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Hawaii Join’s in the Opioid Epidemic

hawaii-news-nowApril 21st, 2016 – Hawaii News Now  recently reported on the state of our nations opioid epidemic as seen in Hawaii. There has been a rise in youth and adults over 50 seeking treatment for opioid addiction, from 1% just a few years ago to 7% today.(1) “Before you know it they’re not getting it from the doctors anymore,” added Ku Aloha Ola Mau’s Leilani Madrid. “They’re going off on the streets and getting more because they need more than what the doctors are prescribing.” This is especially dangerous since most of the pain medications being obtained are street drugs which many times are mixed at lethal levels. Opioid overdose’s in 2014 accounted for 157 deaths in Hawaii. (2)

More About Ku Aloha Mau

Kū Aloha Mau serves patients seeking recovery from addictions to substances including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, alcohol, marijuana, a combination of these drugs and other drugs of abuse. They provide a comprehensive program, offering mental health counseling, medication assisted treatment (including methadone, suboxone to assist in the recovery process. For the addiction of opiates), case management, outreach and individual, group and family counseling.(3)  Learn more

  1. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com
  2. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6450a3.htm
  3. www.kualoha.com/about
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Renewed Partnership! Ku Aloha Ola Mau

Kū Aloha Ola MauAnnouncing Ku Aloha Ola Mau’s Renewed Partnership!

SMART is pleased to announce that after nearly two decades of being a SMART partner,  Ku Aloha Ola Mau has chosen to renew their partnership with SMART Software! Ku Aloha Ola Mau is “a place of healing and recovery for those dealing with chemical dependency and their ohana” (family). Since their inception as Drug Addiction Services of Hawaii in 1976, Ku Aloha Ola Mau has made it their mission to provide support to individuals struggling with dependency.  With locations in Honolulu, Hilo and Puna, Ku Aloha helps approximately 400 people daily and strives to restore meaningful healthy lives for all Hawaii communities through responsive and responsible action toward present and future needs to prevent and treat addiction. “We continue to transform and grow true to our name, which means “stand lovingly and compassionately in everlasting life and health.”  We stand for those who are struggling to attain recovery, with services given with the utmost Aloha.” Their treatment outcomes have a track record of matching or exceeding the state average. Some of their programs and services include;  Buprenorphine Services Program and  Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services, Opioid Treatment Program.

SMART is excited for our renewed partnership and looks forward to serving Ku Aloha Ola Mau’s future needs.