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  1. Comment - Letters

    Early identification of drug abuse is so important

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... Early identification of abuse is crucial in war against illegal drugs The Action Committee Against Narcotics launched the public consultation on the Rescue drug-testing scheme in September. It hopes the scheme [extending police powers for drug testing] will enhance early identification of drug abusers. At present, individuals may have had a long history of abuse before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1419469/early-identification-drug-abuse-so-important
  2. 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
  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 - 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... by August.   Report reveals Hong Kong's drug figures Commissioner for Narcotics Erika Hui announces the Central Registry of Drug Abuse figures on Hong Kong's drug situation in 2012 as well as announcing the findings of the 2011-2012 Survey of Drug Use Among Students. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1195685/talking-points
  8. Comment - Letters

    All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by LETTERS

    ... All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first established by the United Nations in 1987 to strengthen global efforts towards a society free of drug abuse. Today, it serves as a reminder of the ongoing war that is being fought around the world on illicit drug use and trafficking. It also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1543927/all-citizens-can-work-towards-healthy-drug-free-hong-kong
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the effectiveness of treatment is a worthy objective. Unfortunately it is not that simple, as a government advisory body has found. Since drug abuse on its own is self-harm, it is not to be compared ... of drug abuse, especially among people under 21, the committee advocated the scheme because it believed there had been a rise in drug abuse at home which was easier to hide. The consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  10. Comment - Letters

    Organisation wants to help educate parents to be anti-drugs role models

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Parents have vital role in preventing drug abuse by children We concur strongly with Yang Lam in advocating that parents have an important role to play in the fight against youth drug abuse ("Parents can help to curb drug abuse", September 23). As an organisation that provides health awareness and drug prevention programmes to help young people establish a healthy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1050310/organisation-wants-help-educate-parents-be-anti-drugs-role-models

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