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  1. Parents, teens need to fight drug abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, I read a news article about teenage users getting drugs from their parents. I don't see how that's possible, but youth drug abuse is becoming more serious in Hong Kong. ... to raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse. Secondly, I think most teenagers who take drugs do so because they want to get their parents' attention. Parents usually spend too much time ...

  2. The best deterrence for drug abuse: trustworthy information

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his letter ('Get the dealers', April 9), Leung Wai-nok makes an assumption that is increasingly prevalent in the current discourse on drug use: that teenagers take drugs due to peer pressure. Whereas I do not doubt that peers most certainly play a role in teenage drug use, to put it down to such an unclear notion as 'peer pressure' seems worryingly vague. ...

  3. Sharp rise reported in drug abuse among girls

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak There has been a slight drop in the number of people taking drugs but a big increase in abuse by girls, a government body has found. Members of the Action Committee Against Narcotics noted a drop of 2.3 per cent in the total number of reported drug abusers last year compared with 2008. They were also told the number of reported young abusers under the age of 21 had ...

  4. Study links memory loss to drug abuse

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... to finish them.' The study also found that teenagers who abused drugs before the age of 15 showed more neurological symptoms like memory loss and lisping, or psychiatric symptoms including ... This was because, after using drugs for 18 months, he suffered from memory loss that left him unable to study effectively. 'I feel remorseful for giving up my dream because of drug abuse... the adverse ...

  5. Police may target six drugs in crackdown in drug driving

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... are asked to provide body fluid, such as saliva, for testing, but there was little proof the test used there would be as effective on ketamine- an abusive drug favoured by Hong Kong teenagers ... Anita Lam Six drugs most commonly abused by Hong Kong people have been shortlisted as the targets in a government move to tackle drug driving. Under a proposal to be unveiled next week, ...

  6. Drug-testing scheme should be abandoned

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to achieve. They have expressed concern about teenage drug use, although this has not been borne out by statistics and surveys. True, psychotropic drug use has risen, but there have been continuing falls in abuse of addictive drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. The problem seems no worse here than in other developed cities. Extensive research in Britain and Australia has shown little evidence ...

  7. Police break up triad drug-packaging centre in public housing flat

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police have smashed a triad drug-packaging centre that supplied illegal drugs to young drug abusers, including students, in Tai Po and Sheung Shui, officials said yesterday. ... not involved in drug abuse, the officer said. The crackdown is part of a continuing operation, codenamed Needle Point, in the fight against illegal drug use among young people in the new academic year ...

  8. Three more drugs added to danger list

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Dangerous Drugs Ordinance will be extended to cover a further three drugs, including one known as 'meow meow' which was first found in the city in June but is known to have claimed the lives of teenagers overseas. The Legislative Council's security panel was told yesterday that the ordinance would be amended so that the three drugs- derivatives ...

  9. Fewer reported drug abusers

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The latest government figures show a significant drop in the number of drug abusers, but a social worker says there are still many hidden ones. The number of reported drug abusers in the first three months was down 10.3 per cent year on year, according to advisory body the Action Committee Against Narcotics. The number of drug abusers aged under 21 fell by 10.3 per ...

  10. HK firm selling killer chemical despite UK party drug death

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... A Hong Kong website is advertising a plant fertiliser that is abused as a party drug in Europe despite the death of a British teenager in England this month. The dead youth, Ben Walters, ... it is still legal in many countries, has become a popular party drug, creating similar states of euphoria as ecstasy, and has been blamed for causing delusions. It also can cause severe hyperthermia, ...




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