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.