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  1. Official youth drug abuse is declining

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee The number of registered young drug abusers fell by nearly 30 per cent last year, with officials attributing the drop to government and community efforts. Commissioner ... suggested the problem was not diminishing. The number of drug abusers under 21 registered with the Central Registry of Drug Abuse by frontline workers such as police and social workers fell to 2,130 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450309/official-youth-drug-abuse-declining
  2. Drug abuse threatens public order, says narcotics bureau

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... become a 'serious political issue' that- if left unchecked- could even put the mainland as a nation in jeopardy. 'Drug abuse is causing the country hugh economic losses,' Mr ... through the Sino-Myanmese border and drug addiction has become a major threat to public order, mainland narcotic officers said yesterday. Vice-Minister of Public Security Luo Feng said in Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446594/drug-abuse-threatens-public-order-says-narcotics-bureau
  3. Shenzhen drug abuse sparks Aids explosion

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Figures show a year-on-year increase of 136 per cent, with addicts the hardest hit Drug abuse has caused an explosion of HIV/Aids cases in Shenzhen, local health authority ... residents of the city. Experts said the sex trade and drug abuse were rife in Shenzhen. They also attributed the surge in the recorded number of HIV/Aids cases to an improved monitoring system, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476525/shenzhen-drug-abuse-sparks-aids-explosion
  4. Youth drug abuse is dark side to festivities

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has stepped up its efforts to curb drug abuse and appears to have enjoyed some success. The overall number of known drug users has fallen. But the battle to combat drug use by the young ... There is, however, an unwelcome byproduct of the passion for partying at this time of year- a rise in the demand for illegal drugs. This year the problem has been particularly serious and it points ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483359/youth-drug-abuse-dark-side-festivities
  5. Rise in new addicts slows to 5pc

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Growth in the number of new mainland drug addicts last year was down considerably on the previous year. Last year 5.6 per cent of the country's drug abusers were new addicts, the National Surveillance Centre on Drug Abuse estimates, compared to 9.3 per cent for 2002. More than half of the new drug takers were under 30 years old, while 8.9 per cent were younger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464431/rise-new-addicts-slows-5pc
  6. Alarming rise in abuse of party drugs

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Security unit reveals overall slide, but a sharp increase in ketamine abusers An 'alarming' increase in the use of party drugs ketamine and Ecstasy by young people ... free drugs by males at parties or discos. They are easily influenced by their peers and think it is a cool trend to follow,' he said, adding that most abusers were school dropouts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483188/alarming-rise-abuse-party-drugs
  7. Guangdong to expand its clean-needle trial for addicts

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... key due to vehement public opposition. Critics believe providing free needles to addicts will encourage drug abuse. But the State Council said the scheme was effective. It has asked local ... realistically it is impossible to stop drug abuse or prostitution at the moment.' He said health authorities would raise publicity to educate people. The expert believed people would gradually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451575/guangdong-expand-its-clean-needle-trial-addicts
  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... since September 2000. The total rental amount was about $800,000. Psychotropic drug abuse cases show 40pc rise A 40 per cent increase has been recorded in the number of psychotropic substance abuse cases in Hong Kong in the past five years, figures from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse show. They were reported by chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics, Choi Yuen-wan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470732/brief
  9. In Brief

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... capacity could be increased by 60 per cent. HK residents repatriated over drugs charges Seventeen Hong Kong residents arrested on the mainland for drug abuse offences were repatriated to Hong Kong ... will continue to educate Hong Kong people about the harmful effects of drug abuse and to explore measures to tackle cross-boundary drug abuse with mainland counterparts,' the spokesman added. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474111/brief
  10. Don't destroy your life

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drug-related books, journals and research reports. The objective of the exhibition is to educate people about the effects of drug abuse by using real-life case-studies showing how drugs have destroyed ... told by a mother whose son died from drug abuse. As a father and grandfather, I fully understand parents' anxieties for their beloved children. I hope that the [InfoCentre] will spread ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460833/dont-destroy-your-life

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