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  1. Judge hands teenage drug trafficker lenient sentence

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was 'factually fanciful'. In sentencing, the judge took into account that Tsang had a decent family background and no history of drug abuse, and that he had committed the offence as a consequence ... Magdalen Chow 16-year-old is jailed for 41/2 years, with a longer term deemed an unlikely deterrent A judge yesterday jailed a 16-year-old drug trafficker for 41/2 years, saying his ...

  2. Youth drug abuse is dark side to festivities

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 5 was made. The seizures coincide with warnings about a dramatic rise in the demand for cocaine in Hong Kong and evidence that suggests a growing number of teenagers are regularly using party drugs ... has stepped up its efforts to curb drug abuse and appears to have enjoyed some success. The overall number of known drug users has fallen. But the battle to combat drug use by the young ...

  3. 4pc of teenagers repeatedly attempt suicide: survey

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... had early sex were 2.5 times more likely to develop suicidal tendencies. That survey- of 7,192 pupils at 16 primary and 18 secondary schools- also showed that those who abused drugs were 2.1 ... Patsy Moy Report's author says doctors need more training to spot emotional problems Nearly one-third of Hong Kong teenagers have felt depressed and hopeless for two consecutive weeks ...

  4. Teens head to Shenzhen for cheap, easy drugs

    Posted Apr 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee More than 40 per cent of troubled Hong Kong teenagers polled in a survey said they had taken drugs in Shenzhen, where they were cheaper and easier to obtain. Frontline social workers said the 24-hour crossing services had attracted more young abusers across the border and some of those who headed for discos in Shenzhen had been recruited as drug dealers. Academics ...

  5. Don't destroy your life

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drug-related books, journals and research reports. The objective of the exhibition is to educate people about the effects of drug abuse by using real-life case-studies showing how drugs have destroyed ... told by a mother whose son died from drug abuse. As a father and grandfather, I fully understand parents' anxieties for their beloved children. I hope that the [InfoCentre] will spread ...

  6. Dealing with drugs

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Tara Jenkins

    ... Studies claim one in 20 Hong Kong teenagers has tried drugs, but some say the figure is much higher. Tara Jenkins reports on how parents can cope MAE-YIN is 16 years old, articulate ... treatment unit in Ap Lei Chau that treats about 20 teenagers and children a year. Moran says drugs are easily available to teenagers in Hong Kong. He says they mainly take cannabis, but codeine ...

  7. Pupils suspended over drugs claims

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... Steve Cray Five Year 12 students have been suspended from Sha Tin College for alleged drug abuse. Police are investigating two teenagers said to have been trafficking cannabis, while the other three were suspended after allegations they were using the drug. Principal of the English Schools Foundation secondary school David Cottam said he had received 'credible ...

  8. Alarming rise in abuse of party drugs

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Security unit reveals overall slide, but a sharp increase in ketamine abusers An 'alarming' increase in the use of party drugs ketamine and Ecstasy by young people ... free drugs by males at parties or discos. They are easily influenced by their peers and think it is a cool trend to follow,' he said, adding that most abusers were school dropouts ...

  9. Official youth drug abuse is declining

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee The number of registered young drug abusers fell by nearly 30 per cent last year, with officials attributing the drop to government and community efforts. Commissioner ... suggested the problem was not diminishing. The number of drug abusers under 21 registered with the Central Registry of Drug Abuse by frontline workers such as police and social workers fell to 2,130 ...

  10. substance abuse centre opens

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong's first exhibition centre dedicated to educating the public on the perils of drug abuse was officially opened yesterday. 'The most effective way to reduce demand for drugs is through education,' said Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, who officiated at the ceremony. He felt 'the concept of this new centre was in tune with the interests ...




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