What’s New

2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Pearl Country Club

Save the Date


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for making Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii’s 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Pearl Country Club a fun-filled and successful event!  On behalf of all the youth and families in our programs, we extend our deepest appreciation and aloha.

A special mahalo to our Eagle Sponsor Honolulu Star Advertiser and Birdie Sponsors Ho`ea Wealth Advisory Group and Meadow Gold Dairies!  For information on next year’s tournament: Contact Jay Higa at (808)397-0888 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)




Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference/Training and FASD Action Group

FASD is a worldwide public health concern and every one of us, in some manner, has been affected by the manifestations of FASD. The responsibility of any community is to ensure every individual is supported to live a full and productive life. The September 2017 “Serving Hawai`i’s People… Interventions for an Invisible Disability: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” Conference was a success with about 200 people in attendance to learn and share knowledge, experiences, stories, and ideas for action.

The conference and training opened our minds and hearts, increasing our awareness about what interventions work and how we as a community can create ways to deliver services to Hawai`i’s diverse population and individuals with FASD and their families. As a result, the FASD Action Group was formed to build awareness of this highly underdiagnosed life-long disability in Hawaii. A diverse group of people from multiple disciplines meets monthly to discuss and develop services for everyone impacted by FASD. 

FASD Action Group Updates


Mahalo! ALEX AND ANI Ala Moana & Drug-Free Hawaii Awareness Month

Thank you to everyone who came to ALEX AND ANI Ala Moana to sip refreshments, snack on small bites, and shop with others while giving back. 15% of all proceeds was donated to support our youth and family programs. MAHALO to ALEX AND ANI Ala Moana for hosting this charmed charity soiree!

A big MAHALO to everyone who celebrated Drug-Free Hawaii Awareness Month and Kaka`ako Kitchen’s 12 Months of Giving by ordering the special dish during February! 20% of the proceeds from this dish is being donated to the Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii to further our work with children, families, schools, and communities in the islands.

Thank you to Kaka`ako Kitchen for selecting Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii as their February beneficiary and highlighting our work. We appreciate this heartfelt initiative and the community’s support!



Hawaii Meth Project

The Hawaii Meth Project is now a special program with the Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii (CDFH). The Hawaii Meth Project’s “Not Even Once” message will continue on.

Many of Hawaii Meth Project’s media, educational materials, and program incentives will still be available through CDFH.  Online resources including the Meth Prevention Lesson for schools will continue to be accessible at hawaiimethproject.org 

If you have any questions or need resources, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or call (808) 545-3228 x34 for the Hawaii Prevention Resource Center’s direct line. 

ECigHawaii Prevention Resource Center
Check out our Hawaii Prevention Resource Center’s featured September display board on E-Cigarettes.  The display is available for checkout at our CDFH offices if you’d like to use anytime and this is in addition to many other topic display boards we have for check out.  They may also be seen at various state public libraries along with relating resources.  A fact sheet to support continued education and awareness on e-cigarettes is also available.  Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 545-3228 ext. 34 for these items.

SAM Logo

BI CDFH welcomes Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) to Hawaii!
SAM is an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy.  Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Kevin Sabet, and John Redman partnered with state coalitions EWAlution 96706, E Ola Pono Ma Kapolei, Community Works in 96744, Mama’s House/Friday Night Crew Coalition and Coalition for a Drug-Free Lanai to educate and raise awareness within the community. Project SAM Hawaii was launched to bring a smart, health-based approach to marijuana policy in Hawaii.  Visit LearnAboutSam