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  1. Sharp rise reported in drug abuse among girls

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

    ... Zoe Mak There has been a slight drop in the number of people taking drugs but a big increase in abuse by girls, a government body has found. Members of the Action Committee Against Narcotics noted a drop of 2.3 per cent in the total number of reported drug abusers last year compared with 2008. They were also told the number of reported young abusers under the age of 21 had ...

  2. Girls' drug abuse figures rise

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Drug abuse figures for teenage girls has increased by nearly a fifth in the past year, as education chiefs promised extra support for the controversial drug-testing scheme ... for Psychotropic Drug Abusers needed to be strengthened. NGOs that sent social workers into schools in Tai Po would also be provided with additional services, including counselling and support to pupils ...

  3. Youth drug abuse cases jump 22pc

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Cases of drug abuse by young people rose 22.4 per cent in the first half of the year to 2,064, compared with 1,686 in the same period last year, the Central Registry of Drug Abuse shows. Overall drug cases rose to 8,657 in the first half, up 3.6 per cent on the same period last year. Heroin remained the most commonly used illegal drug, but the number of heroin users ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. New health rules target abuse of antibiotics

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that 2.5 million people were admitted to hospital for drug allergies and 200,000 of them died, with 40 per cent of deaths related to antibiotics abuse. He said the national monitoring network ... Zhuang Pinghui Stricter curbs are under way to check the rampant use of antibiotics by doctors and hospitals amid growing fears that overuse will lead to increased drug resistance. ...

  6. UN reports HK's abuse of crystal meth is rising fast

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A United Nations report has highlighted the growing problem of methamphetamine drug abuse in Hong Kong. The detailed analysis by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that 36 per cent of registered drug users in the city abuse ketamine, which has become the primary drug of use among young people. While this comes as little surprise, the report, entitled ...

  7. Fighting the menace

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has for a long time pursued a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal drug use. As police figures published today show a sharp increase in teenage abuse, is it time for the authorities to re-focus their policies on education? ...

  8. 150pc rise in young drug offenders seized

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said yesterday. The department also said more youngsters had been found abusing drugs on the mainland. Twenty-six people aged under 21 were arrested in 25 drug cases up to the middle ... of very small quantities with each case of about one gram. They are believed to be the leftovers after the young abusers took drugs on the mainland,' he said. Three cases out of the 25 ...

  9. More prison time sought for ketamine trafficking

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... new young drug abusers, eight consumed ketamine. 'The problem is a serious one,' said Evelyn Lam man-sai, senior superintendent and deputy head of the Narcotics Bureau. 'We ... The purity of ketamine might be lowered and youngsters might switch to other drugs. The problem remains, however,' he said. Ms Lam said the police were concerned about drug abuse among youths, ...

  10. City shops breaking law on drug sales

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... consultation and 0.3 per cent got the medicine from their relatives or friends. The results of the survey were revealed yesterday. Abuse or overuse of antibiotics could produce drug ... that undermines the effort to restrict overuse of the drugs. A Post undercover investigation yesterday successfully bought two first-line antibiotics- Augmentin and Amoxicillin- without a prescription ...




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