Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Cocaine, gambling, and ghosts: a day in the life of Hong Kong’s overloaded social workers
“Most of the cases who report they’ve seen ghosts will have additional bizarre behaviour, like hiding specific objects in their home to dispel them, so we try to give them better alternatives, like maybe trying psychiatric drugs to make the ghosts go away,” says Chan.
“I sent my son to school and then I started drinking – I would fall asleep a lot and I couldn’t remember anything,” Ng says. “I screamed after I got drunk. I would scream as loud as I could after getting home and closing the door.”