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Substance Abuse Service

Introduction

The Tuen Mun Substance Abuse Service started in April 1995 to serve the population of Tuen Mun, Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long districts. It aims to develop a comprehensive service for drug abusers. The service mainly caters for those with both drug abuse and psychiatric problems.

Scope of Services

Tuen Mun Substance Abuse Clinic (TMSAC)

This clinic operates at Tuen Mun Mental Health Centre. The service includes physical and mental assessment, detoxification service and counselling, treatment of co-existing psychiatric and psychological problems, and referral service to other medical specialties if necessary. The Clinic accepts referrals directly from all medical practitioners, social workers and clinical psychologists.

In-Patient Service

Patients requiring in-patient treatment for detoxification or management of co-existing psychiatric and psychological problems are admitted to the admission wards of the Department of General Adult Psychiatry, Castle Peak Hospital. There is a ward specially designated for male in-patients with alcohol and / or substance abuse problems.

Consultation-liaison Service

Consultation will be made to patients who are admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital and are suspected to have substance abuse. Hence, the substance abusers can be identified earlier and motivated to receive further treatment.

Community Service

The team provides public education through talks, seminars and pamphlets to general public, teachers, social workers and nurses.

Befriender (同路人) Group Meeting

"Befriender" is organised by Tuen Mun Substance Abuse Clinic (TMSAC) and Chaplain Service of Castle Peak Hospital for outpatients of TMSAC and inpatients of Castle Peak Hospital with substance abuse problems.

The Meeting is chaired by nurse, chaplain and voluntary workers and is held on the last Friday of every month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in Castle Peak Hospital.

The purposes of the meeting are to give mutual support to the participants and enhance their confidence against drug abuse through bible study and sharing.

Service Hours

Monday, Wednesday to Friday 2:00 pm - 5:48 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Closed

Contact Us

Tel. No.: 2456 8260 (with voice recording)