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  1. Alarm at cross-border drug abuse

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong is worried about cross-border drug abuse by young people, including those who used illegal drugs on the mainland and trafficked them into the city. In the first nine months of last year, 13.3 per cent of young drug abusers took drugs on the mainland, and the number of young cross-border traffickers was up 80 per cent. ...

  2. youth drug abuse

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Read the following questions carefully and choose the correct answers 1 What kind of behaviour are parents hiring private detectives to investigate? a. bullying b. drug abuse c. theft d. ... is using drugs? a. a month b. two weeks c. four to five days d. half a year 4 What was social worker Lai Kui-yuen's recommendation about the drug-testing scheme? a. private detectives should ...

  3. Drug abuse can't be stopped if only the users are targeted

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... channelled into drug awareness campaigns. Places of education should include in their curriculum appropriate guidance about drug abuse. Campaigns like a 'war on vice' often are, in effect, ... Some recent letters supporting compulsory drug testing in schools reveal a lack of knowledge of the mechanics behind the world trade in narcotics, the ease of drug manufacture ...

  4. Chief singled out youth drug abuse 2 years ago

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Eva Wu and Celine Sun Tackling juvenile drug abuse was identified as one of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's concerns in his policy address after his re-election as chief executive two years ago. Yet, the matter was not given top priority until recently, when reports of drug abuse among young people emerged in June. Mr Tsang said last month that the problem required 'urgent ...

  5. Drug abuse is more rampant than government realises, experts warn

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Li Xianhui, director of the detection department of the Ministry of Public Security's Narcotics Control Bureau, said the number ... Kim Huang The number of drug users on the mainland was on the rise because of widespread use of 'synthetic' drugs such as amphetamine and Ecstasy, a senior official warned ...

  6. Singapore much less cautious in battling youth narcotics abuse

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... government taskforce report on youth drug abuse last year noted that in Singapore, schools did not need government approval for testing. Led by Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, it also studied ... Agnes Lam and Joshua But Where Hong Kong schools are cautious towards voluntary drug testing, their counterparts in Singapore have taken a stringent approach to combating young ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Tsang targets teenage drug abuse

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Agnes Lam and Phyllis Tsang The chief executive is expected to unveil a series of measures in tomorrow's policy address to tackle juvenile drug abuse, including placing students with drug abuse problems in schools for social development. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is also likely to reveal details of the voluntary drug-testing scheme in secondary schools, a public ...

  9. Sharp rise in drug abuse by teenage girls

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Drug abuse among teenage girls has increased by nearly a fifth in the past year, officials have warned, as education chiefs promised extra support for the controversial drug ... for Psychotropic Drug Abusers (CCPSA) needed to be strengthened to ensure drug abusers identified through the scheme had access to rehabilitation. NGOs that sent social workers into schools in Tai Po would ...

  10. Cautious approach won't solve drug abuse problem

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... of students taking drugs across Hong Kong. According to official figures, the number of reported drug abusers aged 20 and below increased by 50 per cent between 2005 and 2008. The rise was more alarming for juveniles aged 16 and below: it was 90 per cent for the same three-year period. In 2008, the total number of reported juvenile drug abusers aged 20 and below was more than 3,000. ...




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