OHA RELATED STRATEGIC PRIORITY

Mauli Ola, Health: To improve the quality and longevity of life, Native Hawaiians will enjoy healthy lifestyles and experience reduced onset of chronic diseases. Learn more about the work we do at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to create systemic change in Mauli Ola, Health.

Native Hawaiian Substance Abuse Treatment Rates (%)

BACKGROUND

Substance abuse has a major impact on the health, safety, and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. The effects are cumulative and contribute to costly social, physical, mental, and public health problems. These problems include: teenage pregnancy, human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), domestic violence, child abuse, motor vehicle crashes, physical fights, crime, homicide, suicide, loss of employment, heart disease, cancer, and alienation from friends and family (ADAD, HP2020).

Estimates Of Perinatal Substance Use By Maternal Characteristics, Hawai‘i PRAMS 2004-2008

State Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services Report by Ethnicity, 2008

Lifetime Prevalence Rate of Marijuana Use by Grade, Hawai'i 2004

Multiple Substance Use by Ethnicity, 2000

Multiple Substance Use by County, 2000

TERMS

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD): The primary source of funds for substance abuse treatment in the Hawaiʻi Department of Health.
Healthy People 2020 (HP2020): A comprehensive report published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that provides national health goals and objectives on 42 topic areas for a 10-year period.
Illicit Drugs: Marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants or prescription-type psychotherapeutic medication obtained for non-medical purposes (SAMHSA).
Substance Abuse: The problematic consumption or illicit use of mind- and behavior-altering substances such as alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and drugs, including misuse of prescription drugs (HP2020).
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): A branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with the mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

SOURCE

Office of Hawaiian Affairs. (2010). 2010–2016 Strategic Plan of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Honolulu, HI: Author.

Center on the Family, University of Hawaiʻi. Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services Report, 2000, 2003, 2006. Hawaiʻi Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Retrieved on June 13, 2013 from http://uhfamily.hawaii.edu/publications/brochures/ ADTreatmentServices2008.pdf

Center on the Family, University of Hawaiʻi. Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services Report, Hawaiʻi, 2000-2008. Hawaiʻi Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Retrieved on June 13, 2013 from http://uhfamily.hawaii.edu/

Center on the Family, University of Hawaiʻi. Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services Report, Hawaiʻi, 2006, 2008, 2010. Hawaiʻi Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Retrieved on June 13, 2013 from http://uhfamily.hawaii.edu/publications/ brochures/Treatment%20Report%202012%20FINAL.pdf

Healthy People 2020. Retrieved on June 10, 2013 from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/ topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicId=40

Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, Hawaiʻi Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. Retrieved on June 10, 2013 from http://health.hawaii.gov/substance-abuse/preventiontreatment

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REFERENCES

OHA Health Indicator Sheet, Substance Abuse 2012

OHA Native Hawaiian Health Fact Sheet 2011

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