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  1. Government support vital for drug rehab

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christian Zheng Sheng College, Hong Kong's only secondary school with rehabilitation services for teenage drug abusers, is facing soaring demand for its services but has limited ... get. Teenage drug abuse is a very serious problem. Supporting this school means more drug users can get help and overcome their problems without missing out on their education. The government ...

  2. Drug testing concern

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A series of teenage drug abuse cases has stirred public debate about the issue. There is evidence that drug abuse is prevalent in some local schools. This is alarming news. ... to introduce voluntary drug testing in schools so that teachers and social workers can identify possible drug abusers quickly and offer them medical advice. But some principals are worried that drug ...

  3. Compulsory drug tests should not be implemented in schools

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The teenage drug abuse problem has become serious. There have been a number of news reports about youngsters selling and taking drugs in schools and at entertainment venues. Some people have suggested the need to have compulsory drug tests in schools, however, I do not think this is a good idea. Having compulsory tests will undermine any harmony that exists in a school ...

  4. Girls taking drugs from early age

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Two-thirds of the teenage girls interviewed by a social services team working with young drug abusers started taking drugs between the ages of 11 and 13. But only one-third ... taking drugs when he was just seven. 'It is alarming that teenage girls started to abuse drugs at the age of 11,' North District youth outreach team leader Paul Lo Po-sing said. ...

  5. Proceed with care on drug tests at schools

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Drug testing in schools is a radical measure already tried overseas with mixed results. It says something about concerns raised by rising teenage drug abuse in Hong Kong ... And how are we going to handle students confirmed to have abused drugs? These are some of the questions that need to be carefully thought through. The war against drugs cannot be left solely ...

  6. letters

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... raised awareness of the seriousness of teenage drug abuse. People used to avoid this sensitive topic. We should face the problem before it gets out of control. Moonar Tsoi, Tak Nga Secondary ... But I don't think the aim of the scheme is to find out who uses drugs. Drug testing should act as a deterrent to teenagers who might try drugs. As most young people try ketamine or other drugs out ...

  7. Spying parents should try talking instead

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and their parents and teachers. If the problem of teenage drug abuse is to be lessened, authorities would do better to provide more funding for education programmes and policing. Most of all, though, ... have little real effect. It may turn up a handful of users, but it will not stop the wider recreational abuse of commonly used drugs such as Ecstasy and ketamine. On the back of concerns about ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be better people under the guidance of a group of selfless teachers. Having only a few teenage drug abusers in a local school is a headache to the principal and the teaching staff, yet the college teachers face a whole bunch of teenagers with a record of drug abuse. What have the government and the public done to help or show support? The concerns of Mui Wo residents are understood, but what ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Public Eye

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

    ... souls, not talking gibberish. But that's what they have been doing. The church opposes random drug testing of students even though teenage drug abuse is soaring. It backtracked a bit only ... , then they're saving souls, not stigmatising them. Random testing is intended to put the fear of God into abusers- do drugs and you'll be made to do penance. And if the testing frightens kids ...




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