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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Alarm at cross-border drug abuse

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong is worried about cross-border drug abuse by young people, including those who used illegal drugs on the mainland and trafficked them into the city. In the first nine months of last year, 13.3 per cent of young drug abusers took drugs on the mainland, and the number of young cross-border traffickers was up 80 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672670/alarm-cross-border-drug-abuse
  5. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Anger as hit man for drug lord Pablo Escobar freed from a Colombian jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bogota Protests as Escobar hit man freed A former hit man for Pablo Escobar, who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin's army of assassins, ... The slaying of the cartel-fighting politician Luis Carlos Galan during the 1990 presidential campaign he was heavily favoured to win marked the apex of drug violence that engulfed Colombia two decades ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581225/anger-hit-man-drug-lord-pablo-escobar-freed-colombian-jail
  6. The best deterrence for drug abuse: trustworthy information

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his letter ('Get the dealers', April 9), Leung Wai-nok makes an assumption that is increasingly prevalent in the current discourse on drug use: that teenagers take drugs due to peer pressure. Whereas I do not doubt that peers most certainly play a role in teenage drug use, to put it down to such an unclear notion as 'peer pressure' seems worryingly vague. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712180/best-deterrence-drug-abuse-trustworthy-information
  7. 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
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Texas Governor Perry indicted over abuse-of-power allegations

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Austin Democrats call for potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate's resignation over allegations he abused his power with veto threat Texas Governor Perry indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has been indicted by a grand jury over allegations he abused his power, prompting calls for him to resign. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575035/texas-governor-perry-indicted-over-abuse-power-allegations
  9. 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
  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Liberian doctor who received last dose of experimental Ebola drug dies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Monrovia Canada works on new vaccine as supplies of untested ZMapp run out Liberian doctor given last of Ebola drug dies A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said. ZMapp had been tried in only six people. It was never tested in humans, and health experts do not know whether it works. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580881/liberian-doctor-who-received-last-dose-experimental-ebola-drug-dies

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