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  1. 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 ...

  2. Alarm over surge in juvenile crime

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

    ... centres and jails. Seventy-two per cent of the mainland's 1.05 million drug abusers were teenagers. According to the report, 80 per cent of male drug addicts committed crimes and 80 per cent of female drug addicts were involved in sex crimes. The central government has unveiled a series of measures this year to clean up internet cafes, telephone sex services and internet pornography. ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. Party dangers

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Christmas Eve usually reminds us of a happy environment where people soak up the festive spirit. But for some teenagers, it could be the start of an agonising battle with drugs. Police statistics have revealed an increasing trend of drug abuse among young people. In the first half of this year, there were 1,796 newly reported drug abuse cases, with 44.4 per cent of those ...

  6. Rising death rate a dose of harsh reality for minorities

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... of the Security Bureau hasn't noticed an increase in the incidence of drug abuse among these groups, social worker and founder of Unison Hong Kong for Ethnic Equality, Fermi Wong Wai-fun, certainly ... Division figures showed that in the first quarter of this year, the Central Registry of Drug Abuse recorded 797 drug addicts aged below 21, compared with 2,130 for all of 2003. After six years ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Vision for the future

    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... they witnessed a mentally disabled teenager receive a vital eye operation. 'I think that we- myself, the students and photographer- are very lucky. We all have healthy eyes and are witnessing ... drugs. 'You have no right to hurt yourself,' Koo says. He points out that you must consider the feelings of friends and family who care for you. 'If you inflict harm on your own ...

  10. Sharp rise in crime cleanup figures

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... shop thefts, a rise of 1 per cent. Of all the crimes, Mr Tang expressed particular concern about the increase in young drug abusers. A total of 53kg of ketamine and 187,788 Ecstasy tablets were ... have stepped up prevention measures and are co-operating with the Health Department and the Education Department to warn teenagers of the dangers of such drugs. ...




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