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

Kailua Night Market

340 Ulunui Street, Kailua, December 21, 2019- 5pm-9pm
Every 3rd Saturday of the month a special night market takes place in Kailua around Ulunui St & Auliki St.  Join the fun and festivities into the evening.  There will ... more »

Yoga in the Park at Victoria Ward Park

Victoria Ward Park, December 19, 2019, 5:30pm
Enjoy a complimentary yoga class at Ward Village! https://www.wardvillage.com/events/courtyard-yoga ... more »

Kona Nui Nights in Kaka’ako

Victoria Ward Park, December 18, 2019, 6:00pm
Kona Nui Nights is a free monthly event that takes place every 3rd Wednesday in Kaka’ako, and celebrates Hawaiian culture, including the language, Hawaiian music, and the dance of hula.  ... more »

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 »

Honolulu City Lights

530 S. King street (Honolulu Hale and Fasi Civic Center), December 7, 2019, 4pm-9pm
Join Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives for the Honolulu City LIghts Parade, December 7, 2019 4pm to 9pm. View the parade in a safe and fun environment -- ... more »

Festival of Lights, Lihue

Historic County Building, 4396 Rice Street, Lihue, HI 967666, December 6-28, 2019, 6:00pm
Celebrate the holidays on Kauai at Elizabeth Freeman's annual holiday extravaganza, the award-winning Festival of Lights! Celebrating its 23rd year, local designer Elizabeth Freeman presents a collection of Kauai-style holiday ... 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 >