hikes, etc. You will receive open classroom-style education along with groups that will facilitate recovery from alcohol and other drug issues, along with processed groups that focus on deep emotional healing. If there is a need for additional individual therapy, your primary case manager will assist you in reaching these goals and getting you set up with resources on island. You will also have the opportunity to engage in in-house or community 12-step recovery meetings on a daily basis to further deepen your spiritual growth as well as adventure therapy.
In the evenings, our community gathers for a healthy community meal, which our members often see as a highlight of the day. Since it is common in active addiction for nutrition to be ignored, we emphasize healthy, nutritious, community-based meals. Our family meal approach helps develop sound eating habits along with that ever so important connection to your new supportive recovery Ohana (family). The evenings close with time to journal, play a board game, relax, self care, or work on any assignments either personally developed or suggested by the recovery team.
Weekends are spent exploring the great outdoors, where our adventure leaders and guides will take you to experience the most exhilarating and breathtaking scenic trips the island has to offer. And these aren’t just your every day adventures, it’s true therapy of the nature. Our healers and guides will take you on an inward journey and help you process and breakthrough unconscious fears, shame and insecurities to experience an awakening that creates a deeper sense of passion, self esteem, confidence and a renewed sense for living your life.
Below is an example of a typical day at Maui Recovery.
At Maui Recovery, we spend time outdoors reconnecting with nature and its healing properties.
The following activities are some of the other options we offer on your inward journey at Maui Recovery:
Workouts with Physical Trainer
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Whale Watching (in season)
Field trips to local places of beauty and cultural interest
What is Mindfulness? Being mindful means paying attention to the present moment with compassion, a lack of judgment and complete acceptance of the moment exactly as it is. Practicing mindfulness is a gradual process of mind-body-spirit consciousness. The term mindfulness is derived from the pali-term satl which is an essential element of Buddhist practice and has been popularized in the United States by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. Key concepts include being an observer of thoughts, feelings, and sensations rather than being consumed by them. Why Mindfulness? One of the first steps in dealing with addiction is to discover some of its emotional origins, which is a key part of our program in getting to the deep, buried, mostly painful emotions that we have been frozen from for a long time. The benefits of regular mindfulness practice have been proven scientifically to reduce stress, improve memory, reduce anxiety and depression, increase emotional regulation, relax the nervous system and increase empathy. Recent research has found that only 8 weeks of mindful meditation for approximately 30 minutes a day was found to create structural changes to the brain affecting mood, attention, memory, etc. A mindfulness practice includes meditation and body connection through practices such as yoga but is ultimately a way of life–being aware moment-by-moment of one’s very essence. Mindfulness practice helps us develop the capacity to see clearly what we’re attached to so that we can let go of it and end our suffering. You or your loved one will practice and develop mindfulness every day here at Maui Recovery through our daily meditations, building the practice of going within.
Sober Living in Hawaii
At Maui Recovery, we offer Transition Sober Living. With completion of 30, 60 or 90 day addiction treatment, we offer sober living for individuals needing more structure, care and guidance in their program.
Residents continue to live in a recovery community, go to 12-Step meetings daily, and participate in a Peer Support Group and community group therapy for addiction once a week. A Maui Recovery staff member lives in the recovery community and is available to monitor and assist with any problems or questions residents may have. All residents are required to follow rules and guidelines designed for the Transitional Living Program, and each resident is required to work, be a volunteer, or go to school for at least 20 hours each week as part of transitional living at MRC.
The transitional living community is a place to practice using the tools of addiction recovery, practice self care and focus on applying the 12-Steps to solve every day problems while living with other recovering individuals. Learning to be become vulnerable and honest is the foundation of lasting recovery, and a safe environment is the way for this to unfold. When combined with openness to direction and experience of others, and the willingness to follow suggestions, a strong foundation for individual recovery and a stronger community is developed.
Maui Recovery’s Transitional Living program is another step in the addiction treatment recovery process that helps to provide every opportunity for a healthy and happy recovery life, as one develops and grows into their healthier Self.