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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 ...

  2. Fighting the menace

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has for a long time pursued a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal drug use. As police figures published today show a sharp increase in teenage abuse, is it time for the authorities to re-focus their policies on education? ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q How can teenage drug abuse be reduced? As a parent of a teenage girl, I would like to offer some suggestions which might reduce teenage drug abuse. These are taken from my own experience. Awareness of the effects of taking soft drugs should be raised by highlighting it through the media and schools. Experts could be asked to give talks at secondary schools. Parents should ...

  4. Girls' drug abuse figures rise

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Drug abuse figures for teenage girls has increased by nearly a fifth in the past year, as education chiefs promised extra support for the controversial drug-testing scheme ... for Psychotropic Drug Abusers needed to be strengthened. NGOs that sent social workers into schools in Tai Po would also be provided with additional services, including counselling and support to pupils ...

  5. Have you ever come across drugs?

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... they are very expensive. I don't want to try drugs because they are bad for our health. Unless this trend is reversed, drug abuse can become a serious problem among teenagers. Top tunes: Pop Chloe ... and drugs are cheaper nowadays. Teenagers can buy them from some pharmacies. They also take drugs at parties. I haven't seen teenagers taking drugs but some of my friends have. Drugs are very ...

  6. Sharp rise reported in drug abuse among girls

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak There has been a slight drop in the number of people taking drugs but a big increase in abuse by girls, a government body has found. Members of the Action Committee Against Narcotics noted a drop of 2.3 per cent in the total number of reported drug abusers last year compared with 2008. They were also told the number of reported young abusers under the age of 21 had ...

  7. Talkback

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

    ... and the students themselves. Law Cheung-sing, Kwun Tong Drug abuse among students has become quite common in Hong Kong, the influence of a decadent, western materialistic world. This is most unfortunate ... confidence. Also the rich-poor gap can be an important factor as is the lack of fairness in our society. Peter Wei, Kwun Tong It is so obvious that our society has to do something about drug abuse ...

  8. Teen drug arrests soar by 34pc

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... of the drug problem, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups set up Project Pretty in April. Outreach teams meet teenage girls in high-risk areas and try to educate them on the dangers of drug abuse. ... Niki Law Police chief promises crackdown as social workers warn of cheaper supplies flooding discos The number of teenagers arrested for using drugs has increased by more than 34 per cent ...

  9. Mongkok revellers get the message on drugs

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... was seized in the raids. Yau Tsim Mong District Council chairman Henry Chan Man-yu said drug abuse in Mongkok was more serious than other districts because teenagers from the New Territories came ... Felix Chan Police launched a high-profile raid of discos in Mongkok in the early hours of yesterday morning to search for drugs and remind youngsters of the dangers of drug abuse. Watched ...

  10. Young drug arrests double last year's tally

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... arrested on drug charges rose from 1,218 to 1,307. The news came as four jobless teenagers aged 15 and 16 were arrested on suspicion of taking methamphetamine, the drug commonly known as Ice, in an upstairs cafe in Mong Kok on Wednesday night- the latest in a string of young people, including schoolchildren, arrested for drug offences in recent weeks. The four teenagers were among seven ...




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