Kauai Gets A Residential Drug Treatment Facility For First Time In Decades

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Story by Brittany Lyte/Honolulu Civil Beat

Kauai has been without an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility since Hurricane Iniki ripped through the island in 1992. With eight residential beds and room to grow, the county’s soon-to-open Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center in Kapaia is poised to close that gap for drug-addicted youth.

The $7 million center was built on more than 5 acres formerly cultivated for sugar and donated by Grove Farm Company. The facility includes ample open space for recreation and agricultural programs, as well as classroom space staffed by the state Education Department with a part-time teacher.

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