Grant to UH aids
alcohol abuse fight
The University of Hawaii at Manoa received one of 12 federal grants to fight alcohol and drug abuse on campus.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is giving University Health Services at UH-Manoa a three-year $433,225 award.
The money will be used for programs to identify and refer students to substance abuse treatment.
"A person's life is shaped in late adolescence and early adulthood. Drug and alcohol abuse can seriously derail an individual's emotional and social growth," SAMHSA Administrator Charles Curie said in a news release.
"College and university health service centers provide an ideal setting to identify and intervene early with students who are abusing drugs or alcohol," he said.