The Refuse to Use and Refuse to Lose Program is a comprehensive program that utilizes the prevention strategies to target specific subsets of the total population that are deemed to be more at-risk than the general population. In this program, our goal is to use athletics, mentoring and proven curriculum as an effective tool in substance use prevention and intervention for youth and families. Group mentoring and health and fitness activities that create a sense of belonging, increase physical confidence and self-esteem are effective strategies for preventing substance abuse and reducing delinquent attitudes and anti-social behaviors by expanding opportunities and alternatives for legitimate success available to youth during non-school hours.
Refuse to Use and Refuse to Lose
Division Three: Refuse to Use and Refuse to Lose program is funded by the State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, and HMSA Foundation.