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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the effectiveness of treatment is a worthy objective. Unfortunately it is not that simple, as a government advisory body has found. Since drug abuse on its own is self-harm, it is not to be compared ... of drug abuse, especially among people under 21, the committee advocated the scheme because it believed there had been a rise in drug abuse at home which was easier to hide. The consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  4. Comment - Letters

    Helping parents curb teen drug abuse

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Offering parents help to prevent drug abuse within the family Life Education Activity Programme (LEAP) wholly endorses the statement by Winnie Kwan in advocating that education is the key to ensuring that more young people are fully aware of the dangers involved in drug abuse ("Try harder with anti-drug drive publicity", March 18). LEAP is the leading drug prevention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1198994/helping-parents-curb-teen-drug-abuse
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by STAFF

    ... Our message of zero tolerance against drugs takes priority Philippine President Benigno Aquino defends withholding an award from national film star because of a drug conviction   It's ... conviction and vows to protect vulnerable young people   I have abused my position as a professional sportsman Disgraced former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent is banned for life from cricket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544491/who-said-it
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 1, 2014

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:34am by LETTERS

    ... on teenagers. I hope the government can find new ways to tackle juvenile drug abuse. Many teenagers are aware of the dangers of taking drugs, but they still persist. The most likely explanation ... Update policy on fighting drug abuse Juvenile drug abuse has been a big problem in Hong Kong for a long time. The government has implemented a voluntary drug-testing scheme, but I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1522819/letters-editor-june-1-2014
  7. Comment - Letters

    Early identification of drug abuse is so important

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... Early identification of abuse is crucial in war against illegal drugs The Action Committee Against Narcotics launched the public consultation on the Rescue drug-testing scheme in September. It hopes the scheme [extending police powers for drug testing] will enhance early identification of drug abusers. At present, individuals may have had a long history of abuse before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1419469/early-identification-drug-abuse-so-important
  8. Business - Money

    Discovery Bay teens- bored to drink and drugs

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 09:15am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... to find parents debating how much rope to give their teenagers, who are resorting to drink and drugs out of sheer boredom. I am not making this up. Granted, it’s buried in a thoughtful piece about ... It doesn’t sound like the school discos, church run youth groups and sport, music and drama clubs are hitting the teenage spot in DB.   Drug problem exists Claire Smith, mother of two kids aged 14 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/1365991/discovery-bay-teens-bored-drink-and-drugs
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by STAFF

    ... him in absentia of two terrorist attacks in 1998 and a foiled plot in 2000. He faces 15 years in prison if he is convicted today.   Myanmar to publicly burn seized drugs As it does regularly to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Myanmar plans to burn narcotics seized by its authorities. Last year, authorities there marked the day by burning US$76.79 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1540494/talking-points
  10. Comment - Letters

    Drug abusers need early screening

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:43am

    ... Drug abusers need early screening for their sake and ours I refer to your editorial, (" Drug testing plans need full debate " October 15). First and foremost, contrary to your ... drug abusers with serious, even irreversible, health problems raise questions about whether, as a community, we should consider an additional measure to identify those with drug problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1334622/drug-abusers-need-early-screening

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