The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Honolulu, HI

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(4.3 of 5)
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322 Sumner Street
Honolulu HI 96817

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Part of the Christian nonprofit organization, The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a men’s-only, long-term residential addiction treatment program. At ARC, men above the age of 18 work with staff to address a range of issues, including substance misuse as well as social, medical, spiritual, and employment concerns.

While medical detox is not provided at the ARC, a four-to-seven-day non-medical detoxification program is available. In addition to the long-term residential program, the facility also offers outpatient treatment options.


The intake process often follows referrals by clergy, physicians, family members, the court system, and employers. Residents are admitted, with appropriate staff approval, voluntarily.

Participants in the long-term residential program commit to a minimum six-month rehab stay. As part of treatment, the program incorporates work therapy to develop life skills as well as group and individual counseling.

Outpatient and day treatment programs are also available. According to ARC's website, day treatment sessions are six hours daily, intensive outpatient program (IOP) sessions are three-hours long and offered at least three times weekly. Regular outpatient sessions are offered up to eight hours weekly. A minimum of 12 weeks of continuing care is provided after completion of primary treatment.


According to the facility's website, ARC staff adhere to the highest ethical standards of business and professional conduct, including NAADAC Ethical Standards of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. While no additional information is currently provided regarding treatment staff, the four individuals polled by regarding the matter generally approved of the staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 3.5/5

Salvation Army Addiction Treatment Services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Rehabilitation Services (CARF).


The facility accommodates up to 73 men and is smoke-free. As a part of its rehab mission, the ARC oversees four Oahu Salvation Army thrift stores. The center’s location is next door to one of these stores several blocks from the Honolulu harbor. The four individuals polled on the matter approved of the facility's living conditions.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.5/5


The four alumni polled by to date provided generally positive feedback. All four gave high ratings to treatment effectiveness and meals and nutrition, though reviews of the accommodations and amenities were mixed. The two alumni who were polled on specific metrics gave high marks to most categories evaluated, including four- and five-star ratings for the amount of family participation and the respect shown to clients.

However, ratings of metrics such as holistic options and treatment for co-occurring disorders were either neutral or negative. "No holistic programs. I just thank God this place was there for me," D.I. wrote in a representative review.

The sole alum to rate the facility on Google gave it a five-star rating.[1]


The two loved ones polled by to date gave positive reviews of the facility. In particular, they highlighted categories such as family participation and treatment effectiveness. One anonymous loved one, noted “involvement in church” as a strength and commented that the center was “Overall a fair treatment facility.” The same reviewer also wrote that the center “needs more qualified staff**,” a sentiment echoed by the second loved one who rated staff experience and training two out of five stars. The latter reviewer also agreed with the alumni who criticized the facility's holistic options.


All Honolulu Adult Rehabilitation Center services are free. According to the Salvation Army’s national website, the organization’s rehab programs are funded through donations of goods to associated thrift stores and of services to participants.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on August 2018

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Some of staff are in recovery. No holistic programs. I just thank God this place was there for me.

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program is well structured but length of stay is too short. Treatment should be longer. health insurance should see that some clients need more time in treatment

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Strengths: Rules Meals Group meetings Medical needs. Weaknesses: No family allowed to visit. I went here but it didn't stay longer than a month because of the fact that my child could not stay with me. They should allow mother and her children the help both need

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Strengths: Involvement in church. Weaknesses: needs more qualified staff. Overall a fair treatment facility

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To me, it was allowing God to do for me what I could never do for myself. It was beyond my expectations. Being a resident, they helped me get medical and welfare.

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They encourage self-sufficiency and offer lots of outpatient assistance. I would recommend this facility because they encourage family visits, are supportive and the child of the person in treatment is living with her.

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