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

Yoga in the Park at Victoria Ward Park

Victoria Ward Park, August 29, 2019, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Enjoy a complimentary yoga class at Ward Village! https://www.wardvillage.com/events/courtyard-yoga ... more »

Pilgrimage of Compassion at the Lawai International Center

Lawai International Center, 3381 Wawae Rd, Kalaheo, HI 96741, August 25, 2019, 1:00pm
Pilgrimage of Compassion at the Lawai International Center on Sunday, August 25th from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm with the program starting at 2:30 pm. World-renowned shakuhachi (ancient Japanese flute) ... more »

Waikiki Artfest

Kapiolani Park, August 24 & 25, 2019- 9am – 4pm
Take time to view, celebrate, and purchase Hawaii based artwork from 75 local artist and craftsmen, who will display their artwork over the weekend in kapiolani Park, across from the ... more »

Mele on the Marina Fest, Hawaii Kai

Hawaii Kai Town Center- 333 Keahole St. Honolulu 96825, August 24, 2019 3pm- 7:30pm
Don’t miss out on this free concert!  Arrive early, get some shopping done, grab a plate lunch and prime row seating for great line up.  The fun begins at 3 ... more »

Yoga in the Park at Victoria Ward Park

Victoria Ward Park, August 22, 2019, 5:2pm-6:30pm
Enjoy a complimentary yoga class at Ward Village! https://www.wardvillage.com/events/courtyard-yoga ... more »

Uke Ohana Oahu at Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach, Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, August 8-22, 2019, 12:00pm-9:00pm
Sunset Beach, Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, August 18-22, 2019, 12:00pm – 9:00 pm Experience the cultural traditions of the north shore of Oahu, enjoying delicious local foods and savoring the ... more »

Duke’s Annual Ocean Fest at Kuhio Beach

Kuhio Beach, August 17-25, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm
The Duke Kahanamoku Ocean Fest is a celebration of ocean and beach activities.  There are will be lots of ongoing contests to join or watch, including Surfing, Stand Up Paddleboard ... 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 >