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Bobby Benson Center

56-660 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Hawaii, 96762
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The Bobby Benson Center is a residential dual diagnosis drug and alcohol rehab for teens ages 13 to 17. The facility’s goal is to “free youth in Hawaii from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders through residential treatment services employing best practices for the youth and their families.” Just minutes from Oahu's beautiful beaches, the Bobby Benson center provides a tranquil environment to explore problematic issues and learn the skills necessary to live a happy, fun, and productive life.

Facility Highlights

  • Family Program
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Education

Specialization

  • Chemical Dependency Education Groups

    Clients learn about substance abuse effects on the body and regarding consequences of the use of specific substances. Many clients have a “drug of choice” and have not had exposure to the truth, reality and effects of other drugs. These groups are geared to guide clients to refrain from using other substances they may not have had contact with, as well as deter them from returning to using substances they are familiar with and have used in the past.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Mr. Sione "Ford" Naeata
    Mr. Sione "Ford" NaeataExecutive Director
    Sione “Ford” Naeata joined the Bobby Benson Center Ohana in 2004 and has been instrumental in positioning BBC at the forefront of the residential treatment facilities in Hawaii. Ford has served as Youth Counselor, Shift Leader, Program Manager, Operations Manager, and is currently serving as the Executive Director. Under Ford's tutelage and trainings within the center's Milieu setting, the Bobby Benson Center has achieved consistent growth and recognition within Hawaii’s residential communities as well as with funding organizations. Ford has developed exceptional skill in performance management issues and strategies specializing in residential treatment settings. He is also trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) conflict cycle, and Trauma Informed Care (TIC). He is also a member of Hawaii's Coalition for Substance Abuse. Ford has a Bachelors degree in International Business Management from Brigham Young University Hawaii. When not working, Ford’s personal interests include: coaching his daughter's sports teams, eating, and enjoying quality time with his family.

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