Alcoholics Anonymous

Betty Ford Centre provides haven for the rich and famous

If Amina Mariam Bokhary does walk through the doors of Betty Ford Centre in Rancho Mirage, California, she will be following in the footsteps of many of the rich and famous who struggled to keep their demons at bay.

Sunday, 8 August, 2010, 12:00am

Help yourself

Wayne Moran, a doctor who runs an addiction clinic in Aberdeen, says about half his patients are people with alcohol dependency.

Many professional Hongkongers work in places where drinking heavily is considered part of the culture.

29 Aug 2005 - 12:00am


Experts say you should seek professional help if you answer 'yes' to two or more of these questions:

Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?

Have people annoyed you by criticising your drinking?

Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?

26 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Jane's sobering tale

Like most people, Jane (not her real name) had her first experience of alcohol at school parties. Occasionally, she overdid it, but drinking didn't become a regular habit until her early 20s when she got her first job.

26 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Where to get help

Information and training - Community Drug Advice Council - 521-2880 Self-Help Groups - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al Non Family Group, Al-teen - 24-hour answering machine - 522-5665 (English), 337-0533 (Cantonese) - Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 24-hour answering machine - 522-5665 - Kely Group Hotline - 903-29096 (English), Peer Support - 903-97472 (Cantonese) - Parents Against Drug Abus

30 Sep 1994 - 12:00am