When AA set up in Hong Kong in 1969, alcohol dependence carried a stigma of shame and addicts were slow to seek help. Now the organisation is celebrating 50 years in the city and holds more than 40 meetings each week. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

As Alcoholics Anonymous in Hong Kong turns 50, a long-time member describes how he hit rock bottom and was saved from ‘free fall’ drinking

  • Alcoholics Anonymous will hold its 11th annual Hong Kong International Convention on October 26-27
  • Hong’s Kong’s first AA meeting held at the Mariners Club in Tsim Sha Tsui in 1969 lured just two addicts – the men who had called the meeting
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When AA set up in Hong Kong in 1969, alcohol dependence carried a stigma of shame and addicts were slow to seek help. Now the organisation is celebrating 50 years in the city and holds more than 40 meetings each week. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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