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  1. Sharp rise in drug abuse by teenage girls

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Drug abuse among teenage girls has increased by nearly a fifth in the past year, officials have warned, as education chiefs promised extra support for the controversial drug ... for Psychotropic Drug Abusers (CCPSA) needed to be strengthened to ensure drug abusers identified through the scheme had access to rehabilitation. NGOs that sent social workers into schools in Tai Po would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691930/sharp-rise-drug-abuse-teenage-girls
  2. Tsang targets teenage drug abuse

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Agnes Lam and Phyllis Tsang The chief executive is expected to unveil a series of measures in tomorrow's policy address to tackle juvenile drug abuse, including placing students with drug abuse problems in schools for social development. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is also likely to reveal details of the voluntary drug-testing scheme in secondary schools, a public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695191/tsang-targets-teenage-drug-abuse
  3. youth drug abuse

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Read the following questions carefully and choose the correct answers 1 What kind of behaviour are parents hiring private detectives to investigate? a. bullying b. drug abuse c. theft d. compensated dating 2 According to the head of the detective agency Morgan Company, who is usually the targets of their investigations? a. teenage boys from underprivileged families b. teenage girls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697338/youth-drug-abuse
  4. More should be done to deter drug use

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... measures against drug abuse by teenagers. Hui Yuen-ting, CCC Heep Woh College From the Editor Thanks for the letter, Yuen-ting. Drug abuse is definitely on the rise in Hong Kong and it is a serious ... take the lead in tackling this problem. Their love and concern will help prevent teenagers from taking drugs. Very often, parents are too busy making a living to take good care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673086/more-should-be-done-deter-drug-use
  5. Teenage drug arrests rise 16pc on last year

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The number of teenagers arrested for drug-related crime rose by 16 per cent in the first three months this year, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday. Mr Lee said drug seizures had also gone up. A total of 324 teenagers were arrested between January and March for drug-related offences, compared with 278 in the same period last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681056/teenage-drug-arrests-rise-16pc-last-year
  6. As demand for treatment soars, teenage girls must wait

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Teenage girls with drug problems must wait up to two months before they can be admitted to a treatment centre, as demand has soared. Cherry Lee Wai-yee, deputy superintendent ... with drug-abuse problems has grown very quickly and it is putting pressure on our service.' There are 40 young female drug abusers at the centre, which is at capacity, and 14 of them are under 18. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673271/demand-treatment-soars-teenage-girls-must-wait
  7. Teenagers experimenting with drugs at 15, says narcotics chief

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... consultation by the police will take place in the fourth quarter. 'We expect reported cases of teenage drug abuse to rise in the short run,' she said. Extensive reporting on pop singers Jill ... drug-abuse cases to maintain their reputations, but more schools had been taking the initiative recently to provide anti-drug education in co-operation with NGOs. To identify students who may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672201/teenagers-experimenting-drugs-15-says-narcotics-chief
  8. Abuse of teenagers reduces Fred Ma to tears

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Phyllis Tsang Former secretary for commerce and economic development Frederick Ma Si-hang has appealed to Hongkongers to give a second chance to students with drug problems. ... during a consultative session in Mui Wo on Sunday. Some Mui Wo residents abused the students and booed when college representatives spoke. 'When I watched television ... I really thought ... ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683763/abuse-teenagers-reduces-fred-ma-tears
  9. Teenagers held in swoop on drugs party

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... taskforce on youth drug abuse in November. One suggestion was for a voluntary drug-testing scheme in schools. In a police raid on another public housing flat in Tuen Mun in November, 10 suspected ... detected seven drug smuggling cases, arrested six people and seized HK$2.94 million worth of illegal drugs. Figures from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse showed that the number of reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666622/teenagers-held-swoop-drugs-party
  10. letters

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of drug abuse is increasing, I think the government should act. Suitable education should be provided to warn teenagers about the dangers of drug abuse. Schools can also identify pupils who may ... Teen drug use is a growing problem I think there are several reasons why teenagers take drugs. They face a lot of pressure from their studies, from relationships, and from their parents. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668949/letters

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