Efforts to curb underage drinking need to go beyond textbook lessons, by reducing stigma around alcohol use and promoting mental health education. Photo: Handout Efforts to curb underage drinking need to go beyond textbook lessons, by reducing stigma around alcohol use and promoting mental health education. Photo: Handout
Efforts to curb underage drinking need to go beyond textbook lessons, by reducing stigma around alcohol use and promoting mental health education. Photo: Handout

Letters | To teach Hong Kong youth about the risks of drinking, start with the mind

  • Just offering lessons on the negative effects of alcohol use is neither sufficient nor effective, as effective education starts with reducing stigma around drinking
  • Alcohol abuse prevention must include mental health education, including helping young people develop healthy strategies for coping with stress and supporting their peers

Topic |   Mental health
Efforts to curb underage drinking need to go beyond textbook lessons, by reducing stigma around alcohol use and promoting mental health education. Photo: Handout Efforts to curb underage drinking need to go beyond textbook lessons, by reducing stigma around alcohol use and promoting mental health education. Photo: Handout
Efforts to curb underage drinking need to go beyond textbook lessons, by reducing stigma around alcohol use and promoting mental health education. Photo: Handout
READ FULL ARTICLE