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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Tough decisions must be made in fight to curb teen drug abuse

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the UN General Assembly recognised June 26 as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to show its determination to strengthen action to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. It is time to seriously consider measures that will drive down drug abuse and, equally important, protect vulnerable youths from becoming long-term users. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642945/tough-decisions-must-be-made-fight-curb-teen-drug-abuse
  5. Chief singled out youth drug abuse 2 years ago

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Eva Wu and Celine Sun Tackling juvenile drug abuse was identified as one of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's concerns in his policy address after his re-election as chief executive two years ago. Yet, the matter was not given top priority until recently, when reports of drug abuse among young people emerged in June. Mr Tsang said last month that the problem required 'urgent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689883/chief-singled-out-youth-drug-abuse-2-years-ago
  6. 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
  7. Drug abuse eases slightly among young people

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Maggie Ng The number of young drug abusers fell last year, although there was a rise in the number of new cases involving girls. The number of abusers aged under 21 dropped 3.3 per cent to 3,359 from 3,473 in 2008, according to the government-run Central Registry of Drug Abuse. The number of registered drug users- both adults and children- also dipped 2.3 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708819/drug-abuse-eases-slightly-among-young-people
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666646/drug-abuse-cant-be-stopped-if-only-users-are-targeted
  9. Labour camp looms for HK drug abusers on mainland

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Clifford Lo

    ... arrested for using drugs. Chen Shaobo, chief executive officer of the Guangdong Narcotics Control Commission, said yesterday that drug abusers faced up to 15 days in custody after being arrested ... of anti-drugs officers from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong. They had gathered to share their experiences in fighting drug abuse and smuggling. Meanwhile, officials said the first drug arrest had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600485/labour-camp-looms-hk-drug-abusers-mainland
  10. Drug abuse is more rampant than government realises, experts warn

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Li Xianhui, director of the detection department of the Ministry of Public Security's Narcotics Control Bureau, said the number ... Kim Huang The number of drug users on the mainland was on the rise because of widespread use of 'synthetic' drugs such as amphetamine and Ecstasy, a senior official warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684994/drug-abuse-more-rampant-government-realises-experts-warn

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