Workshop 1: Addiction
Nowadays, public awareness on addiction is rising. To enhance Teens’ awareness on this issue, “Health in Mind—Youth Mental Health Promotion Programme” (Health in Mind Programme) organised workshop on Addiction on 1st December 2012. Dr CHEUNG Wai Him, Associate consultant (Psychiatric) of Kwai Chung Hospital was invited to speak on addiction problem.
Explained with real life examples, Dr CHEUNG introduced different types of addiction problems, he also listed out some common addiction problems on adolescent, such as internet, drug, cigarette etc., let students to identify the difference between addiction and habits. Through self-test, student evaluated if they suffer from addiction.
Moreover, Dr CHEUNG guided students to think the negative effects of addiction, and taught them to stay away from addiction and to deal with addiction problems. At the end, each group of students performed drama on “how to prevent addiction”, and Dr. CHEUNG made a final conclusion.
With discussion and communication with speakers, students benefited a lot from the workshop. According to the result of workshop survey, more than 97% students enjoyed the activity; meanwhile, all students agreed the content of workshop benefited them.