The Exclusive Hawaii

Ratings & Reviews
Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 5.0
  • Accommodations: 5.0
  • Meals: 5.0
  • Effectiveness: 5.0
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Contact Information
45-3514 Paauhau Road
Honokaa, HI 96727
8779781093
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center is a secluded, small eight-bed facility tucked away on a private estate offering a state-of-the-art non-12 step, holistic addiction treatment program. We believe to conquer addiction, it is essential to treat the whole person rather than a single symptom. We address chemical imbalances created by alcohol and drugs and focus on releasing previous trauma and unresolved pain. Our proprietary Core Belief Restructuring approach restructure the hidden beliefs that otherwise hold clients back and combines experiential learning with cognitive learning. We offer one of the most customized treatment programs in the country with exceptional services and amenities. From the very first day clients entrust themselves to our care, and running concurrent with their addiction recovery program, clients will participate in relapse prevention and our individualized New Life Direction process. Together we help clients assemble the building blocks they need to live a renewed and passionate life and teach the skills to overcome old addiction triggers. By the time clients leave The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center, their new life has already begun! We teach clients how being authentic, vulnerable and connected will naturally take the place of addictive behaviors. We share our philosophy of non-judgment and unconditional acceptance, and love of self and others. We’re committed to creating a cocoon of safety and warmth that allows clients to immerse themselves fully into the program. We realize that when clients are facing their shadow and their past, it may be the hardest thing they’ve ever done, and we make it as comfortable as possible.

The Exclusive Hawaii Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Kristine

Beautiful, serene property and cozy home. Every meal is made to order, with love and is so amazing. The staff are the most committed, loving, kind, people who are doing what they were born for. The o...

MB

Real deep level effectiveness excellent caring staff Unique and life changing program. This program is different than anything else out there. It really helped us address the deepest underlying issu...

Laura

The Exclusive excels at customized experiential therapeutic work, which focuses on the underlying issues of the substance abuse. The center is like a loving family; all the staff care deeply about the...

KEL

customized therapy according to individual appropriateness; caring, nonjudgmental staff; beautiful location; nutritious, tasty food, accommodating individuals' needs. You will hear cows sometimes; the...

Zina

This facility offers individually focused treatment supporting the history, beliefs, body orientation, and trauma that underlies struggles with addiction. The team facilitates a full holistically-mind...

MB

Deeply compassionate and well trained staff, offering a very effective yet unique approach. Wish it was available in more locations. When I placed my son in the Exclusive Hawaii program, I was feeling...

Anonymous

Strengths: location, staff, treatment modality...excellent. Weaknesses: no intravenous nutrient support.The amount of support from the entire team throughout is unheard of. The method is revolutionary...


Areas of Focus
Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Equine Therapy

A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Alumni Testimonials
  • Before I came to The Exclusive, my life was spiraling down like you wouldn’t believe. I was drinking close to one liter of scotch a day and my wife and kids were ready to leave me. I was feeling worthless and depressed. At The Exclusive I learnt that alcohol wasn’t my real problem, my real problem was things inside me, some beliefs inside me that were hurting me bad enough to where I felt that I had to go and escape through the bottle of alcohol and once I started uncovering those truths, it was pretty amazing the way I started feeling and realizing that, that’s true. Although I know I would never drink alcohol again, I now have the tools that I was taught here at the center, how to really deal with life in a more positive way, where I no longer beat myself up and I’m a lot happier."
    Anonymous
  • I struggled with addiction for years. Working with Jean-François is the only thing that has ever really worked! I use the skills he taught me every day and find them very effective for keeping me on track and moving forward in a positive and healthy way.
    Anonymous
  • I could not imagine I would have grown so much in a month and it was a very challenging and rewarding experience all in one
    Anonymous
  • I'm going home a new person, ready for a fresh start, a completely different person than I was thirty days ago. I’m very happy. I have a plan and methods of use to continue the work on myself into the future.
    Anonymous
  • I feel better physically and mentally. I also really appreciated the new life approach. I feel like I have a clear goal in mind for my future and a path that has been constructed that will lead me to get to my goals.
    Anonymous
Key Staff Members
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    Dr Linda Hostalek D.O. - Medical Director

    Dr. Linda is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic medicine, residency trained in family medicine and fellowship trained in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Assisting people to return to a life of joy and wholeness is the mission of Dr Linda. Integrative in her approach, Dr. Linda is adept at guiding the physical healing process as well as honoring the mind, body and spirit connection, in a deeply holistic approach. Applying modalities learned on three continents with world class healers, together with her medical training, she strives to assist her patients to balance their inner lives with their outer lives and guides the medical and therapeutic teams at The Exclusive to ensure full wraparound care customized for each client.

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    Jean-Francois Benoist - Co-Founder & Program Director

    Jean-François Benoist is the creator of Core Belief Restructuring (CBR), upon which The Exclusive treatment program is based. He is a certified professional counselor trained at The Option Institute International Learning and Training Center. He began his studies in human development and empowerment in 1983 with Robert Hargrove and Relationships, Inc., and has been deeply involved in mentoring others for over twenty years. Author of The Exclusive Guide to Becoming Deeply Happy, Jean-François has a depth of experience in helping individuals, couples and families address and heal issues involving addictions, physical violence, sexual abuse, relationship concerns, bereavement, critical health challenges, eating disorders, conflict resolution, and depression. He is versed in individual therapy as well as group counseling. The direct correlation between deeply-held beliefs and painful addictions is Jean-François' highly-refined specialty. He is highly experienced and rigorously trained in a Socratic methodology and deep listening, enabling him to impart powerful life-changing skills that create immediate results.

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    Joyce Marvel-Benoist - Co-Founder, Center Director & Counselor

    Joyce is a longtime consultant and pragmatic problem solver, having worked to empower individuals, families and companies for nearly 30 years. Known for her consistent, authentic and passionate optimism, Joyce inspires her clients to clearly identify their life’s work and do what it takes to move beyond addiction into a truly fulfilling life of purpose. Applying her focused intuition and deep compassion, she serves as a seasoned guide adept at finding real, accessible and even joyful solutions to the often heartbreaking problems that have resulted from substance abuse. Trained and certified in multiple approaches, Joyce has developed a unique style that encompasses palpable tenderness; fierce truth telling; verbalizing the unseen, the unsaid and the forbidden; and embracing the whole person. Joyce’s approach is lively and highly participatory as she leads transformative, innovative programs including: Laughter Yoga, Life Purpose Life Passion, Empowering the Family and What’s Great About It!.

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    Bob Wiley, LPC, CADC - Therapist, Core-Belief Restructuring Counselor

    Bob graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1996 and soon thereafter started working as a substance abuse counselor. Bob holds a Professional Counselor License and is also a Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor. In addition Bob attended The Option Institute in Massachusetts where he acquired certification as an Option Process Mentor Counselor. Bob has counseled substance abuse and mental health clients for over two decades. The depth of his experience, combined with his passion and dedication to impact and transform the lives of others, make Bob an indispensable asset to our team and clients at The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center. Bob specializes in Core Belief Restructuring (CBR) to identify the core beliefs that keep clients stuck in the same patterns of being. Together with clients he breaks through to the underlying issues that need to be transformed and create change together with clients. Throughout this process he supports clients with non-judgment and compassion. He enables clients to uncover and understand their deepest beliefs through which they filter and ultimately create their experiences. Bob will question the client’s filters and refine the lenses through which clients create their realities resulting in a liberating state of self-love and self-compassion.