HOW COMMON IS ALCOHOL ADDICTION IN HONG KONG?
The immediate answer is very common. What is not common is the amount of people in Hong Kong seeking help through alcohol rehab or outpatient counselling.
The corporate world in Hong Kong has unwritten rules for both drinking culture coupled with a work hard play hard philosophy.
If a worker’s performance continues to be profitable for businesses then any notion of alcohol problem often goes unnoticed.
Some employers in Hong Kong may already have a relationship with counselling services within the local area but many of these do not specialise in alcohol counselling. If you live within Central, Soho, Mid Levels, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan and Kowloon, then individual therapy online to treat alcohol addiction could be suitable.
GETTING HELP FOR ALCOHOLICS, BINGE DRINKING OR PROBLEM DRINKING?
Many workers and ex pats will at some point relate to one of the issues above. Alcoholism is progressive so if you suspect that you may have a potential problem with drinking alcohol and looking for professional counselling in Central ,Soho, Mid Levels, Wan Chai, Sheung wan or Kowloon then we can help.
Many employees are worried that if their boss finds out they have problem with or addiction to alcohol they will automatically lose their job. Every company has their own policies and procedures however our experience has shown that many are supportive in helping their workers. The chances are that the boss or line manager will either suspect or most likely already know that you are heavy drinker or have a possible alcohol problem based on your behaviours and productivity. Even though you think or even deeply believe you are doing fine and your drinking does not affect your performance you most likely are mistaken. You may be still hitting targets but there will most likely be a decline or other colleagues and clients may have noticed behavioural patterns; same clothes as night before, increase in coffee consumption, lateness, sick days or increased request for days working at home. Online counselling is safe, confidential, convenient and practical for the typical Hong Kong corporate worker.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE COUNSELLING FOR HONG KONG WORKERS?
- Choose experienced native English speaking alcohol counsellors worldwide including Asia but not necessarily Hong Kong
- Online therapy is often more affordable than face to face and no travel time to and from sessions
- Convenient remote therapy online by Skype, What’s App, Line or any other video platform
WHERE TO FIND ALCOHOL COUNSELLING IN HONG KONG?
How to treat addiction has identified 4 main areas in Hong Kong as being Central,Soho, Mid Levels, Wan Chai, Sheung wan and Kowloon.
Although there are local alcohol counsellors many clients, we have worked with are very fearful and protective around their confidentiality. In addition to this travelling to and from local counselling services in Hong Kong can be time consuming with traffic and arriving late to appointments can often increase stress and anxiety resulting in the maximum benefits from session not being achieved.