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  1. 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
  2. Taskforce considers drug-testing students

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The taskforce on youth drug abuse has recommended drug tests to weed out young abusers, the security chief said yesterday at the launch of the Say No to Drugs campaign in Eastern District. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said drug abuse had become more serious and possible school-based drug-testing schemes would be researched. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661331/taskforce-considers-drug-testing-students
  3. We all have a role to play in fighting drug abuse

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that drugs are dangerous and should be avoided. The affair highlights the importance of the work being done by the government's taskforce on youth drug abuse. It has proposed both voluntary drug ... to conduct random compulsory tests in, say, a busy disco for young people. There is no question that we need new strategies and ideas to tackle drug abuse. But legal means are only part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678164/we-all-have-role-play-fighting-drug-abuse
  4. Corrections & Clarifications

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the article 'The case for and against drug tests' on December 8, it was stated that the Task Force on Youth Drug Abuse proposed a law to let schools administer (mandatory) ... reasonably suspected of abusing drugs. A law would be required for such action. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663911/corrections-clarifications
  5. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Baseball's sinners have become anti-drug crusaders

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan tim.noonan@scmp.com Having seemingly turned a blind eye to steroid abuse for years, the league's new fervour has all the hallmarks of a crusade Can baseball atone for its ... networks and, most notably, the owners were swimming in cash. However, the gig has been up for quite some time now. Many of the stars of that generation have been thoroughly exposed as drug cheats, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1256600/baseballs-sinners-have-become-anti-drug-crusaders
  6. Public Eye

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... souls, not talking gibberish. But that's what they have been doing. The church opposes random drug testing of students even though teenage drug abuse is soaring. It backtracked a bit only ... , then they're saving souls, not stigmatising them. Random testing is intended to put the fear of God into abusers- do drugs and you'll be made to do penance. And if the testing frightens kids ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688889/public-eye
  7. letters

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to tackle drug crisis The level of drug abuse by Hong Kong's youth is becoming serious. Everyone knows about the terrible effects of drug abuse, and how hard it is for people to quit once they are addicted. We need to do more to tackle this crisis. The government is considering compulsory drug tests, but I doubt this alone is really the answer. I think penalties for those who sell drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671821/letters
  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scheme to be introduced in some schools. The objectives are unclear. Are we trying to help students with a drug-abuse problem and provide help to them quickly, or use them as an 'information ... illicit drugs. Virginia Yue, Tsuen Wan A good way to foster contempt Drug testing has been tried in other parts of the world and it does not have a significant impact on reducing drug abuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690273/letters
  9. Drug tests 'threaten students' privacy'

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... drug tests were put forward in a report last November by the Taskforce on Youth Drug Abuse, led by Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, in a bid to fight increasing drug use. A pilot scheme ... the blame for drug abuse on them,' he said. 'Drug abuse is a complicated problem, behind which lie a lot of intertwining reasons such as family and economic background.' Chin Wai-lok, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681836/drug-tests-threaten-students-privacy
  10. Teenage drug arrests rise 16pc on last year

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... against drug abuse among youngsters. We are studying measures on how to introduce voluntary or compulsory drug tests. But we first have to conduct public consultation, as the issue is quite controversial,' Mr Lee said. 'We hope we can first introduce voluntary drug tests at counselling centres for psychotropic substance abusers as soon as possible. It takes time to introduce drug tests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681056/teenage-drug-arrests-rise-16pc-last-year

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