April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Addiction is a Disease –

Treatment is Available –

Recovery Brings Joy

 

Get Help

      Even if You do Not Have Insurance!

 

Alcohol abuse and Alcohol Use Disorder can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Long-term alcohol use can cause serious health complications, can damage emotional stability, finances, career, and impact one’s ‘ohana and community.

Alcoholism has little to do with what kind of alcohol one drinks, how long one has been drinking, or even exactly how much alcohol one consumes. But it has a great deal to do with a person’s uncontrollable need for alcohol.

Most alcoholics can’t just “use a little willpower” to stop drinking. The alcoholic is frequently in the grip of a powerful craving for alcohol, a need that can feel as strong as the need for food or water. While some people are able to recover without help, the majority of alcoholics need outside assistance to recover from their disease. Yet, with support and treatment, many are able to stop drinking and reclaim their lives.

 

Get Help – An Important First Step

Did you know? Excessive alcohol use is responsible for an average of about 30 years of potential life lost for each death!

If you are concerned about your own alcohol abuse or that of someone you care about – a child, relative, friend or co-worker – please contact Hamakua-Kohala Health. Confronting alcohol and drug problems is difficult, but can be an important first step toward recovery and the chance for a healthier and more productive life.

 

Let us Support Your Recovery –

Hamakua-Kohala Health has a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor on staff, Candace Kauahi, who works with those needing help with Alcohol Use Disorders through evidence-based education, resources and individual and group sessions, which can be a very supportive environment during the healing process.

Today is a new day! Through research into the disease of Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders there are new approaches with medicine and treatment. Client-Centered Treatment is healing the whole individual, physically, emotionally and spiritually by integrating primary care and behavioral health.

 

Hamakua-Kohala Health is here to help give guidance during difficult times

We provide comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare regardless of ability to pay or health insurance status. Call our Care Coordinators today if you need any of these services:

Substance Use Disorder Counseling, Smoking/e-Cigerette (vaping) Cessation Program, Behavioral Health Counseling, Chronic Disease Management, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, Care Coordination through patient and family education, Diabetes and Hypertension Control Counseling, Family Planning, Pediatrics, Prescription Drug Discount program, Sliding Fee Scale for healthcare and prescription medicines, Preventative Exams, Immunizations: including Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) vaccine (for preteen girls AND boys, to reduce later cancer risks), and more.

Always Accepting New Patients

Hamakua-Kohala Health provides comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare to everyone, regardless of your ability to pay, even if you have no insurance. We also take Quest children’s insurance and provide pediatric care. Bring your whole family, we provide services for all life stages.

MOST HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS COVER LIFESAVING PREVENTATIVE TESTS. USE THE HEALTH BENEFITS YOU ARE ALREADY PAYING FOR OR ARE ENTITLED TO AND GET SCREENED! CALL TODAY. If you do not have insurance, come get screened anyway. Our doors are always open.

 

Accepting Donations Now

We need your financial support to help our community receive vital primary and preventative health care, including important mental health, and group and individual substance abuse programs. We accept donations online, please click “Ways to Give,” or feel free to mail your check to the Honoka’a address below. If you have any questions, please call CEO Irene Carpenter directly at 930-2745. Thank you for joining with us to accomplish great things!

 

Call for appointments at either Hamakua-Kohala Health clinics:

Honoka’a – 775-7204; 45-549 Plumeria St

Kapa’au – 889-6236; 53-3925 Akoni Pule Hwy

 

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