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  1. Teen drug abusers going undetected

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Drug abusers are going undetected for longer periods, making it harder for social workers to wean them off their habits. According to the government's Central Registry of Drug Abuse, the median time last year for abusers to be discovered from their first drug abuse was 2.8 years, or about 34 months, compared with a 2008 figure of 1.9 ...

  2. More hitting the bottle when times get tough

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A university researcher says his new survey reveals it's time for a programme devoted to dealing with alcohol abuse Nearly 10 per cent of working-age Hongkongers use alcohol ... a psychiatry professor at the university, said although alcohol abuse in Hong Kong had not become as severe as in Japan and South Korea, it was time the city set up a centre devoted to treatment ...

  3. End this mental manipulation and emotional abuse of children

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is as insidious as slapping your child across the face, but the long-term consequences are even more disastrous. It is parental alienation, a form of child abuse that involves breaking ... abuse of children with the sole purpose of destroying the loving and warm relationships they once shared with their parents. Examples include speaking negatively about a parent to, or in front ...

  4. One woman's story of abuse

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Support from SoulTalk enabled Cara (not her real name) to turn her life around after 25 years of marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband. Despite years of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, she stayed because without a job or money, she felt unable to support their daughter if she left. As a battered wife, she attended group sessions at SoulTalk, working up ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... could potentially influence our understanding of drug and alcohol abuse in humans, since previous studies have detailed similarities between signalling pathways in fruit flies and mammals,' ... population, which included 433 COPD patients and 325 controlled subjects. Sex, alcohol and fruit flies A new discovery by University of Missouri researchers in the US could lead to a greater ...

  6. It's wrong to pull the plug on a GST

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and services or value-added tax. They tell a simple story: an 80 per cent tax is excessive. Dr Santos' letter seems to confuse wine with other alcohol, and alcohol abuse with wine drinking. Certainly, there is such abuse in the US, with 40 per cent of revenue earned by the alcohol industry from underage and problem drinkers. Abuse has also been widely reported in China and Russia. ...

  7. Social workers turn to alcohol and tranquillisers, survey finds

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 10 per cent of social workers used alcohol or tranquillisers to ease the pressure of their workload, a survey has found. The Baptist University's social work ... and anxiety. Though most of the social workers polled said they sought help from families, colleagues and friends, 10 per cent said they drank alcohol or took tranquillisers for relief from stress. ...

  8. Pointers for tip-top health

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doctor to discuss health issues such as prostate problems, STDs or alcohol abuse. Stop smoking. Get enough sleep. Get a hobby. ...

  9. Black Earth

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... town, and in Sakhalin in the east, as everywhere else, are epidemics of HIV, TB, suicide, drug abuse and alcoholism. ...

  10. Tiger, Tiger

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... mother of a daughter, tells about her alcoholic father and mentally ill mother, who allowed her to spend time with Peter, although her father referred to him as 'that man' and once ... the book exposes the easy-to-miss signs of childhood sexual abuse. ...




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