Substance Abuse Treatment

Teen CARE substance abuse treatment services include individual counseling, group counseling, case management, and family sessions. The overall objective for each client is to attain and maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Each client receives a treatment plan tailored to their individual needs based on the results of a comprehensive assessment. Group counseling focuses on education, skill development, and support. We provide treatment services to youth through our Community-Based and School-Based programs.

Community-Based services are located in Waipahu, Waia‘nae, Kāne‘ohe, and Kapa‘a. The program works with the referral source and family in order to support youth participation and encourage long-term change. School-Based services take place various middle and high schools on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. Working in the school environment allows counselors to learn more about the students who are served from the school staff as well as gaining an understanding of how they interact with their friends and peers. Many young people who need treatment services are already exhibiting signs of substance abuse as evidenced by poor attendance of school, poor grades, behavioral problems, and family conflicts.


Prevention Services

Teen CARE provides substance abuse prevention services at various sites in O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. Our prevention program includes various approaches to reduce substance abuse amongst adolescents and support families. Start Taking Alcohol Risks Seriously (STARS) for Families is a health promotion program that aims to prevent or reduce alcohol use among youth. Project ALERT is a group curriculum designed to motivate young people to avoid using drugs, and to teach them the skills to understand and resist pro-drug social influences.

Teen CARE also participates in community events where we provide information for families and reinforce positive choices for teens. Our social media campaign is aimed at teens and those who care about or work with them. As well as this website, we have a campaign, called Substance, that focuses on helping teens discover what they’re passionate about and what kind of person they want to be.

Hina Mauka receives funding from the Hawai‘i Department of Health and the Judiciary, as well as support from Aloha United Way and Kauai United Way. To learn more about Hina Mauka’s prevention and treatment services check out our Hina Mauka website where you can get more information about our adolescent programs.