An increasing number of people in Vietnam have developed mental illnesses caused by chronic alcohol addiction, impacting their own lives as well as those of their families. An increasing number of people in Vietnam have developed mental illnesses caused by chronic alcohol addiction, impacting their own lives as well as those of their families. Alcoholics are increasingly being admitted to major hospitals across Vietnam to receive treatment for mental disorders brought about by their long term abuse of alcohol. According to Huynh Thanh Hien, a doctor from the Ho Chi Minh City Mental Health Hospital, about 25 percent of patients at the infirmary are being treated for alcohol-related mental illnesses. One of the patients, L.N.L., a 49-year-old resident of District 3, has been receiving treatment at the hospital after attacking his own father while under the influence of alcohol. L. has been drinking for 25 years, consuming up to a liter of alcohol on a daily basis. After ten years … [Read more...] about Alcohol-induced mental disorders on the rise in Vietnam
Psychological influences on consumer behavior
Resettlement efforts for Lai Chau hydropower plant accelerating Over 1,800 of the 2,000 households living in the area designated to be the reservoir of Lai Chau hydro-power plant have been relocated to new resettlement areas in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau. These areas in Nam Nhun and Muong Te districts have access to paved roads, schooling, electricity, power and other welfare facilities like cultural houses and medical stations. The displaced will also receive farming land to ease their transition. The remaining households will move into their new homes by the second quarter of this year, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment. Nearly 90 percent of the funds allocated for compensation has been disbursed, said Acting Chief of the resettlement project Tran Van Dung. Construction on the 1,200MW Lai Chau hydropower plant began in early 2011 in Nam Hang commune, Nam Nhun district, with a total investment of 35.7 trillion VND (1.7 billion … [Read more...] about Social News 15/3
The slaughtering of a family that occurred in the course of a robbery in Bac Giang Province has dominated the headlines recently. The alleged perpetrator was under 18 years of age, underscoring Ministry of Public Security statistics that reflect a rise in juvenile crime. Viet Nam News reporters Thu Huong Le and Quynh Hoa Tran gathered some insights into the role society plays in educating young people and preventing juvenile crime. Most Venerable Thich Chon Thien, Member of the National Assembly, permanent vice president of the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (Thien has a degree in educational psychology and psychotherapy from Ohio University in the US): Under Buddhist concepts, all crimes are traced back to three common traits of human psychology: greed, anger and delusion. The stronger these grow, the more serious crimes people commit. We have to control these psychologies by understanding what causes them. What is happening in society that ignites human desires? Teens experience a … [Read more...] about Parents and schools share blame for juvenile crime
The following article delves into the objectives of the draft Advertising Law and proposes a more feasible set of provisions Ultimately, the draft Advertising Law aims to control the development of this activity and, in so doing, cater for enterprises, organizations and individuals that wish to propagate their messages. Therefore, the law should be realistic and ensure that good advertisements, non-profit or otherwise, will flourish. The draft on which the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism is gathering feedback and which is expected to undergo the Government's evaluation in April 2011 has fallen short of these requirements. Installing an outdoor advertising board in HCM City To begin with, the draft holds that advertising introduces an agency, enterprise, product or service (non-profit or otherwise) to the public. This definition fails to clarify the means and forms of advertising. The essence of advertising and how it differs from, for example, sale promotions, remain … [Read more...] about Advertising Law -What Is The Target?