Getting on the K.A.D. The impacts of kava, alcohol and other drug consumption across Pacific communities
• It is important to have a broader view as to why people consume substances, which includes understanding the socio-cultural context.
• Some of the prevalent substances consumed by Pacific communities include alcohol, tobacco, betel nut and kava, with the later substance tied to traditional and ceremonial purposes.
• Creating and implementing policies and practices that are underpinned by harm minimisation strategies alongside cultural perspectives can assist in decreasing problematic consumption.
Faleolo, M. Ma'alo. & Ravulo, J. (2019). Getting on the K.A.D. The impacts of kava, alcohol and other drug consumption across Pacific communities. In J. Ravulo, T. Mafile'o & D. Bruce. Yeates (Eds.), Pacific Social Work : Navigating Practice, Policy and Research (pp. 139-149). London: Routledge.