History & Mission

History & Mission


The Mission of the CDAC is to prevent initiation into drug misuse and to minimize drug-related harm. This is achieved through educational programs which raise community awareness, develop social skills and promote healthy lifestyle choices.

Increase in knowledge about drug and health-related issues

Increase in skills on health management, build and maintain a healthy social life, as well as say no to smoking and drug

Engaging different professions in knowledge exchange on drug-related topics and interventions


社區藥物教育輔導會於 1985 年成立,是一個致力推動藥物教育及健康教育的非津助社會服務機構,本會成立初期有賴一群熱心關注青少年濫用藥物問題的家長及專業人士的支持;經過三十多年的不斷努力開拓及經驗累積,社區藥物教育輔導會現已發展成一個專業的社會服務機構,為社區提供適切的健康抗毒教育服務及預防吸毒服務。

What is CDAC?

CDAC is a bilingual charitable organization that was established in 1985, and is currently a member agency of the Hong Kong Community Chest and Hong Kong Council of Social Services. It was formed by a group of parents and volunteer professionals, who all shared a common concern – teenage drug abuse in Hong Kong. Having over twenty years of experience and exposure in drug education, CDAC remains dedicated to continuing our founders’ work, with aims to raise more community awareness about drug misuse in Hong Kong.

We conduct programmes for young people, addressing issues related to Drugs (legal or illegal), Smoking, Alcohol and Healthy Lifestyle Alternatives. All our programmes are interactive and tailor-made to ensure flexibility around different age groups, special needs and backgrounds of the youths while integrating them fully into the existing school curriculum. We also offer training workshops for teachers and parents, which provide knowledge of current drug issues; skills on how to approach youths; locally relevant community resource information as well as referral options.

It is important that we encourage Hong Kong’s youths to adopt a positive attitude towards body image, encourage them to enhance their knowledge of drugs and current drug issues, and to increase repertoire of skills for how to cope with societal pressures. The objective of CDAC is to provide guidance and knowledge, allowing youths to decide themselves that they want to live healthy lifestyles. If you would like to know more about our programmes or would like us to visit your school, please feel free to contact us.