About Bobby Benson Center

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Bobby Benson Center is a non-profit, private corporation with a mission to to free youth in Hawai‘i from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders through residential treatment services employing best practices for the youth and their families.

How We
Deliver Care

The Center has a fee-for-service contract with the Department of Health (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division). Our facility also participates with all major health insurance plans.


The Bobby Benson Center (BBC) currently maintains a facility with a licensed 30-bed capacity that includes four separate cottages on a beautiful campus. The Center's modern residential campus is located in Hawaiʻi on Oahu's beautiful North Shore, just minutes from pristine beaches. In this tranquil environment, teens and their families are taught the skills needed to promote a full and lasting recovery to substance abuse.


The goal of the Bobby Benson Center is to return teens to their schools and communities with the skills to remain drug and alcohol free and to mature successfully in today's world.


The Center offers the following services to youth between the ages of 13 and 17, with consideration of the following needs:


• Detailed assessment of needs
• Residential treatment
• Linking of client to community resources to ensure a successful discharge
• Ongoing aftercare support, including relapse prevention groups available to clients and their families for up to three months after discharge from BBC


Community of Recovery


With a "community of recovery" structure, the emphasis is on a holistic, team approach to therapy in a non-restrictive treatment environment. Education in life skills occurs on a 24-hour basis as the youth interact in this realistic community. Many of the things learned are subsequently transferred to the youth and also to their families.


Program expectations at the Bobby Benson Center help youth-at-risk to achieve a clean and sober lifestyle, good mental health, educational services, addiction recovery, and clinical treatment (both psychological and psychiatric).


The State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) accredits the program, and the State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Office of Health Care Assurance (OHCA) licenses the facility. A CARF Three-Year Accreditation was awarded to Bobby Benson Center for Residential Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Children and Adolescents).