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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says the finding of falling drug use among Hong Kong youth does not reflect the full extent of the danger of abuse they face Hidden depths Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Alarming rise in abuse of party drugs

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Security unit reveals overall slide, but a sharp increase in ketamine abusers An 'alarming' increase in the use of party drugs ketamine and Ecstasy by young people ... free drugs by males at parties or discos. They are easily influenced by their peers and think it is a cool trend to follow,' he said, adding that most abusers were school dropouts ...

  5. Police may target six drugs in crackdown in drug driving

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Six drugs most commonly abused by Hong Kong people have been shortlisted as the targets in a government move to tackle drug driving. Under a proposal to be unveiled next week, ... are asked to provide body fluid, such as saliva, for testing, but there was little proof the test used there would be as effective on ketamine- an abusive drug favoured by Hong Kong teenagers. ...

  6. Family decay makes job harder: drugs tsar

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Societal changes 'central to narcotics battle' Weaker family ties are making the battle against drug abuse tougher than ever, according to the chairman of the Action ... society. The Central Registry of Drug Abuse said the number of reported abusers under the age of 21 increased 18 per cent to 2,729 in the first three quarters of last year compared with the same ...

  7. Is our drugs war a lost cause?

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Drug abuse in Hong Kong is at its lowest point in 25 years, but experts say the war against drugs is far from won. Officials are quick to point to the latest ... cycle and officials should not be feeling complacent, said Dr Alman Chan, the principal of Christian Zheng Sheng College, a correctional school for drug abusers. 'The figure was low ...

  8. Ketamine 'is new generation's heroin'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Bureau head Chief Superintendent Kenny Ip Lau-chuen said. Central Registry of Drug Abuse figures show 581 ketamine abusers under 21 were recorded in the first quarter of this year, compared ... abusers, like we have done in the case of heroin.' Mr Ip said the drug's low production cost and high profit margin helped boost its popularity. He said 1 gram of ketamine cost $2 ...

  9. Ketamine users' quality of life goes down the toilet

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Ketamine abusers have weak bladder control even eight months after they quit the drug, according to a university study. Those who stopped taking the drug are twice as likely to use the toilet than non-users, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Hong Kong Medical Journal. Three months after they stopped using the drug, former ...

  10. Ketamine users as young as 13 held in raids

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

    ... came as figures from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse showed the number of known new ketamine abusers under 21 increased to 1,300 in the first half of the year, compared with 873 for all of last year. The figures mean that of every 10 new young drug abusers, eight consumed ketamine. Police are pushing for tougher penalties for ketamine trafficking as popularity of the party drug ...




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