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  1. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... addicts. Teenage drug use across the board was escalating, the group said. "Based on our consultations and work in the community, there is wide speculation that hidden [or secret] drug abuse ... Cash-rich pupils buying cannabis; three peddlers arrested in six months Police have warned of "an alarming increase" in drug dealers who sell to schoolchildren - in particular, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214101/drug-dealers-selling-more-esf-school-students-hong-kong-police
  2. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com With abusers staying under radar for longer, it's time to look at 'mandatory' testing, says drugs tsar who plans to put issue to the public Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda The number of years drug abusers are staying below the radar has doubled in the last five years, Hong Kong's drugs tsar revealed yesterday as she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196602/hidden-drug-use-puts-tests-agenda
  3. Comment - Letters

    Drug abusers need early screening

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:43am

    ... Drug abusers need early screening for their sake and ours I refer to your editorial, (" Drug testing plans need full debate " October 15). First and foremost, contrary to your ... drug abusers with serious, even irreversible, health problems raise questions about whether, as a community, we should consider an additional measure to identify those with drug problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1334622/drug-abusers-need-early-screening
  4. Comment - Letters

    Trying to curb hidden drug abuse

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by LETTERS

    ... Scheme needed as hidden drug abuse problem gets worse It has been over a month since the Action Committee Against Narcotics (Acan) launched the public consultation exercise on the RESCUE Drug Testing Scheme (RDT). I want to address a few frequently asked questions. First, some people believe drug abuse is not much different from alcoholism or addictive gambling, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1346890/trying-curb-hidden-drug-abuse
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must heed the lonely cries of its young drug abusers

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by CHUNG TANG

    ... Chung Tang Chung Tang calls for engagement to address low self-esteem and despair Heed the lonely cries ofour young drug abusers The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit ... abuse cases in Hong Kong and an estimated rate for hidden abuse that is much higher, the city certainly understands how illicit drugs can destroy lives and undermine societies. While the number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1268783/hong-kong-must-heed-lonely-cries-its-young-drug-abusers
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Police will help schools prevent drug abuse, says Hong Kong researcher

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, DANNY LEE

    ... Christy Choi and Danny Lee Researcher says force can act as back-up, after International School is probed over expulsions Schools 'should contact police to stop drug abuse' Schools should not be worried about contacting police if they find their students using drugs because the force will not immediately book them, a drug abuse researcher says. "Reporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1272024/police-will-help-schools-prevent-drug-abuse-says-hong-kong-researcher
  7. Comment - Letters

    Helping parents curb teen drug abuse

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Offering parents help to prevent drug abuse within the family Life Education Activity Programme (LEAP) wholly endorses the statement by Winnie Kwan in advocating that education is the key to ensuring that more young people are fully aware of the dangers involved in drug abuse ("Try harder with anti-drug drive publicity", March 18). LEAP is the leading drug prevention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1198994/helping-parents-curb-teen-drug-abuse
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says the finding of falling drug use among Hong Kong youth does not reflect the full extent of the danger of abuse they face Hidden depths Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1201146/darker-dangers-ignored-youth-drug-abuse-figures
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China continues rights abuses despite ditching labour camps, says Amnesty

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:55pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China is increasingly using extra-judicial “black jails” and drug rehabilitation centres to punish people who would formerly have been sent to forced labour camps, ... said Corinna-Barbara Francis, Amnesty’s China researcher. The abuses and torture are continuing, just in a different way Corinna-Barbara Francis “The abuses and torture are continuing, just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1384193/china-continues-rights-abuses-despite-ditching-labour-camps-says-amnesty
  10. News - Asia - CRIME

    Actresses get suspended jail terms for abusing propofol, which killed Jacko

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Stars sentenced for abusing propofol, Jacko's killer Three South Korean actresses have been handed suspended jail terms for abusing propofol ... the prescription drug for non-medical purposes. Watch: South Korean actresses Jang Mi-in-ae at a film release All three were found guilty by the Seoul Central District Court yesterday and received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1366078/actresses-get-suspended-jail-terms-abusing-propofol-which-killed-jacko

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