Addiction Resource Guide

Bobby Benson Center

Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"A gender separate, community based, family oriented, and culturally sensitive chemical dependency treatment program for adolescents."

Treatment Philosophy:

"To restore youth to optimal functioning through development of a lifestyle based on abstinence, personal responsibility, and respect of others."

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"Dual-diagnosis clients are treated through group, individual, and family therapies as well as medical and psychiatric consultations."

Family Program:

"Families are provided family group education classes, individual family therapy sessions, and aftercare services."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"12-Step related activities and 12-Step meetings are important aspects of treatment."

Position on Confrontation:

"It is during the cognitive-behavioral group therapy experience that youth identify and practice how to be honest about their thoughts, feelings and concerns, how to appropriately confront one another, how to take personal responsibility for their behavior, and how to respond to appropriate confrontation with minimal defensiveness."

Additional Characteristics:

"CARF has nationally recognized the Bobby Benson Center as a treatment facility for youth requiring substance dependence treatment."


    Number of Beds: 24
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 55
    Average Length of Stay 4-5 months
    Percent of Women 33%
    Percent under age 25 100%
    Percent with College Education: 0%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 80%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 60%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: No
    Weekend Admission available: No
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Adolescents (12-18)
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Family


    Self-pay Cost: $1925 per week
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Hawaii State Department of Health
    Type of License: Special Treatment Facility
    Accredited by: CARF

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (808) 293-7555
    General Information: (808) 293-7555
    Address: 56-660 Kamehameha Hwy.
    Kahuku, HI 96731