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  1. Kit to help parents spot drug abuse

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But A counselling centre is offering help to parents who fear their children going astray- a kit to help them spot early signs that they are abusing drugs. The resource kits represent the city's first serious effort to educate parents about youth drug abuse. Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong Pik-yee said families had become an important front in the battle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684790/kit-help-parents-spot-drug-abuse
  2. 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
  3. Time for an all-out war against youth drug abuse

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... Joseph Wong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in the Legislative Council on July 7 that he would personally lead the fight against the mounting problem of drug abuse among ... Tsang is right not to let political and economic problems delay the need to help an ever-increasing number of young drug abusers. To fight this 'tough enemy', it is necessary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686817/time-all-out-war-against-youth-drug-abuse
  4. Thousands of students are 'hidden' drug abusers who need rehab, experts estimate

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang As many as 4,000 students might be drug abusers, a leading anti-drug advocate estimated yesterday. Statistics from last year's government Central Registry of Drug Abuse report suggested that there were 3,000 drug abusers in Hong Kong under the age of 21, of which 900 were secondary students, said Action Committee Against Narcotics chairman Daniel Shek Tan-lei. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687357/thousands-students-are-hidden-drug-abusers-who-need-rehab-experts-estimate
  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. 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
  7. WELFARE: More help for the elderly, the sick, drug abusers, battered wives and job-seekers

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DRUG ABUSE Government Laboratory to buy machines to test hair for drug residues as part of a pilot study of their use. It will examine whether test results can be used in evidence in court cases and aims to transfer the technology to the testing industry in the long term. Scheme for voluntary drug-testing of pupils at schools in Tai Po to be completed next year before testing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695448/welfare-more-help-elderly-sick-drug-abusers-battered-wives-and-job-seekers
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Fight against drug abuse should have no borders

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it deals with long-term problems such as drug abuse among young students. A one-off crackdown, even if it lasts for several months, will not succeed. In many ways, youngsters who buy drugs ... drug abusers will have a deterrent effect. But any successful campaign has to be a community effort involving Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Education, counselling, drug testing, rehabilitation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686590/fight-against-drug-abuse-should-have-no-borders

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