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.