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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 ...

  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 ...

  3. Singapore much less cautious in battling youth narcotics abuse

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... government taskforce report on youth drug abuse last year noted that in Singapore, schools did not need government approval for testing. Led by Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, it also studied ... Agnes Lam and Joshua But Where Hong Kong schools are cautious towards voluntary drug testing, their counterparts in Singapore have taken a stringent approach to combating young ...

  4. Call to tackle drug dealers in schools to curb abuse

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Three years ago the security chief maintained that drug abuse in schools was 'not a common phenomenon'. This week he said it had become an 'alarming' ... But it's alarming, it's alarming,' Lee said at a media briefing on Thursday when the youth drug abuse figures were released. The survey found that 111 of 112 secondary schools, and 84 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. ...

  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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Drug testing in schools will not stop abuse, students believe

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

    ... polled in the past few weeks, said the scheme would not deter pupils from abusing drugs. The same percentage were angry that the government had not consulted them when coming up with the scheme. ... Ng Yuk-hang Nearly half of secondary school pupils are against school-based drug testing, a survey by a pupils' group has shown, but the scheme is going ahead, with the government due ...

  10. 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. ...




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