Tackling adolescent substance abuse in Hong Kong: Where we should and should not go

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In the 2007 Policy Address, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, P.R.C. expressed the Administration's concern about adolescent substance abuse and proposed to form a high-level interdepartmental task force to tackle the problem in a holistic manner. In this paper, the author presents his observations about adolescent substance abuse in Hong Kong, and outlines the risk factors and related strategies based on the ecological perspective that the Government should consider in order to tackle the problem of adolescent substance abuse in Hong Kong. Furthermore, the directions where the Government should and should not go are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2021-2030
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Chinese
  • Hong Kong
  • Risk factors
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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