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Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre: Webinar on Kava Use Tuesday 25th of June 2019, 12:00pm

Jun 21, 2019

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre recently launched a range of resources about kava, and are now hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 25 June with Dr Julia Butt from the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI).  Kava is made from the roots of a pepper plant (Piper methysticum) and is commonly used throughout the Pacific Islands, and in some Aboriginal communities.

In this webinar, Dr Butt will discuss kava in Australia, including:

  • an overview of kava and how it is traditionally used in the Pacific as well as in Australia
  • a brief discussion on the effects of kava on individual and community level health
  • an overview of the research regarding the use of kava in Aboriginal communities and its effects
  • a discussion of the policy challenges associated with managing kava.

The webinar will run for approximately 30-60 minutes, and is free to attend. There is no additional software required to join the webinar, other than a stable internet connection.  Google Chrome is the recommended web browser.

To join the webinar click this link at 12pm on Tuesday 25th of June

Find out more about Kava from the AOD Knowledge Centre here.