The first step to helping another is educating yourself. As a parent, you may feel blindsided to think that your child may have a drug or alcohol problem. This is not the end of the world, but at this difficult crossroads there are a few crucial steps that you as a parent can take that will make a big difference in the life of your child.

DETECTING ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

Signs and
Symptoms

If a parent feels there is something “off” with their teen, they’re probably right. Trust your intuition. Learn about the signs and symptoms of teen drug abuse. Read More >

THE FACTS

Know
the Facts

Teenagers are constantly bombarded with information about drugs. Use this resource to wade through what is true—and what isn’t. Learn more about The Facts and other resources to understand the true impact of drugs and alcohol in your lives. Read More >

UNDERSTANDING TEENS

Transition and
Communication

Adolescence is a time of transition from childhood to adulthood that is filled with possibilities, endless energy, growth spurts and emotional changes that can be filled with conflict and stress. Read More >

COMMUNITY EVENTS

8th Annual Makahiki 5K Challenge at Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch, December 14, 2019, 7:00am
Cost- $89 The Makahiki Challenge is a 5K obstacle mud race that is carrying on the tradition of past Hawaii where war was Kapu (outlawed) for a period of 3 ... more »

Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace at the Neal Blaisdell Center

Neal Blaisdell 777 Ward Avenue, 96814, December 14 (10am-8pm), 15 (10am-5pm), 2019
Come early and join in the fun with ongoing festivities, and tone of great holiday shopping booths with creative and unique gifts for purchase.  There will be a fun keiki ... more »

Yoga in the Park at Victoria Ward Park

Victoria Ward Park, December 12, 2019, 5:30pm
Enjoy a complimentary yoga class at Ward Village! https://www.wardvillage.com/events/courtyard-yoga ... more »

Cinema in the Park at Victoria Ward Park

VIctoria Ward Park, December 11, 2019, 7pm
Cinema in the Park is a free monthly event that takes place every 2nd Wednesday in Kaka’ako.  While movie night is free, you must RSVP and enter with tickets.  Blankets ... more »

Start to Park 10K in Honolulu

Ala Moana Blvd/ Queen Street, Honolulu, December 8, 2019, 5:00am
Experience the thrill of the Honolulu Marathon start with fireworks and 25,000 participants! The 10k starts at the same time and place as the full Honolulu Marathon and finishes 10km ... more »

Honolulu Marathon

Ala Moana Blvd./ Queen Street, December 8, 2019, 5:00am
26.2 miles in ParadiseThe fourth largest marathon in the United States starts at 5 am on Sunday, December 8.Spectacular and scenic marathon course! 26.2miles in Paradise.There is no time limit ... more »

Kalakaua Merrie Mile, Honolulu

Monsarrat Avenue, Honolulu, December 7, 2019, 7am
Cost- see website This is a fun one-mile race in Waikiki followed by a beach party. Great as a warm-up for the marathon as well as visiting friends and family ... more »

CONNECTING WITH YOUR KIDS

Parents are
Important

Parents are the strongest influence on the lives of their children. Your words and actions affect every aspect of their growth and the choices they make. Read More >