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

Support Local Surfer John John Florence in Tokyo Olympics

Tune in on Saturday, July 24 – Saturday, July 31 on NBC Sports
Born in Honolulu, John John Florence is known as "one of the most dominant pipe surfers of his era" and won back-to-back world titles on the 2016 World Surf League ... more »

Aloha Freedom Festival

Aloha Stadium July 16-August 1st
After a year with no community events, E.K. Fernandez shows is welcoming guests back to Aloha Stadium for the 2021 Aloha Festival. The festival will run for three weekends beginning ... more »

Free Admission to Honolulu Museum of Art

Sunday, July 18 from 10am-6:00pm at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Every third Sunday of the month Bank of Hawaii organizes Family Sunday's for the community so your Ohana can experience all HMoA has to offer with free admission. Experience the ... more »

Volunteer Opportunities in Waimea Valley

July 15th, 18th and 24th at 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy. Haleiwa HI 96712
Waimea Valley’s volunteers  do essential work to support the preservation of their cultural sites and knowledge. They also play a big role in environmental conservation, forest restoration, and botanical garden ... more »

Waikiki Aquarium Now Open

2777 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815
Experience the beauty our oceans have to offer and join the fun at the Waikiki Aquarium this summer. Spend the day with Ohana exploring the sea and all its wonderous ... more »

Free Grab-and-Go Meals Program

Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Dec. 18
Free Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fall providing free meals to children ages 18 and younger. Children can receive free meals regardless of whether or not ... more »

Free Virtual Leadership Program for Hawaii Youth

Apply by September 7th, 2020
Youth Action Alliance Hawaii (YAAH) is a free virtual program for Hawaii high school students seeking to be civically engaged, take action to address issues in their community, and possess ... 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 >