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  1. Aborigines take up camel hunting to tackle boredom and drug abuse

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Aborigines in Australia's arid desert interior have hit on an innovative way of tackling the boredom and substance abuse that have ravaged so many ... 'The young fellows are pretty good at tracking the camels,' said Tom Holyoake, a white youth worker tasked with preventing substance abuse in the town of 300 people. 'When they find ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... by August.   Report reveals Hong Kong's drug figures Commissioner for Narcotics Erika Hui announces the Central Registry of Drug Abuse figures on Hong Kong's drug situation in 2012 as well as announcing the findings of the 2011-2012 Survey of Drug Use Among Students. ...

  3. Taskforce considers drug-testing students

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The taskforce on youth drug abuse has recommended drug tests to weed out young abusers, the security chief said yesterday at the launch of the Say No to Drugs campaign in Eastern District. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said drug abuse had become more serious and possible school-based drug-testing schemes would be researched. ...

  4. Kicking the habit

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Director of Audit has called for a shake-up in treatment programmes for drug abusers to curb the sharp rise in the use of psychotropic drugs. Is enough being done to help addicts quit? Write to us. ...

  5. Curiosity, friends fuelling young drug use

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Carrie Lok About half of young drug abusers said curiosity prompted them to try drugs for the first time, a survey has found. About an equal percentage said invitations by friends were a factor, while 27 per cent cited a fascination with friends' experiences. The survey of 96 young drug abusers was conducted by the Caritas Jockey Club Integrated Service for Young People- Lei ...

  6. Experts discuss ways to deal with HK's drug problem

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 7.13pm: Early intervention was one of the most effective ways to help drug abusers in Hong Kong, a police narcotics division spokesman said on Tuesday. The spokesman was addressing the 'Seminar on Youth Drug Abuse Problem' organised by the Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau at the Hong Kong Central Library on Tuesday. More than 200 ...

  7. Rise in youth drug use causes concern

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A revelation that there has been a 57 per cent increase in the number of drug abusers under the age of 21 in the past four years has given urgency to government ... for voluntary testing in schools. Mr Lee said the number of drug abusers had dropped from about 18,000 in 2001 to about 13,300 in 2006, but rose to about 14,200 last year. 'That is largely due ...

  8. Drug clinics saddled with rising number of young abusers

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip New drug abuse clinics are facing overwhelming demand as the number of young drug abusers continues to climb. The Kowloon East Substance Abuse Clinic, which opened at United Christian Hospital in October to provide medical support for drug abusers, had been expected to treat 100 cases a year. But it had already treated 62 in the first two months, the hospital's ...

  9. Anti-drug curbs 'fail to provide lasting solution'

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The government has been quick to introduce remedies in response to increases in drug abuse cases over the past 20 years, new research shows. But experts say it still ... the number of drug abusers in the city increased. The poll asked 174 drug rehabilitation workers between April and May to choose from a shortlist of 28 the top 10 significant developments ...

  10. Fewer teens taking drugs, study finds

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Government figures show a decline of youth drug abuse in Hong Kong ahead of this Sunday's international anti-drug abuse day. The Action Committee Against Narcotics announced last week that the number of reported young drug abusers dropped by 39.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year. The number went down from 1,110 ...




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