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  1. Girl arrested for suspected drug abuse

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was the fourth this month of drug abuse among Hong Kong students. The chairman of the Action Committee against Narcotics, Daniel Shek Tan-lei, says teenage drug abuse has become serious. 'But I want to stress the problem is still under control,' he said, adding figures from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse revealed a drop in the number of young drug abusers. ...

  2. More prison time sought for ketamine trafficking

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... of this year from 76 in the whole of last year, according to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse. Police and social workers both recognised containment of drug supply had its limitations. 'If ... Martin Wong Police are pushing for tougher penalties for ketamine trafficking as popularity of the party drug remains high among young users. Figures from the Central Registry of Drug ...

  3. Ketamine users as young as 13 held in raids

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Martin Wong

    ... came as figures from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse showed the number of known new ketamine abusers under 21 increased to 1,300 in the first half of the year, compared with 873 for all ... of new cocaine abusers under the age of 21 had reached 131 in the first six months of the year from 76 in the whole of last year, according to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse. Police ...

  4. Anti-drug campaigns wide of mark: survey

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yick-ming said more work should be done on the prevention of drug abuse. She said the government's Central Registry of Drug Abuse only received reports from abusers voluntarily, while a city-wide assessment was only run every four years. 'A comprehensive survey should be completed every two years to keep track of drug-abuse trends and establish more accurate anti-narcotics ...

  5. Rise in youth drug use causes concern

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Ecstasy. Drug abusers are defined in the Security Bureau's Central Registry of Drug Abuse as those who have come into contact with or been reported by law enforcement agencies, treatment ... Ng Kang-chung A revelation that there has been a 57 per cent increase in the number of drug abusers under the age of 21 in the past four years has given urgency to government ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Ketamine 'is new generation's heroin'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Bureau head Chief Superintendent Kenny Ip Lau-chuen said. Central Registry of Drug Abuse figures show 581 ketamine abusers under 21 were recorded in the first quarter of this year, compared ... abusers, like we have done in the case of heroin.' Mr Ip said the drug's low production cost and high profit margin helped boost its popularity. He said 1 gram of ketamine cost $2 ...

  8. Schools drug deals 'not very common'

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... on HK$1,000 police bail yesterday. The four girls arrested on Monday were earlier released on police bail of HK$500. Mr Lee said 24 drug abuse cases were reported at schools last year, according to figures from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse. The minister told legislators most drug abuse occurred at home or in entertainment premises. 'The commissioner for narcotics has already held ...

  9. Drug clinics saddled with rising number of young abusers

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... compared with the same period last year, the Central Registry of Drug Abuse said yesterday. Ketamine remained the most common psychotropic substance abused, marking a year-on-year increase of 27.2 ... Amy Nip New drug abuse clinics are facing overwhelming demand as the number of young drug abusers continues to climb. The Kowloon East Substance Abuse Clinic, which opened at United ...

  10. Trust is key to fighting youth drug abuse

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is therefore welcome and can help put the issue in perspective. It came this week from the Central Registry for Drug Abuse, which reported that the number of abusers under 21 dropped last year by 3.3 ... We have come to expect bad news about youth drug abuse. So persistent has it been that the government has made fighting the problem a priority and set aside HK$3 billion to fund anti-drug ...




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