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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Thousands of students are 'hidden' drug abusers who need rehab, experts estimate

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang As many as 4,000 students might be drug abusers, a leading anti-drug advocate estimated yesterday. Statistics from last year's government Central Registry of Drug Abuse report suggested that there were 3,000 drug abusers in Hong Kong under the age of 21, of which 900 were secondary students, said Action Committee Against Narcotics chairman Daniel Shek Tan-lei. ...

  5. Surge in drug crimes, family abuse

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... dismissed suggestions that the city had become a drug trafficking centre but noted a rising trend in the number of young abusers. 'We arrested 204 youngsters in the first half of last year, ... warned that young drug abusers were not restricting themselves to discos or karaoke bars- common targets of police raids. 'They take drugs at home, schools, public housing estates and even ...

  6. Kicking the habit

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Director of Audit has called for a shake-up in treatment programmes for drug abusers to curb the sharp rise in the use of psychotropic drugs. Is enough being done to help addicts quit? Write to us. ...

  7. Numbers mask severity of drug problem, police say

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong and Simpson Cheung On paper, Hong Kong has fewer newly reported drug-abuse cases. But in reality, police and social workers are concerned that the problem is getting worse. ... of Drug Abusers agreed. 'The venues for drug taking have become more hidden,' said the executive director of the group, Angelique Tam. From January to May of this year, the total number ...

  8. War on drugs is a fight this community can win

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For years, the city's drug problem- measured in terms of the number of cases and abusers- has been in slow decline. Alarmingly, it has reversed course since last year. The change is being attributed to a significant rise in drug abuse among young people. This is according to the government's special taskforce on youth drug abuse, set up six months ago on the orders ...

  9. Doubts on drug testing of under-21s

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Frontline social workers fear that proposed drug testing of youngsters under 21 might further alienate young abusers from the community. And in a university forum yesterday, ... November by the Taskforce on Youth Drug Abuse- led by Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung- to fight increasing youth drug use. The Central Registry of Drug Abuse said the number of reported abusers ...

  10. Education the key to anti-drug culture

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it sees as important as part of a basket of measures to fight youth drug abuse. But they are an extra-curricular elective with possible ethical, legal and privacy implications. Their worth ... is treading a delicate line between respect for values and sensitivity to community concerns about drugs. Statistics and surveys on youth drug abuse paint an uncertain picture. The figures do not seem ...




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