Drug Abuse Wahiawa HI

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Wahiawa Middle School
(808) 848-2494
275 Rose Street
Wahiawa, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)
(808) 433-8700
Building 673
Schofield Barracks, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alcoholic Rehab Services of Hawaii Inc
(808) 671-6900
94-216 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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YMCA Outreach Services
(808) 848-2494
94-1211 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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YMCA Outreach Services
(808) 637-9713
67-160 Farrington Highway
Waialua, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

Data Provided by:
YMCA Outreach Services
(808) 848-2494
1515 California Avenue
Wahiawa, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

Data Provided by:
Hina Mauka/Teen Care
(808) 627-7747x2347
95-1200 Meheula Parkway
Mililani, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Hina Mauka/Teen Care
(808) 453-6035
2100 Hookiekie Street
Pearl City, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

Data Provided by:
YMCA of Honolulu
(808) 848-2494
94-455 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

Data Provided by:
Hoomau Ke Ola
(808) 696-4266
85-761 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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