A place for keiki to heal
LIHUE — Theresa Koki, Life’s Choices Kauai coordinator, said in the past 12 years on Kauai, there have been 15 adolescent deaths due to drug addiction and suicide.
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Here’s what they aren’t telling us – the treatment center is only for kids who have insurance to pay for it. Most families don’t have this type of coverage so it won’t be more than 1-2 years after it opens that it announces it needs more funding from the county. But we’re broke..so…well it’s just more of the poor planning we see so often here.
A much needed addition to the community.
It is just so sad that it takes 12 years to break ground. Let’s hope that it can be expanded for adults soon too.