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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Euphoria!

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... a positive attitude. Drugs, alcohol, certain types of food such as chocolate and chillis, have also been found to cause the brain to produce endorphins, but often with some unwanted side effects. One stimulus that makes our brains produce endorphins in large amounts is intense aerobic exercise. This was discovered by accident in the 1970s when scientists were researching drug addiction. Often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420897/euphoria
  4. Study links memory loss to drug abuse

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... This was because, after using drugs for 18 months, he suffered from memory loss that left him unable to study effectively. 'I feel remorseful for giving up my dream because of drug abuse... the adverse effect is so great that one cannot imagine it,' he said. Sing Chai was among many drug abusers who have suffered memory loss and impaired motor coordination that affected their daily lives. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719060/study-links-memory-loss-drug-abuse
  5. Cough syrup abuse targeted in inspections

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Illegal sales of cough syrup by dispensaries- mostly to young drug abusers- are declining following increased inspections, the Department of Health says. There are between 50 ... antibiotics, steroids and medicine for erectile dysfunction. In recent years, cough syrup has been abused by many young drug users. In line with the government's efforts to target drug abusers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725291/cough-syrup-abuse-targeted-inspections
  6. Government urged to educate parents about drug abuse

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... yesterday. The Tai Po Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations called on the government to provide resources to educate parents on how to deal with children who are found to be drug abusers ... in a drug-treatment centre. 'They don't know how to help drug abusers who are undergoing or have completed rehabilitation.' Mr Yuen, who previously worked at the Hei Ling Chau treatment centre, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686966/government-urged-educate-parents-about-drug-abuse
  7. WELFARE: More help for the elderly, the sick, drug abusers, battered wives and job-seekers

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DRUG ABUSE Government Laboratory to buy machines to test hair for drug residues as part of a pilot study of their use. It will examine whether test results can be used in evidence in court cases and aims to transfer the technology to the testing industry in the long term. Scheme for voluntary drug-testing of pupils at schools in Tai Po to be completed next year before testing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695448/welfare-more-help-elderly-sick-drug-abusers-battered-wives-and-job-seekers
  8. Boom times accompanied by the scourge of drug abuse

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... in drug abuse cases. After years of warnings by social workers, the authorities have answered with a decision to set up a powerful anti-drug committee. The government announced this week ... admitted that such a committee was urgently needed to cope with the problem of drug abuse among young people. Young card dealers who are earning a relatively large income in the gaming boom fall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642229/boom-times-accompanied-scourge-drug-abuse
  9. Wake-up call for teenage drug abusers

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Health checks to show consequences of abuse As part of a new government offensive to curb an increasing trend of drug use among youngsters, teenage users will be sent for health ... help identify teenage drug abusers to be sent for checks, might be launched at the end of this year or early next year. She said the government was concerned by recent figures showing a 10 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597176/wake-call-teenage-drug-abusers
  10. Many teenagers who abuse drugs do poorly in IQ test

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee and Clifford Lo Teens who abuse drugs are left with lower mental abilities, with some users functioning at levels classified as mentally retarded, a youth worker group said ... adults with a history of prolonged drug abuse took part, agreeing to undergo IQ tests and a CT scan to reveal any brain damage when the results indicated poor mental abilities. Ben Cheung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558251/many-teenagers-who-abuse-drugs-do-poorly-iq-test

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