HKFWS reaches youngsters in their campuses. With the aim of "strengthening families", we provide professional counselling service to nurture youngsters’ holistic development. Stepping into the Generation Z, youngsters indulge in internet, which creates family conflicts and parenting problems. Our social workers help youngsters facilitate their communications with parents and relieve family tension to promote mutual respect and understanding among family members.

Abuse (Internet / Drugs)

I have heard that “Smart Drugs” are available at pharmacies. I wonder what are these drugs and where can people buy them.

“Smart Drugs” being abused by some students include Ritalin, Adderall and Modafinil. These drugs, controlled under the Dangerous Drug Ordinance and are registered pharmaceutical products under the Pharmacy and Poison Ordinance, are prescribed mainly for hyperactivity disorder or narcolepsy and are prescription drugs. They are used for improving attention deficit problems. However, abusing these drugs, not only would not help learning, but is also hazardous to health.

Source: Ms. Siu, Clinical Psychological Service, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society and Pharmacy & Poisons Board of Hong Kong