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  1. Fewer reported drug abusers

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The latest government figures show a significant drop in the number of drug abusers, but a social worker says there are still many hidden ones. The number of reported drug abusers in the first three months was down 10.3 per cent year on year, according to advisory body the Action Committee Against Narcotics. The number of drug abusers aged under 21 fell by 10.3 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718140/fewer-reported-drug-abusers
  2. Drug abuse by pupils a worry, but don't panic

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four years in the making, a large-scale government survey presents some striking figures about drug abuse among young students. But take a closer look and the picture may not be so gloomy. The report finds 90 per cent of schools have pupils with drug problems. The survey does not, however, reveal how serious the drug problem is at these schools. The figures on abuse among the 158,089 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707082/drug-abuse-pupils-worry-dont-panic
  3. 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
  4. Bladder agony of young drug abusers

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Young drug abusers suffer painful bladder problems for up to 10 years rather than seek help, doctors treating them at a recently established clinic have found. ... treatment will lead to bladder damage deteriorating to a point that it becomes irreversible even when they stop using drugs and receive treatment,' Tam said. Drug abuse damages the bladder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996045/bladder-agony-young-drug-abusers
  5. Trust is key to fighting youth drug abuse

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We have come to expect bad news about youth drug abuse. So persistent has it been that the government has made fighting the problem a priority and set aside HK$3 billion to fund anti-drug ... is therefore welcome and can help put the issue in perspective. It came this week from the Central Registry for Drug Abuse, which reported that the number of abusers under 21 dropped last year by 3.3 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708932/trust-key-fighting-youth-drug-abuse
  6. Parents, teens need to fight drug abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, I read a news article about teenage users getting drugs from their parents. I don't see how that's possible, but youth drug abuse is becoming more serious in Hong Kong. ... to raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse. Secondly, I think most teenagers who take drugs do so because they want to get their parents' attention. Parents usually spend too much time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710691/parents-teens-need-fight-drug-abuse
  7. Teen drug abusers going undetected

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Drug abusers are going undetected for longer periods, making it harder for social workers to wean them off their habits. According to the government's Central Registry of Drug Abuse, the median time last year for abusers to be discovered from their first drug abuse was 2.8 years, or about 34 months, compared with a 2008 figure of 1.9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984596/teen-drug-abusers-going-undetected
  8. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672670/alarm-cross-border-drug-abuse
  9. The best deterrence for drug abuse: trustworthy information

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his letter ('Get the dealers', April 9), Leung Wai-nok makes an assumption that is increasingly prevalent in the current discourse on drug use: that teenagers take drugs due to peer pressure. Whereas I do not doubt that peers most certainly play a role in teenage drug use, to put it down to such an unclear notion as 'peer pressure' seems worryingly vague. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712180/best-deterrence-drug-abuse-trustworthy-information
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697338/youth-drug-abuse

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