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  1. Girl arrested for suspected drug abuse

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was the fourth this month of drug abuse among Hong Kong students. The chairman of the Action Committee against Narcotics, Daniel Shek Tan-lei, says teenage drug abuse has become serious. 'But I want to stress the problem is still under control,' he said, adding figures from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse revealed a drop in the number of young drug abusers. ...

  2. Expansion of college for teen drug abusers backed by government, but not by locals

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong's only private school for teenage drug abusers has won support from the government for its plans to expand into a vacant school on Lantau Island, more than three ... community and address their concerns before coming to a decision on the association's proposal.' Lesson in drugs Hong Kong has only one private school for teenage drug users The percentage ...

  3. Problem among young 'worse than reported'

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Lillian Goh and Agnes Lam Lawmakers and social workers say the government has underestimated the problem of teenage drug abuse and have urged it to invest more resources into prevention and rehabilitation. Their comments were a response to a statement from Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, who last week told the Legislative Council that only 24 cases of drug abuse at schools had ...

  4. Donald Tsang takes reins in battle against youth drug use

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... having their first drug experience this summer. 'Teenagers who have never touched drugs could have their first taste this summer, while those who have already abused [drugs] could become ... Joshua But, Agnes Lam and Daniel Sin The chief executive will lead the battle against youth drug abuse, a situation 'much worse than expected', he told the legislature yesterday. ...

  5. Taskforce considers drug-testing students

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The taskforce on youth drug abuse has recommended drug tests to weed out young abusers, the security chief said yesterday at the launch of the Say No to Drugs campaign in Eastern District. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said drug abuse had become more serious and possible school-based drug-testing schemes would be researched. ...

  6. Time for an all-out war against youth drug abuse

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... Joseph Wong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in the Legislative Council on July 7 that he would personally lead the fight against the mounting problem of drug abuse among ... Tsang is right not to let political and economic problems delay the need to help an ever-increasing number of young drug abusers. To fight this 'tough enemy', it is necessary ...

  7. Anti-drug curbs 'fail to provide lasting solution'

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The government has been quick to introduce remedies in response to increases in drug abuse cases over the past 20 years, new research shows. But experts say it still ... the number of drug abusers in the city increased. The poll asked 174 drug rehabilitation workers between April and May to choose from a shortlist of 28 the top 10 significant developments ...

  8. Hair tests to detect addiction

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... said tests can detect commonly abused drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, Ecstasy, Ice, ketamine and also cough syrup. Results are normally available in three days. Wong said while urinalysis was convenient and fast, hair drug-testing could detect drug abuse that has been going on from a few weeks to up to a few months. ...

  9. Strict rules to halt sales abuse of antibiotics

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Tough measures on the sale of antibiotics are to be imposed from July to control the problem of drug abuse, the State Food and Drug Administration has announced. ... watchdog, announced the new rule on Tuesday. He said abuse of antibiotics had led to increasingly drug-resistant bacteria and some antibiotics had lost their effectiveness. Penicillin is one ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Drug awareness campaign A two-year campaign to teach young people about the dangers of drug abuse was launched yesterday. Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung said the campaign aimed to correct common misunderstandings about psychotropic substances. The government's Beat Drugs Fund will also sponsor 59 projects this year and has earmarked a record HK$33 million to fund ...




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