Monday, August 25, 2008

Alcoholism in Hawaii

The House Health Committee will hold an informational briefing on Alcoholism in Hawaii and the reasons why Hawaii has one of the highest rates of drunken driving in the nation.

The focus will be on options to reduce alcoholism in the areas of prevention, treatment and recovery. The committee will also review the efficacy of Vivitrol, a promising new medication taken by injection once a month, which may be used in conjunction with a treatment program.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, Conference Room 309

WHO: The following organizations/representatives have been invited to participate:

William Haning, M.D. John A. Burns School of Medicine
Alan Johnson, CEO, Hina Mauka
State Department of Health
Honolulu Police Chief
Cephalon, Inc.
Hawaii Business Health Council

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