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Life's Choices Kauaʻi offers effective substance abuse prevention strategies, education, and programs that are school and community based, including:

  • Coordinated Activities for National Awareness Months
  • Town Hall Meetings and activities for National Alcohol Awareness Month (April)
  • Annual Drug Summit (October)
  • A Resource Center online or at the Office at 4444 Rice Street, Suite 302 Līhuʻe
  • Professional Development & Other Trainings
  • Ongoing Community Needs Assessment
  • “Shattered Dreams” (every 15 minutes) High School Mock Alcohol Related Crash, Memorial & Retreat
  • School & Community Presentations for request, please call 241-4925 or email
  • Grant Funding for Community Programs
  • Technical Assistance to Subcontractors Education provided to Sub-contractors or grant recipients to address an identified need.
  • Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) Activities CMCA is a nationally recognized model program that utilizes successful community-organizing and environmental prevention strategies to reduce youth access to alcohol. CMCA employs a range of strategies that lead to changes in policies and practices—including addressing legal, social, institutional, and health issues and altering norms and practices related to underage drinking. Our CMCA efforts on Kauaʻi are youth led and supported by adults.  Each High School has youth leaders known as KaWise Leaders that participate in this Environmental Strategy.  
  • Adolescent Treatment & Healing Center The first on-island treatment center of its kind will offer residential long-term care and outpatient treatment for adolescents with mental health, and substance use disorders by bringing together a broad constituency of stakeholders that are focused on providing (1) mental health/substance use assessment services; (2) day treatment programs; (3) residential and outpatient treatment, with an aftercare component for all levels of care; and (4) family counseling support. The center offers 3 adolescent and 2 adult classrooms for education and training or conferences. The school/educational component will follow the DOE calendar and curriculum, and will also include Summer School sessions.  Culinary Arts, Physical Education, Life Skills Training, Agriculture/Farming and other vocational training and cultural opportunities will be incorporated into the educational program.

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Adolescent Treatment & Healing Center   ATHC completed