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  1. Anti-drugs chief alarmed by rise in young abusers, use of sedative

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong Pik-yee is concerned about a double-digit rise in drug abuse among the young, especially those misusing the sedative nimetazepam. Speaking on a radio programme yesterday, Ms Wong said the number of young drug abusers had risen by more than 10 per cent year on year in 2006, although the overall number of abusers had dropped. ...

  2. It's the little things that matter

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Parents are happiest when their children show them consideration and are willing to chat, a survey by political group New Century Forum has found. Academic performance was the least important factor affecting parents' happiness. Youth drug abuse and gambling were their biggest fears. ...

  3. Pulling back from the edge

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teenage drug abusers get a second chance at Christian Zhen Sheng College on Lantau Island, according to the school's principal, Chan Siu-cheuk. But it is no place to relax as spartan conditions, rigorous discipline and a sense of responsibility combine to force them back on track. ...

  4. Doctors help identify users in pilot scheme

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Family doctors will join the battle against drug abuse among youngsters in a new project jointly operated with social service groups. Under a pilot scheme introduced in Tai Po this month, 24 private practitioners will help identify drug abusers and refer them to the Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service Cheer Lutheran Centre so that they can seek help from social workers. ...

  5. Hair tests to detect addiction

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... said tests can detect commonly abused drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, Ecstasy, Ice, ketamine and also cough syrup. Results are normally available in three days. Wong said while urinalysis was convenient and fast, hair drug-testing could detect drug abuse that has been going on from a few weeks to up to a few months. ...

  6. As demand for treatment soars, teenage girls must wait

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... with drug-abuse problems has grown very quickly and it is putting pressure on our service.' There are 40 young female drug abusers at the centre, which is at capacity, and 14 of them are under 18. The centre's halfway house is also at capacity with 14 residents, nine of them under 18. Central Registry of Drug Abuse data shows that the number of newly reported female drug abusers jumped by 32 per ...

  7. Many teenagers who abuse drugs do poorly in IQ test

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee and Clifford Lo Teens who abuse drugs are left with lower mental abilities, with some users functioning at levels classified as mentally retarded, a youth worker group said ... adults with a history of prolonged drug abuse took part, agreeing to undergo IQ tests and a CT scan to reveal any brain damage when the results indicated poor mental abilities. Ben Cheung ...

  8. Surge in drug crimes, family abuse

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... dismissed suggestions that the city had become a drug trafficking centre but noted a rising trend in the number of young abusers. 'We arrested 204 youngsters in the first half of last year, ... warned that young drug abusers were not restricting themselves to discos or karaoke bars- common targets of police raids. 'They take drugs at home, schools, public housing estates and even ...

  9. Drug testing concern

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

    ... A series of teenage drug abuse cases has stirred public debate about the issue. There is evidence that drug abuse is prevalent in some local schools. This is alarming news. ... to introduce voluntary drug testing in schools so that teachers and social workers can identify possible drug abusers quickly and offer them medical advice. But some principals are worried that drug ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by LETTERS

    ... All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first established by the United Nations in 1987 to strengthen global efforts towards a society free of drug abuse. Today, it serves as a reminder of the ongoing war that is being fought around the world on illicit drug use and trafficking. It also ...




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