Substance Abuse Treatment & Suicide Prevention

Undeniably, disaster brings harm to many people. The kind of traumatic experience may severely affect their mental health and change different aspects of their lives. People have yet found a way to deal with the problems and may resort to tobacco, alcohol or drug. In severe occasions, some may have thoughts of harming themselves and even suicide. Indeed, research has also shown that there is an increase in both the rates of substance abuse [1] and suicide [2] after a disaster. If you have similar problems and need help, please seek immediate support and browse the websites below for more service information.

Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK
Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Integrated Centre on Smoking Cessation.
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Integrated Centre on Smoking Cessation.

Note:

  • [1] Rate of hospitalizations for substance abuse increased approximately 30% after the disaster (Moise & Ruiz, 2016).
  • [2] Prevalence of suicidal ideation increases from 2.8% to 6.4% and suicide plans increases from 1.0% to 2.5% (Kessler et al., 2008).