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  1. Problem drinkers

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While average alcohol consumption in Hong Kong is falling, the number of problem drinkers is rising. Should greater efforts be made to educate the public on the dangers of alcohol abuse? Write to us. ...

  2. Education needed about the dangers of alcohol

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...-dependence syndrome is increasing. This is particularly worrying, as the illness is the most serious form of alcohol abuse, involving severe addiction. Experts suggest that it might only be the tip ... been suggestions from the medical profession that a single glass a day can even be beneficial. But social drinking can, for some, lead to a dependency on alcohol and to abuse- especially ...

  3. Should Hong Kong raise the drinking age above 18?

    Posted Sep 20th 2004, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... be treated in the same way. Alcohol abuse accurs at all ages. The problem is not at which age you start, but how educated you are. The focus should be on controlling 'sexy advertising' of alcoholic drinks and educating people about the dangers of alcohol abuse. Moreover, even if you start drinking at an older age, you could get addicted and have problems. My point is: Where do you ...

  4. Calculating the cost of alcohol addiction

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... such as an eye-opener in the morning. For each recorded case of alcohol dependence, there could be many less severe instances of alcohol abusers or excessive drinkers, Dr Lee said. Leung Shung-pun, head of Hong ... his motorcycle was hit by a car driven by a drunk. The Department of Health warns that alcohol abuse can lead to a long list of health risks. They include vitamin B1 deficiency, damage ...


    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nell Raven

    ... parts of the world, including Britain, where alcohol abuse is now the biggest killer of women, and the US. 'For many decades, the incidence of alcohol and other drugs problems has been ... in women,' says Lee. 'Women may, therefore, be more prone to using alcohol as a means of soothing depression.' Problem drinkers are most commonly categorised as alcohol abusers, meaning ...

  6. Looking for Spinoza

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... those feelings with alcohol, drugs of abuse, medical drugs, food, real sex, virtual sex, all manner of feel-good consumption, and feel-good social and religious practices.' Drawing ...

  7. Away from You

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin Away from You by Melanie Finn Penguin $105 After the death of her estranged father, Ellie returns to Kenya, the country of her birth, to sort out his affairs. He has left her a huge inheritance, but she suspects that much of it was earned illegally. She's also sure that her father, an alcoholic who abused her as a child, was involved ...

  8. Cold war hangover cure for HK boozers

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of alcohol abuse. The powdered herbal treatment, which will sell for $20 a packet in convenience stores, restaurants and karaoke bars, was developed by Russian scientists and carried by Soviet agents ... regulatory authority here.' Dr Mackay said that even if KGB reduced hangovers it might disguise other effects of alcohol abuse such as liver damage, harm to unborn babies and the threat ...

  9. Camels to help haul aboriginal town out of poverty

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... wracked by alcohol abuse, petrol sniffing, unemployment and domestic violence. 'We've got nothing here,' said Dexson Ward, 42, one of the Aborigines taking part in the project. ... by the Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal Corporation, with the help of a A$50,000 donation from the Winemakers' Federation of Australia, in recognition of the damage that alcohol has done to aboriginal ...

  10. Trouble in paradise as islanders burn police outpost

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... more than 40 separate tribes, who were forcibly removed from the mainland and relocated in church-run missions. Its current population of 4,000 Aborigines suffer from chronic drug and alcohol abuse, 90 per cent unemployment, and an average life expectancy of about 50. Queensland Premier Peter Beattie called for Aboriginal leaders to rein in the violence and await the results ...




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