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  1. Tough decisions must be made in fight to curb teen drug abuse

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the UN General Assembly recognised June 26 as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to show its determination to strengthen action to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. It is time to seriously consider measures that will drive down drug abuse and, equally important, protect vulnerable youths from becoming long-term users. ...

  2. Taskforce considers drug-testing students

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The taskforce on youth drug abuse has recommended drug tests to weed out young abusers, the security chief said yesterday at the launch of the Say No to Drugs campaign in Eastern District. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said drug abuse had become more serious and possible school-based drug-testing schemes would be researched. ...

  3. Drug clinics saddled with rising number of young abusers

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

    ... 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 Christian Hospital in October to provide medical support for drug abusers, had been expected to treat 100 cases a year. But it had already treated 62 in the first two months, the hospital's ...

  4. Education the key to drug-abuse fight

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Economic downturns lead to unemployment, which is closely tied to drug abuse. With the number of young people using illegal substances sharply rising in the first half of this year ... be taken have already been provided as a result of a year-long study by the taskforce on youth drug abuse. These will soon be put to the community for consideration. Juvenile drug use has become ...

  5. New police cyber squad fights youth drug abuse

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... are actively following up 10 to 20 cases of suspected drug trafficking and drug abuse,' she said. The four were recruited to join the squad on March 31 and started investigations after receiving ... on youth drug abuse proposed compulsory testing of suspected drug users as a means of early intervention in drug abuse by young people. So far this year, more than 400kg of ketamine has been found ...

  6. Drug abuse clinic set for Kowloon East

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A clinic for drug abusers will be set up at United Christian Hospital next month to cope with a rise in the number of young people using narcotics. It will be the first one in the Hospital Authority's Kowloon East cluster. There are already such clinics in the other clusters to treat drug abusers and provide them with counselling. Michael Yiu Gar-chung, Kowloon East ...

  7. Youth drug abuse cases jump 22pc

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Cases of drug abuse by young people rose 22.4 per cent in the first half of the year to 2,064, compared with 1,686 in the same period last year, the Central Registry of Drug Abuse shows. Overall drug cases rose to 8,657 in the first half, up 3.6 per cent on the same period last year. Heroin remained the most commonly used illegal drug, but the number of heroin users ...

  8. Drama to highlight the dangers of drug abuse

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Security Bureau's Narcotics Division hopes a drama produced by students will help counter rampant drug abuse among young people. Under the programme- launched ... The Narcotics Division hopes the programme will raise awareness of drug abuse among local youth. 'We hope young people will gain more knowledge of drugs by taking part in theatre training. ...

  9. School for drug abusers queries testing students

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Education Bureau under fire for missing talks on taskforce report The city's only private school for teenage drug abusers has questioned the feasibility of compulsory drug ... a report from a taskforce on youth drug abuse, which recommends drug testing on teenagers. Supervisor of Christian Zheng Sheng College Jacob Lam Hay-sing, who will attend the meeting, said he ...

  10. New focus urged in treating drug abusers

    Posted Apr 10th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The Director of Audit has called for a shake-up in treatment programmes for drug abusers to tackle the sharp rise in the use of psychotropic drugs such as Ecstasy and cocaine. New admissions of heroin addicts to methadone clinics have fallen by 77 per cent over the past 10 years to 309 a year, but the number of psychotropic drug abusers with psychiatric problems who ...




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