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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. Pulling back from the edge

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teenage drug abusers get a second chance at Christian Zhen Sheng College on Lantau Island, according to the school's principal, Chan Siu-cheuk. But it is no place to relax as spartan conditions, rigorous discipline and a sense of responsibility combine to force them back on track. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607914/pulling-back-edge
  5. 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
  6. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684080/girl-arrested-suspected-drug-abuse
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647587/government-support-vital-drug-rehab
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687857/drug-testing-concern
  9. Teenagers experimenting with drugs at 15, says narcotics chief

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... consultation by the police will take place in the fourth quarter. 'We expect reported cases of teenage drug abuse to rise in the short run,' she said. Extensive reporting on pop singers Jill ... drug-abuse cases to maintain their reputations, but more schools had been taking the initiative recently to provide anti-drug education in co-operation with NGOs. To identify students who may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672201/teenagers-experimenting-drugs-15-says-narcotics-chief
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598587/problem-among-young-worse-reported

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