A Treatment & Recovery Program Based on Hawaii’s Own Cultural and Spiritual Values.
Research and data tell us that meaningful rehabilitation must include a total and complete change of one’s life, lifestyle, and values. Ho`omau Ke Ola believes that in Hawaii, such change is much more likely to occur in a learning environment that is based on cultural and spiritual values from Hawaii`s rich past. Mo`olelo, or storytelling of some Hawaii`s legends and history, can engage those who have been reluctant to share their own history and pain. This forum gives opportunity for healing. Hula, another form of storytelling and expression offers similar opportunities for discovery and healing. Malama Aina, caring and nurturing the land, allows one to engage in and experience what a reciprocal and sustainable relationship offers. Ho`omau Ke Ola also believes in the strength and support that can be found in a peer or ohana group. Social engagement with, assumption or responsibilities within, as well as caring and sharing for the ohana group helps one surrender self – will and find meaning and value in a greater good. It is Ho`omau Ke Ola’s belief that by integrating, Hawaii`s best practices with behavioral health best practices and 12-step recovery concepts, a consumer’s attempts at life in recovery are enhanced and increased.