Vision and Mission

Background

Problems related to addictions affect many individuals and families. The negative impacts include physical and mental health problems, decline in work and academic performance, damage to family relationship as well as disruption of the social order. International research studies and clinical experiences suggest that individuals who experience one addiction have a higher risk of suffering multiple addictions which will aggregate the negative effects of the addictive behavior and substance abuse as well as hinder the treatment process. During the period of June 2009 and February 2010, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals interviewed 266 participants who had drug abuse, alcohol abuse or pathological gambling issues, and revealed that 39.1% of them were suffering two or more types of addictions. Over 50% of participants reported having addictions and other comorbid psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety disorder and schizophrenia. In response to the lack of treatment services for individuals with multiple addictions and comorbid psychiatric disorders in the community, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Integrated Centre on Addiction Prevention and Treatment (ICAPT), which is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and launched in October 2012, aims to provide professional treatment services for multiple addictions and comorbid mental health disorders to the general public. To optimize the treatment outcomes, ICAPT has recruited a multi-disciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, social workers, a clinical psychologist and a psychiatric nurse in order to provide a one-stop comprehensive assessment and treatment program including hotline counseling, individual and family counseling, health assessment and psychological and psychiatric assessment and treatment.

Vision and Mission

  • To provide professional treatment and counseling to individuals and family members who are affected by addiction problems and to help them resume a harmonious and healthy life.
  • To promote a healthy lifestyle through addiction prevention education to the general public and high risk groups..  
  • To develop a culturally appropriate treatment and intervention model for addictions.