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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Effective weapons to fight drug abuse

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng Frequent news of teenage drug abuse in schools, public parks and on beaches has shocked the community. Hong Kong people are deeply concerned about their children's ... for Narcotics Sally Wong Pik-yee promised that the Education Bureau would issue more detailed guidelines to schools on the handling of student drug abuse problems. Hong Kong people were, apparently, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684268/effective-weapons-fight-drug-abuse
  4. Tsang targets teenage drug abuse

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Agnes Lam and Phyllis Tsang The chief executive is expected to unveil a series of measures in tomorrow's policy address to tackle juvenile drug abuse, including placing students with drug abuse problems in schools for social development. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is also likely to reveal details of the voluntary drug-testing scheme in secondary schools, a public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695191/tsang-targets-teenage-drug-abuse
  5. 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
  6. Cautious approach won't solve drug abuse problem

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... of students taking drugs across Hong Kong. According to official figures, the number of reported drug abusers aged 20 and below increased by 50 per cent between 2005 and 2008. The rise was more alarming for juveniles aged 16 and below: it was 90 per cent for the same three-year period. In 2008, the total number of reported juvenile drug abusers aged 20 and below was more than 3,000. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684605/cautious-approach-wont-solve-drug-abuse-problem
  7. 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
  8. Drug abusers deserve chance

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A proposal to locate a residential rehabilitation school for young drug abusers in Mui Wo has divided the community. In extraordinary scenes at a public meeting, some residents abused ... and are affronted at the suggestion that it should now be used to house drug abusers. Officials should have been aware of this and consulted the residents earlier. The 'not in my backyard' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684087/drug-abusers-deserve-chance
  9. School for drug abusers queries testing students

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Education Bureau under fire for missing talks on taskforce report The city's only private school for teenage drug abusers has questioned the feasibility of compulsory drug ... a report from a taskforce on youth drug abuse, which recommends drug testing on teenagers. Supervisor of Christian Zheng Sheng College Jacob Lam Hay-sing, who will attend the meeting, said he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660745/school-drug-abusers-queries-testing-students
  10. Young drug abusers deserve second chance

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... school and are affronted at the suggestion that it should now be used to house drug abusers. Officials should have been aware of this and consulted the residents earlier. There was always going ... The chief executive and the pan-democrats do not often find themselves in the same camp. Their agreement over a proposal to locate a residential rehabilitation school for young drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684006/young-drug-abusers-deserve-second-chance

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