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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. 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
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708900/sharp-rise-reported-drug-abuse-among-girls
  4. Drug clinics saddled with rising number of young abusers

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip New drug abuse clinics are facing overwhelming demand as the number of young drug abusers continues to climb. The Kowloon East Substance Abuse Clinic, which opened at United Christian Hospital in October to provide medical support for drug abusers, had been expected to treat 100 cases a year. But it had already treated 62 in the first two months, the hospital's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664445/drug-clinics-saddled-rising-number-young-abusers
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692013/girls-drug-abuse-figures-rise
  6. Drug abuse spreads to elite schools

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Drug abuse has penetrated schools across the city, with students in well-off districts taking cocaine and those from underprivileged areas taking ketamine. 'Alarming' figures from a city-wide chain of counselling centres for drug abusers show that 394 school students were found to have drug abuse problems between January last year and March this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673232/drug-abuse-spreads-elite-schools
  7. Surge in young drug abusers

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The number of reported young drug abusers surged 10 per cent to more than 1,600 in the first half of this year, police said yesterday, adding that cheaper prices could have been a factor. There was a 10.7 per cent rise in the number of drug abusers under 21, up from 1,487 in the first half of last year to 1,646 this year, according to the latest Central Registry of Drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613705/surge-young-drug-abusers
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654150/youth-drug-abuse-cases-jump-22pc
  9. Alarm at rise in number of teenage drug abusers

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Lilian Goh

    ... Agnes Lam and Lilian Goh Police and a rehabilitation centre are concerned about the increasing number of teenage drug abusers, with figures showing a rise in arrests. Speaking at a forum on teenage drug abuse prevention in Sheung Shui yesterday, Regional Commander (New Territories North) Cheung Siu-wah said there had been a significant increase in arrests. Forty-three youngsters aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598586/alarm-rise-number-teenage-drug-abusers
  10. 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

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