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Hawaii Island Recovery

Hawaii Island Recovery

C311a, 75-170 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States

Addiction TreatmentLuxury RehabsMental Health Treatment
Educational experiences in Hawaiian culture
Ocean Therapy
Nature based Therapy
Relapse prevention
Outpatient therapy

About Hawaii Island Recovery

Combining expertise with years of experience, we create a successful treatment model that works regardless of your circumstances. We use evidence-based treatment methods to bring cutting-edge and time-tested approaches to recovery and healing. At Hawaii Island Recovery, individual therapy is woven into a support system that maximizes recovery and promotes exceptional outcomes. With a maximum of eight patients at a time, Hawaii Island Recovery is committed to providing customized care that centers around each patient.

Hawaii Island Recovery

Mission & Vision

The Mission of Hawaii Island Recovery is to provide patients with the best evidence-based treatments available in a safe, comfortable, culturally competent, and supportive residential environment under the care of a highly trained, dedicated, and professional staff. The dedication of the professionals who serve our patients is unparalleled. When participants are motivated for change, anything is possible. We are proud to have such an extraordinary team with which to serve individuals in need.
In addition, Hawaii Island Recovery believes in a workplace that supports the staff’s personal and professional growth and promotes the growth and success of our company. As such, we take an active part in the processes that bring about meaningful transformations. Our life-saving mission can only be accomplished when we walk with patients step-by-step on their journey to recovery. Setbacks and detours alike can become valuable opportunities for continuing growth and healing when we work together through the critical first year of recovery. When challenges come your way, you’ll have support from your case manager, therapists, and sober peers.

Program Overview

Founded in

Program Length

Levels of Care



Who We Treat
Adult Males and Females

Detox and more




Nature-based therapy
Ocean-based therapy
Culture-Based Therapy
Trauma-Informed Therapy, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Co-Occurring Conditions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD and ADD)


Black sand beaches
Sacred Hawaiian monuments


Acupuncture treatment
Mindfulness groups
Trauma-Informed Yoga
Nutrition education
Massage therapy

Professional Staff

James Kayihura

James Kayihura

Managing Director

Stephen H. Denzer, M.D., FACP

Stephen H. Denzer, M.D., FACP

Medical Director, Board Certified in Addiction and Internal Medicine

Frank Capatch, LCSW

Frank Capatch, LCSW

Clinical Director & Lead Therapist

David Molletti, BS, NCACI, CFTP

David Molletti, BS, NCACI, CFTP

Operations Coordinator and Family Therapist

Toby Broido

Toby Broido

Resident Manager & Admissions

Stacey Rodman

Stacey Rodman

Resident Manager & Patient Care Coordinator

Douglas Moorman

Douglas Moorman

Outpatient Therapist

Sophie Higgins

Sophie Higgins

Quality Assurance Specialist

The Detox Center

What Our Patients Say About Us

I highly recommend this program to anyone who is ready to change their life for the better

My month at Hawaii Island Recovery has been amazing. The therapists and staff are fantastic and have helped me overcome traumas I have been holding onto for 13 + years. They have taught me a large variety of skills to manage my anxiety and made my detox as comfortable as possible.

John B.

From the Excellent Therapist to the Comfortable Home

I had previously been to two different rehab centers, and none of them compared to the experience and help I received while staying at Hawaii Island Recovery. From the excellent therapist to the comfortable home. You can tell they want to help you, and it’s not all about the money. Jimmy and the administrative staff work hard to give you the best possible treatment while still treating you like an average person. The therapist all have different styles for different people that don’t sound so scripted, making sessions feel more like everyday conversations than question after question about life. The Residential staff was terrific. They were always there to talk, and if they had a bad day, you were never able to tell because they put us before them. Nicole may be the most caring person on earth, and Kevin the biggest heart of anyone I’ve met. Lastly, the chef was excellent. She makes sure you are well fed and will accommodate what you want and not stick to the same menu. All in all, I’m glad I came to HIR and would recommend it to anybody serious about their recovery.

Jawan Z.


Overall Rating:



March 26, 2024
I have used HIR for about three years now …sending clients from the Seattle area and I have had the most fabulous feedback from affected family members and the individual themselves. Their team is extraordinary at communication and individualized treatment!


November 8, 2021
Jimmy, the owner, is one of the BEST possible humans you will ever meet. His true spirit of Aloha is deeply embedded within in. That coupled with extensive recovery knowledge makes him an amazing leader. Having Jimmy lead the way, along with the rest of the staff guarantees a premier experience. I'm sure not if any of the negative reviews were from the previous owner, or simply unrealistic expectations of being in treatment in general, but I can guarantee you will not find a better treatment program who is genuine, caring, and healthy with regard to their own life balance and ability to teach it to their patients. You will leave Hawaii Island Recovery a better person guaranteed. It is the only program I can feel 100% confident in recommending to anyone for themselves or their loved ones.


April 5, 2023
My family and I cannot express the positive experience of HIR. The facility and the views are amazing. The staff go above and beyond to promote the residents recovery. A personal gratitude to Nicole, Nick, Stacey, Toby, Laeka, Anthony, Michael and Tyler you are all caring and compassionate in what you do and it shows ! Jimmy - there are no words to convey my deepest appreciation for you and for HIR Thank you


February 16, 2022
Hawaii Island Recovery is meant to help your loved one find recovery. The staff here is simply amazing, from the front line staff up to the owner. I have worked with this program for about 5 years and trust me when I say that the individuals that go through this program get the treatment that they need but also deserve. The compassion and structure is second to none.

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