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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. Official youth drug abuse is declining

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee The number of registered young drug abusers fell by nearly 30 per cent last year, with officials attributing the drop to government and community efforts. Commissioner ... suggested the problem was not diminishing. The number of drug abusers under 21 registered with the Central Registry of Drug Abuse by frontline workers such as police and social workers fell to 2,130 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Fears of spike in Ice use as more young people held for drugs

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of Hong Kong Christian Service PS33, a group which helps drug abusers, said they had seen methamphetamine use on the rise again, although ketamine still remained the most popular drug among teenagers. According to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse, the number of Ice abusers peaked at the end of last decade and fell gradually until 2003. The number has since risen again. 'Unlike ...

  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. Girl, 13, dies after taking drugs at disco

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... said. Social workers called for tougher laws to penalise disco operators, saying discos had become a haunt of young drug abusers. 'They have become a hotbed of the drug problem. ... to flee.' Mr Chan said the problem of youngsters taking drugs had become more serious in recent years. Official figures showed the number of reported drug abusers in the first quarter of the year ...

  10. Better drugs education urged to fight ignorance

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... study which showed a large fall in drug abuse among the city's teenagers. The privately-funded KELY Support Group, which supports young people between the ages of 14 and 24, said data from ... carnival to be held at the Y-Platform of Youth Square in Chai Wan. 28.3% The drop in the number of reported drug abusers aged under 21 in the first half of 2011, compared to the same period last ...




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