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  1. Drug abuse is another factor

    Posted Dec 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... correlation between contracting Aids and drug abuse among young people, drugs expose teenagers to the risk of unsafe sex, said Neda Ng Hei-tung, assistant prevention officer at Aids Concern. 'The problem of drug abuse has become serious in recent years. Some teenage drug-takers we have talked to have experienced sexual diseases or abortion.' As a result, Ms Ng and her colleagues ...

  2. Minority drug abusers' rehab needs not being met

    Posted Sep 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by Christian groups, they said many drug abusers with Muslim backgrounds were reluctant to seek their services. The comments came yesterday as Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony members met to discuss a study of drug abuse among ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. 'Many ethnic minority drug abusers do not speak Cantonese or read Chinese. They have difficulties seeking help from social ...

  3. Appeal for action to fight teen drug abuse

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee At least 100 social workers are appealing to the government to provide early intervention programmes to help young drug users. The move comes after two programmes were closed because of a lack of government funding. The appeal is the first initiative of the Concern Group for Youth Drug Abuse, which was formed last month by volunteer social workers from youth outreach ...

  4. Language barrier stalls healing of minority drug abusers

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arthur Fang Drug abusers from ethnic minorities in Hong Kong find it difficult to receive help because of the language barrier, research conducted by Chinese University shows. Language ... of all addicts in Hong Kong are from ethnic minorities, Mr Gurung suggested that the government should recruit more social workers who speak languages the drug abusers can understand. He is now ...

  5. Many teenagers who abuse drugs do poorly in IQ test

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee and Clifford Lo Teens who abuse drugs are left with lower mental abilities, with some users functioning at levels classified as mentally retarded, a youth worker group said ... adults with a history of prolonged drug abuse took part, agreeing to undergo IQ tests and a CT scan to reveal any brain damage when the results indicated poor mental abilities. Ben Cheung ...

  6. Experts discuss ways to deal with HK's drug problem

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 7.13pm: Early intervention was one of the most effective ways to help drug abusers in Hong Kong, a police narcotics division spokesman said on Tuesday. The spokesman was addressing the 'Seminar on Youth Drug Abuse Problem' organised by the Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau at the Hong Kong Central Library on Tuesday. More than 200 ...

  7. Children succumb to drug temptation

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Researchers find that a quarter of abusers pick up the habit before the age of 14 More than 30 youngsters questioned in a survey into drug abuse have admitted taking up ... as the most comprehensive study of the abuse of so-called soft drugs among Hong Kong's youth. The researchers found that close to one-third of the young people interviewed had for some time used ...

  8. Fighting the menace

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has for a long time pursued a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal drug use. As police figures published today show a sharp increase in teenage abuse, is it time for the authorities to re-focus their policies on education? ...

  9. Social networks help abusers conquer habit

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... in life. Their partner would support them and persuade them to quit drugs.' But when positive factors disappear, they fall back into addiction. Contrary to the assumption that drug abusers ... Sherry Lee Cough syrup abusers are motivated to overcome their addiction when they return to school, find a stable job or enter into a relationship, research by Caritas has found. Caritas ...

  10. Alarm at jump in number of drug users under 21

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arthur Fang The number of reported young drug abusers surged in the first three months of the year, despite a drop in the number of addicts. This brought a call for the government to reach ... period last year, Central Registry of Drug Abuse figures show. At the same time the number aged over 21 fell 12.7 per cent, leading to an overall drop of 8.5 per cent. There are now 4,566 ...




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