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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Teenage drug arrests rise 16pc on last year

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The number of teenagers arrested for drug-related crime rose by 16 per cent in the first three months this year, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday. Mr Lee said drug seizures had also gone up. A total of 324 teenagers were arrested between January and March for drug-related offences, compared with 278 in the same period last year- an increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681056/teenage-drug-arrests-rise-16pc-last-year
  4. The best deterrence for drug abuse: trustworthy information

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his letter ('Get the dealers', April 9), Leung Wai-nok makes an assumption that is increasingly prevalent in the current discourse on drug use: that teenagers take drugs due to peer pressure. Whereas I do not doubt that peers most certainly play a role in teenage drug use, to put it down to such an unclear notion as 'peer pressure' seems worryingly vague. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712180/best-deterrence-drug-abuse-trustworthy-information
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708900/sharp-rise-reported-drug-abuse-among-girls
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692013/girls-drug-abuse-figures-rise
  7. 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? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558484/fighting-menace
  8. Surge in young drug abusers

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also among the reasons teenagers were becoming drug abusers. She said the government would launch a pilot programme with private medical practitioners to provide early intervention to young ... Joshua But The number of reported young drug abusers surged 10 per cent to more than 1,600 in the first half of this year, police said yesterday, adding that cheaper prices could have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613705/surge-young-drug-abusers
  9. Drugs at top school: police inaction faulted

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Joshua But Police, lawmakers and social workers yesterday warned youth drug abuse was spreading, and a legislator voiced shock at the failure of police to act ... incidents. They spoke as a spate of ketamine abuse by youngsters continued, with three teenagers found to have taken it at a beach. Rosaryhill School, on Stubbs Road, said four girls were found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682922/drugs-top-school-police-inaction-faulted
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610256/have-you-ever-come-across-drugs

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