Useful Links & Resources
Addiction Resources and Useful Links
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to try and solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no fees for AA membership. The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
In Hong Kong are more than 40 english AA-meetings weekly and various Chinese AA and Al-Anon meetings.
Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Members are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. The programme focuses on complete abstinence from all drugs. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.
Cocaine Anonymous is open to anyone with a desire to stop using cocaine, including “crack” cocaine, as well as all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership. C.A. is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual drug addicts who turn to the Fellowship for help.
Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to better understand their common problems. Al-Anon provides support to anyone who is affected by someone else’s drinking.
Al-Anon is neither a religious organisation, nor or a counselling service. It is not a treatment centre and it is not allied with any other organisation offering such services. Al-Anon members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange.
Methadone Clinics operated by the Department of Health
Methadone Clinics in Hong Kong provide a readily accessible, confidential, medically safe and effective alternative to continued illicit self-administration of opiate drugs. No referral is required. Clinics are open to anyone who is addicted to heroin or opiates who has no life-threatening medical illness. A small fee is payable and registration can be made in person at any clinic by presenting identification.
Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviours.
FA is a 12 Step fellowship for the friends and families who have experienced a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behaviour of someone they care about, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioural problems.
King’s College London
One of Europe’s leading research centres, The Addictions Department at King’s College has brought together the addiction research unit and the sections of alcohol research, tobacco research and behavioural pharmacology. The Addictions Department is also known as the National Addiction Centre (NAC).
Addiction Treatment in Taiwan
Find addiction treatment and rehabilitation services from Taiwan. Rehabilitation centres for drugs and alcohol. Specialist inpatient programmes for gambling and behavioural addictions including eating disorders and sex addiction.
Addiction Treatment in China
A confidential service that lets expatriates living in China find addiction treatment services in Asia with a Western style approach to recovery. Free and independent advice for all addictions including help for friends and families of addicts.
Psynamo (psychological dynamo)
Psynamo is dedicated to the betterment of mental health and improved awareness of mental health issues for all. Psynamo offer a multidisciplinary approach in therapeutic, consultancy and advisory work for both everyday and challenging circumstances. Services offered in Hong Kong are carried out to provide professional, sensitive and confidential attention that will support optimal development.
A direct referral service that lets you search for drug and alcohol rehabs in Asia and find treatment programmes that include luxury and exclusive facilities.
*an assessment should be carried out before entering any form of addiction treatment
Addiction Friend Resources
Learn more about addiction and treatment methods with resources from Addiction Friend. Listen to Alcoholics Anonymous audio tapes and watch videos about addiction.
Addiction Friend International Services
Addiction Friend was established to offer independent support and advice to anyone affected by addiction or compulsive behaviours. Most of the team at Addiction Friend are themselves in recovery and we know exactly what it feels like to face the illness of addiction. Through our expertise and experience, we can make the path to recovery easier by providing resources and helping you find the best treatment plan wherever you are.
Addiction Friend provide additional services in selected locations that are available for anyone to use.
Hong Kong Eating Disorders Association
Also known as “HEDA”, the Hong Kong Eating Disorders Association is a charitable organisation set up by a group of parents, patients and their family members, and concerned individuals in October of 1999. They aim to promote public awareness and knowledge of eating disorders, particularly amongst adolescents and front-line professionals.