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

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

    ... for the outreach group, said that CT scans of the teenagers who tested poorly revealed patterns of damage to the brain that were consistent with damage caused by drug abuse. She warned that teens were ... 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 ...

  2. Drug abuse is another factor

    Posted Dec 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... correlation between contracting Aids and drug abuse among young people, drugs expose teenagers to the risk of unsafe sex, said Neda Ng Hei-tung, assistant prevention officer at Aids Concern. 'The problem of drug abuse has become serious in recent years. Some teenage drug-takers we have talked to have experienced sexual diseases or abortion.' As a result, Ms Ng and her colleagues ...

  3. Fighting the menace

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has for a long time pursued a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal drug use. As police figures published today show a sharp increase in teenage abuse, is it time for the authorities to re-focus their policies on education? ...

  4. Appeal for action to fight teen drug abuse

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... because of a lack of government funding. The appeal is the first initiative of the Concern Group for Youth Drug Abuse, which was formed last month by volunteer social workers from youth outreach teams and drug use counselling centres. The group's founder, Lee Tak-wai, said early intervention was crucial to helping teenage drug users. She said students as young as eight were taking ...

  5. talk back

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... problems for years. Education should not be confined to schools, but extended to families and the wider community. Cheung King-kwan, Kwun Tong Q How can teenage drug abuse be reduced? ... they will practise it safely. Jessica Shia, Tai Hang People always suggest that social problems such as casual sex, drug abuse and gambling should be an integral part of the formal school curriculum, or even ...

  6. Think twice: drugs can ruin your whole life

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... teenage drug abuse. The problem has become increasingly serious. Children as young as eight are taking drugs. They are obviously not aware of the dangers. Teenagers need to be more aware ... and poisoning our teenagers. MARTIN LI Thank you for your letter, Martin. I know a girl who used to take drugs. Although she has stopped, the damage done to her brain is irreversible. She's young, ...

  7. Teen drug arrests soar by 34pc

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... of the drug problem, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups set up Project Pretty in April. Outreach teams meet teenage girls in high-risk areas and try to educate them on the dangers of drug abuse. ... Niki Law Police chief promises crackdown as social workers warn of cheaper supplies flooding discos The number of teenagers arrested for using drugs has increased by more than 34 per cent ...

  8. Heep Yunn debaters win trip to US

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... for their teenage children's drug abuse behaviour'. The winning team not only won a cash prize of $10,000 but also a free trip to the United States. They will attend the Lions Clubs International ... was anti-drug abuse. The event was organised by Youth Outreach and the Drug Awareness Committee of Lions Clubs International District 303, with support from the Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau ...

  9. Drug use among disco teens rising sharply, survey shows

    Posted Sep 19th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... they can trust, but they still go to discos to abuse drugs,' Professor Ngai said. He suggested more healthy activities to prevent teenagers from going to discos and joining triads. Chu Fung, ... Sherry Lee Frustrated police say fines offer no real deterrent Discos are hotbeds of 'alarming' levels of drug taking, with nine out of 10 teenagers getting high at clubs, ...

  10. Social worker battles teen drug use one day at a time

    Posted Sep 18th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... was a 17-year-old boy who died after three years of drug abuse. Another was a girl whose drug use caused her organs to fail. Both had refused to quit. 'Sometimes I remember them and feel sad,' Ms Lee says. 'I think that if there was an intervention programme to help drug abusers back then, they could have quit and wouldn't have died.' That loss inspired Ms Lee, 42, ...




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