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  1. Teen drug use declining: survey

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... much damage drug abuse can do. The researchers were shocked to learn that 9.2 per cent of teenage heroin abusers and 6.6 per cent of psychotropic substance users usually got the drugs from their parents or siblings. Dr Choi said ACAN would conduct more research on parents' influence on teenage drug abusers. They plan to extend the anti-drug abuse campaign to both parents and children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526903
  2. Doctors baffled by rise in teenagers suffering from psychiatric diseases

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The youngest patient he had treated was an eight-year-old boy in Britain. Dr Chen acknowledged that some teenage cases could be linked to drug abuse causing brain damage, but said the cause in other ... Patsy Moy It is not uncommon for teenagers as young as 15 to develop psychosis, a psychiatric disease that hits about 1 per cent of the Hong Kong and global populations, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506060/doctors-baffled-rise-teenagers-suffering-psychiatric-diseases
  3. Survey reveals drop in HK students taking drugs

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... collected. The survey is done every four years; it was conducted with the aim of understanding the latest drug abuse situation among teenage students. Dr Choi said another objective was to find ... STAFF REPORTERS Updated at 6.28pm: A survey released on Wednesday has revealed a significant fall in the rate of drug abuse among Hong Kong students? compared with a similar survey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526070
  4. Teens getting heroin from parents

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Narcotics survey stuns officials, even though fewer youngsters are using drugs Almost one in 12 teenage heroin abusers say they obtained the drug from their parents. This finding ... to tackle cross-generation poverty,' Action Committee Against Narcotics Choi Yuen-wan said. 'We do not want to see the spread of cross-generation drug abuse.' The worrying finding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526353
  5. Package uses real-life story to promote anti-drugs message

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which aims to encourage teenagers to take part in healthy activities. Comprising an introductory booklet and a VCD of an anti-drugs drama, Goodbye Rave is based on the true story of student Bor ... It contained details of various types of drugs, their side effects, how to prevent drug abuse, how to kick the habit and a news archive. 'This second series focuses more on the consequences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489326/package-uses-real-life-story-promote-anti-drugs-message
  6. Falling drug abuse figures 'misleading'

    Posted Oct 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Hong Kong has seen a further slight decline in drug abuse, but it is still too early to be optimistic, narcotics experts have warned. They say the different pattern of drug abuse might affect the figures and tackling the problem became more complicated as more drug users were crossing the border for cheaper drugs. Winnie Tsui Siu-lo, acting commissioner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/521263
  7. Cough syrup addicts 'cause shortage'

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... price of cough syrup 10 times more than its cost, raising profits with sales to teenage drug abusers. Excessive use can lead to breathing difficulties, toxic psychosis, dizziness, or even death ... showed that most pharmacies did not keep a record of consumers asking for cough syrup with codeine. 'Some pharmacies sell the cough syrup to teenagers who are drug abusers. They charge them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501245/cough-syrup-addicts-cause-shortage
  8. Drug rehabilitation centre inmates faced with sometimes deadly abuse

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because they are an expedient way to handle a growing drug abuse problem, experts say. And there is money to be made from the inmates. But the fee-collecting and grossly understaffed facilities ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou When Liu Qing's middle-class parents admitted their only child to the Dianbai Compulsory Drug Rehabilitation Centre, it was a drastic attempt to end his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511021/drug-rehabilitation-centre-inmates-faced-sometimes-deadly-abuse
  9. A warrior who will fight to the end against drugs

    Posted Oct 29th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... in earnest in the 1960s, when he joined the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Sarda). In 1987, he founded a self-help group for drug addicts, known as the Pui Hong Self-Help ... family, friends, health, and finally, their dignity.' He also saw how drug abuse plagued a Sha Tin orphanage where he worked as an acting superintendent. The older boys often sneaked out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/522516
  10. Teenage runaway's adventure unfolds within poetic verses

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... suffered years of abuse from his drunken father. One day, Billy runs away and hitches a lift on a freight train out of town. At the end of the line he meets a homeless old man called Bill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498498/teenage-runaways-adventure-unfolds-within-poetic-verses

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