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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Alcohol abuse may be worsening among Aborigines, warns Gillard

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ...-related accidents and abuse,” she added. “People are witnessing more alcohol-related violence. In and around Alice Springs over the Christmas-New Year period there were at least five alcohol ... a mixed report on tackling indigenous disadvantage. Gillard took aim at local governments rolling back strict alcohol bans on Aborigines in the nation’s fifth annual “Closing the Gap” address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1144424/alcohol-abuse-may-be-worsening-among-aborigines-warns-gillard
  2. News - World

    Glee star Cory Monteith died of heroin, alcohol overdose

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 10:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vancouver Cory Monteith, the 31-year-old heart-throb of Fox Television’s musical-comedy series Glee, died of an apparently accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol, Canadian ... mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol”. It said Monteith’s death was unlikely to have been intentional. “There is absolutely nothing at this point, no evidence to suggest this is anything ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1284525/glee-star-cory-monteith-died-heroin-alcohol-overdose
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Teen drinkers to be targeted at Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Rugby chiefs join forces with support group for second year to tackle alcohol problems at event Teen drinkers at Sevens targeted Hong Kong Sevens ... and the Kely Support Group will stress the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption to young fans at the tournament, which starts on Friday at the Hong Kong Stadium. Binge drinking at the event has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1192564/teen-drinkers-be-targeted-hong-kong-sevens
  4. Comment - Letters

    Trying to curb hidden drug abuse

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by LETTERS

    ... Scheme needed as hidden drug abuse problem gets worse It has been over a month since the Action Committee Against Narcotics (Acan) launched the public consultation exercise on the RESCUE Drug Testing Scheme (RDT). I want to address a few frequently asked questions. First, some people believe drug abuse is not much different from alcoholism or addictive gambling, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1346890/trying-curb-hidden-drug-abuse
  5. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... and not attracting attention." The police claims are backed by observations by the Kely Support Group, a non-government-funded, fully bilingual youth charity that specialises in helping drug and alcohol addicts. Teenage drug use across the board was escalating, the group said. "Based on our consultations and work in the community, there is wide speculation that hidden [or secret] drug abuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214101/drug-dealers-selling-more-esf-school-students-hong-kong-police
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Police will help schools prevent drug abuse, says Hong Kong researcher

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, DANNY LEE

    ... Christy Choi and Danny Lee Researcher says force can act as back-up, after International School is probed over expulsions Schools 'should contact police to stop drug abuse' Schools should not be worried about contacting police if they find their students using drugs because the force will not immediately book them, a drug abuse researcher says. "Reporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1272024/police-will-help-schools-prevent-drug-abuse-says-hong-kong-researcher
  7. Sport - Other Sport

    Swim coach sentenced to 7 years for sex abuse

    Posted May 24th 2013, 10:12am by Associated Press in Rockville, Maryland

    ... the allegations, had never committed another act of child sexual abuse and successfully kicked an alcohol habit. “Mr. Curl didn’t deny it, he didn’t take it to trial, he hasn’t misled anyone ... Associated Press in Rockville, Maryland A once-prominent swimming coach who trained thousands of children was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for sexually abusing one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1244861/swim-coach-sentenced-7-years-sex-abuse
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Regular drinkers had first taste of alcohol early

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Regular drinkers had first taste of alcohol early Almost all of a group of young women who had become regular drinkers had their first drink when they were underage, a survey found. The survey, conducted by frontline social workers from October last year to January, involved 321 girls and women aged 12 to 24 who had drunk alcohol at least once a week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1212487/regular-drinkers-had-first-taste-alcohol-early
  9. Comment - Letters

    Helping parents curb teen drug abuse

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Offering parents help to prevent drug abuse within the family Life Education Activity Programme (LEAP) wholly endorses the statement by Winnie Kwan in advocating that education is the key to ensuring that more young people are fully aware of the dangers involved in drug abuse ("Try harder with anti-drug drive publicity", March 18). LEAP is the leading drug prevention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1198994/helping-parents-curb-teen-drug-abuse
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    James Bond drank too much alcohol, say British doctors

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 02:27am by AP

    ... of James Bond novels say the spy regularly drank more than four times the recommended limit of alcohol per week. Their research was published in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the medical ... was unable to drink, such as when he was in hospital, in rehab or imprisoned. The academics found that the spy also known as 007 drank about 92 units of alcohol a week; more than four times the safe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1380151/james-bond-drank-too-much-alcohol-say-british-doctors

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