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This project documented the health impacts of kava use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Islander peoples in Australia. It examined: (1) the health impacts of kava use; (2) population rates of use; (3) extent and patterns of use (including polysubstance use and reported changes in substance use over time) in one Aboriginal and one Australian Pacific Islander community; (4) Examine the observed consequences of kava consumption and behaviour related to the access and distribution of kava on individuals and communities; (5) intervention options available to reduce harmful consequences of use; ( 6) Aboriginal and Islander community awareness of the effects and consequences of kava use; and (7) community and key informant attitudes regarding opportunities for intervention, current available interventions and barriers to intervention.
Butt, J., C. (2013). Kava Usage in Aboriginal and Pacific Communities in Australia. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9873641-1-1 [T225]