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  1. Have your say

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stop teen drug abuse I think the first step in combatting drug abuse among teenagers is education. Schools should arrange for experts to give talks to teenagers. Then students will learn about the dangers of drug abuse. Teachers could also get their students to debate topics related to drugs, such as 'Drug abuse affects more than academic performance'. Parents can also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560744/have-your-say
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Letters

    All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by LETTERS

    ... All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first established by the United Nations in 1987 to strengthen global efforts towards a society free of drug abuse. Today, it serves as a reminder of the ongoing war that is being fought around the world on illicit drug use and trafficking. It also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1543927/all-citizens-can-work-towards-healthy-drug-free-hong-kong
  6. 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
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558251/many-teenagers-who-abuse-drugs-do-poorly-iq-test
  8. Business - Money

    Discovery Bay teenage drinking and drug taking – communication the key

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:54pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... I covered the concerns of Discovery Bay parents and residents published in the DB magazine "Around DB” about teenage drug and alcohol use in the Lantau community. KELY Support Group, which ... a "bigger thing" than what it probably really is,” said a KELY spokesman.   KELY’s view So I caught up with a KELY representative to hear about the problem of teenage drinking and drug taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/1379003/discovery-bay-teenage-drinking-and-drug-taking-communication
  9. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... addicts. Teenage drug use across the board was escalating, the group said. "Based on our consultations and work in the community, there is wide speculation that hidden [or secret] drug abuse ... Cash-rich pupils buying cannabis; three peddlers arrested in six months Police have warned of "an alarming increase" in drug dealers who sell to schoolchildren - in particular, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214101/drug-dealers-selling-more-esf-school-students-hong-kong-police
  10. Teenagers arrested in raid on suspected ketamine house party

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... to teenagers that they will face arrest even if they hide at home to abuse drugs.' He said law enforcers should enhance intelligence collection to track down such residential drug dens and step up ... that frequent police raids on discos and pubs to combat juvenile drug problems might have led teenagers to hide at home and hold drug parties,' the source said. The 10 suspects- four boys and five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661389/teenagers-arrested-raid-suspected-ketamine-house-party

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