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  1. Alarm at rise in number of teenage drug abusers

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Lilian Goh

    ... Agnes Lam and Lilian Goh Police and a rehabilitation centre are concerned about the increasing number of teenage drug abusers, with figures showing a rise in arrests. Speaking at a forum on teenage drug abuse prevention in Sheung Shui yesterday, Regional Commander (New Territories North) Cheung Siu-wah said there had been a significant increase in arrests. Forty-three youngsters aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598586/alarm-rise-number-teenage-drug-abusers
  2. Wake-up call for teenage drug abusers

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Health checks to show consequences of abuse As part of a new government offensive to curb an increasing trend of drug use among youngsters, teenage users will be sent for health ... help identify teenage drug abusers to be sent for checks, might be launched at the end of this year or early next year. She said the government was concerned by recent figures showing a 10 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597176/wake-call-teenage-drug-abusers
  3. 90pc surge in teenagers arrested over drugs

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Tougher police action promised to tackle substance abuse The number of teenagers arrested for drug offences soared 90 per cent in the first eight months of the year, ... generation to distance themselves from drugs.' Concern groups familiar with the problem of teenage drug abuse blamed the government for being too passive in tackling the issue. David Cheung, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609624/90pc-surge-teenagers-arrested-over-drugs
  4. School for drug abusers struggles to meet demand

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Students needing rehabilitation overwhelm college Hong Kong's only secondary school with rehabilitation services for teenage drug abusers is struggling to cope with soaring ... The school's enrolment is growing as drug use among teenagers grows. The number of youngsters arrested for drugs-related offences during the first half of the year nearly doubled over the same time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602084/school-drug-abusers-struggles-meet-demand
  5. Surge in young drug abusers

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also among the reasons teenagers were becoming drug abusers. She said the government would launch a pilot programme with private medical practitioners to provide early intervention to young ... Joshua But The number of reported young drug abusers surged 10 per cent to more than 1,600 in the first half of this year, police said yesterday, adding that cheaper prices could have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613705/surge-young-drug-abusers
  6. 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, ... team, said more teenagers were becoming drug dealers. 'We know this from our own experience. Frequent police operations might also have led to the rise in arrests,' he said. Mr Lo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601725/surge-drug-crimes-family-abuse
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607914/pulling-back-edge
  8. Drug use by teen girls on the rise

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Social worker warns of abuse Greater vigilance is needed to stop drug abuse among teenage girls in Hong Kong, a veteran social worker has warned, after official figures showed ... for the youngsters.' Apart from the increasing drug supply, Mr Lo also warned that the recent drug abuse case at the Fanling school showed that teenagers' craving for drugs had become stronger. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597470/drug-use-teen-girls-rise
  9. Crossing the line

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of the 4,000 teenagers who abuse drugs across the border, 80 per cent are boys Each weekend and public holiday, as many as 200 teenage abusers cross the border to take drugs 41 per cent of teens interviewed in 2003 said they would increase their mainland trips after the border was opened 24 hours A packet of ketamine costs HK$80 to HK$100 in Hong Kong; in Shenzhen it's HK$40 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577325/crossing-line
  10. Have you ever come across drugs?

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... they are very expensive. I don't want to try drugs because they are bad for our health. Unless this trend is reversed, drug abuse can become a serious problem among teenagers. Top tunes: Pop Chloe ... and drugs are cheaper nowadays. Teenagers can buy them from some pharmacies. They also take drugs at parties. I haven't seen teenagers taking drugs but some of my friends have. Drugs are very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610256/have-you-ever-come-across-drugs

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