"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." John F. Kennedy
When the crystal methamphetamine epidemic escalated on the Big Island of Hawaii in the late 1990’s, Dr. Jamal F. Wasan responded by founding Waikoloa Community-Based Substance Abuse Rehabilitation and Recovery Program, now known as Lokahi Treatment Centers (“LTC”). He quickly learned that drug abuse was not an isolated problem and expanded LTC’s services to create an integrated model to address related mental health and anger issues, as well.
Dr. Jamal F. Wasan holds a Masters in Public Administration, a Masters in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate in Health Psychology. He is a State of Hawai‘i Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), State of Hawai‘i Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Dr. Wasan, who served in Vietnam in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is committed to public service.
"Aloha - It doesn't cost any money, it's free; the more you give, the more you get." Mayor Billy Kenoi
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” Mother Teresa