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  1. Trust is key to fighting youth drug abuse

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We have come to expect bad news about youth drug abuse. So persistent has it been that the government has made fighting the problem a priority and set aside HK$3 billion to fund anti-drug ... is therefore welcome and can help put the issue in perspective. It came this week from the Central Registry for Drug Abuse, which reported that the number of abusers under 21 dropped last year by 3.3 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708932/trust-key-fighting-youth-drug-abuse
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1201146/darker-dangers-ignored-youth-drug-abuse-figures
  3. Fewer drug abusers reported

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The number of reported drug abusers dropped from 13,988 in 2009 to 12,420 last year, the Action Committee Against Narcotics says. The number of drug abusers under 21 fell from 3,387 to 2,753 in the period. There were 4,458 newly reported abusers, compared with 3,719 last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741334/fewer-drug-abusers-reported
  4. Girl arrested for suspected drug abuse

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

    ... was the fourth this month of drug abuse among Hong Kong students. The chairman of the Action Committee against Narcotics, Daniel Shek Tan-lei, says teenage drug abuse has become serious. 'But I want to stress the problem is still under control,' he said, adding figures from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse revealed a drop in the number of young drug abusers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684080/girl-arrested-suspected-drug-abuse
  5. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642945/tough-decisions-must-be-made-fight-curb-teen-drug-abuse
  6. Bladder agony of young drug abusers

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Young drug abusers suffer painful bladder problems for up to 10 years rather than seek help, doctors treating them at a recently established clinic have found. ... treatment will lead to bladder damage deteriorating to a point that it becomes irreversible even when they stop using drugs and receive treatment,' Tam said. Drug abuse damages the bladder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996045/bladder-agony-young-drug-abusers
  7. Teen drug abusers going undetected

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Drug abusers are going undetected for longer periods, making it harder for social workers to wean them off their habits. According to the government's Central Registry of Drug Abuse, the median time last year for abusers to be discovered from their first drug abuse was 2.8 years, or about 34 months, compared with a 2008 figure of 1.9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984596/teen-drug-abusers-going-undetected
  8. Parents, teens need to fight drug abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, I read a news article about teenage users getting drugs from their parents. I don't see how that's possible, but youth drug abuse is becoming more serious in Hong Kong. ... to raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse. Secondly, I think most teenagers who take drugs do so because they want to get their parents' attention. Parents usually spend too much time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710691/parents-teens-need-fight-drug-abuse
  9. Chief singled out youth drug abuse 2 years ago

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Eva Wu and Celine Sun Tackling juvenile drug abuse was identified as one of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's concerns in his policy address after his re-election as chief executive two years ago. Yet, the matter was not given top priority until recently, when reports of drug abuse among young people emerged in June. Mr Tsang said last month that the problem required 'urgent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689883/chief-singled-out-youth-drug-abuse-2-years-ago
  10. Falling drug abuse figures 'misleading'

    Posted Oct 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Hong Kong has seen a further slight decline in drug abuse, but it is still too early to be optimistic, narcotics experts have warned. They say the different pattern of drug abuse might affect the figures and tackling the problem became more complicated as more drug users were crossing the border for cheaper drugs. Winnie Tsui Siu-lo, acting commissioner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/521263

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