2014 0506 Hilo Brochure .pdf

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Have prescription
drugs, illicit drugs or
alcohol affected your
Do you or your loved
one need help?

Medical Director
Gerald J. McKenna, MD, FASAM, DLFAPA


The first step is a
professional substance
use evaluation

Clinical Director
Michael Foley, D. Min., LCSW, Psy. D., ICADC
Clinical Director- Hilo Program
Dayna Gaitan, CSAC, MA

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Ferdinand Viernes, MA
Tucker Englese

Remove the emotion,
Remove the blame,
Let an experienced
professional perform a
complete substance use
evaluation, diagnose if there is
a problem and provide any
relevant recommendations.
Recovery is possible.

Our program is led by a medical doctor
board certified in psychiatry and
addiction medicine and a caring team of
professionals with much training and


experience in the field.

We are here to help you!

Call Us: 808.969.7577

140 Pu’ueo St., Hilo, HI 96720
P.O. Box 10648 Hilo, HI 96721

Tel. 808.969.7577 Fax.808.934.0497
www. mckennarecoverycenter.com

Call: 808.969.7577

Q: What is addiction?
A: Addiction is defined as a chronic
neuro-biologic (brain) disorder
that include the following:
compulsive use, continued use
despite harm, craving,
withdrawal, and impaired
control over drug use with
physical and psychological

Prescription Drugs, Illicit Drugs, Alcohol,
and Dual Diagnosis Treatment
The problems are not simple, nor are the solutions.
Prescription Drug Abuse & Overdose were proclaimed
Public Health Epidemic by the Center for Disease
Control. While meth abuse and dependence were
dropping, it is spiking up again.
We are not a band-aid fix. We account for many
variables in the evaluation process and look at the big
picture when treatment is appropriate and how we
can help clients attain a lifetime of recovery.

 Urine drug screen
 Other healthcare provider collaboration
 Include the family
 Diagnosis, treatment recommendations
based on level of care needs, we will refer
out for inpatient treatment when
 Intensive Outpatient Treatment:
 Include the Family in Treatment


 Adjunctive Individual Counseling

 Substance Use Evaluations:

 Medication Assisted Treatment if appropriate
(Suboxone, Campral, etc.)

 Adolescent or Adult patients
 Dual Diagnosis Capable

 Documenting patient’s success
 Discharge Planning

Q: Is it true that an alcoholic who
suddenly stops drinking is
endangering their life?
A: Yes, depending on their history of
consumption, a medical
detoxification process is critical
for some because withdrawal
seizures can be fatal. But if
hospitalized detox is not
available, when appropriate
supports are present, detox at
home is possible with medication
initiated in the clinic. Medication
however is only adjunctive to
therapeutic treatment.
Q: Can I use my health insurance?
A: When a diagnosis and medical
necessity for treatment is
identified, health insurance
benefits often cover treatment.
We are credentialed providers for
UHA, HMSA, HMSA Quest, Kaiser,
Kaiser Preferred, HMAA and
Aloha Care. Call to inquire for all

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