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  1. Teenagers held in swoop on drugs party

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... taskforce on youth drug abuse in November. One suggestion was for a voluntary drug-testing scheme in schools. In a police raid on another public housing flat in Tuen Mun in November, 10 suspected ... detected seven drug smuggling cases, arrested six people and seized HK$2.94 million worth of illegal drugs. Figures from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse showed that the number of reported ...

  2. Police may target six drugs in crackdown in drug driving

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... are asked to provide body fluid, such as saliva, for testing, but there was little proof the test used there would be as effective on ketamine- an abusive drug favoured by Hong Kong teenagers ... Anita Lam Six drugs most commonly abused by Hong Kong people have been shortlisted as the targets in a government move to tackle drug driving. Under a proposal to be unveiled next week, ...

  3. Family decay makes job harder: drugs tsar

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Societal changes 'central to narcotics battle' Weaker family ties are making the battle against drug abuse tougher than ever, according to the chairman of the Action ... society. The Central Registry of Drug Abuse said the number of reported abusers under the age of 21 increased 18 per cent to 2,729 in the first three quarters of last year compared with the same ...

  4. Police crack gang that recruited children to sell drugs to pupils

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A syndicate said to have recruited teenagers to sell illegal drugs has been smashed after an alleged core figure and two suspected traffickers including a 14-year-old boy were arrested in Mong Kok early yesterday, police say. The gang assigned its recruits to find new clients- mainly students- and offered free drugs to lure teenagers, according to investigators. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says the finding of falling drug use among Hong Kong youth does not reflect the full extent of the danger of abuse they face Hidden depths Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new ...

  6. Is our drugs war a lost cause?

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Shenzhen, where teenagers can easily obtain drugs smuggled from the mainland, said Michael Luk Chung-hung, a Yuen Long district councillor. Drug abuse in Yuen Long and the northern districts ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Drug abuse in Hong Kong is at its lowest point in 25 years, but experts say the war against drugs is far from won. Officials are quick to point to the latest ...

  7. Positive thinking helps teenagers stay off drugs

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The power of positive thinking is often praised, but in Hong Kong its effectiveness has been linked to much lower levels of drug and alcohol use among teenagers, a five-year study revealed last week. The study, conducted by five local universities, tracked teenagers who had taken part in a secondary school programme called Project Paths- Positive ...

  8. Teenagers charged with selling ketamine

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with drug trafficking for allegedly selling ketamine to five girls aged 13 to 14 from Sheung Shui Government Secondary School. The girls complained of feeling sick after allegedly taking the drug during the lunch break on Friday. They were later arrested on suspicion of taking illegal drugs. One of the girls was also arrested ...

  9. Broad approach needed to tackle drug problem

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Regardless of the views of Hong Kong's party-going youths, drugs are considered harmful by society. That is why laws are in place banning their use and imposing penalties for those found with them in their possession. There can be no sadder proof of the ill-effects of drug abuse than the case of 13-year-old Cheuk Wai-yin, who collapsed and died on a Mong Kok footpath ...

  10. Long-term teen drug users score poorly in IQ test

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Sherry Lee

    ... In the three-year study, over 300 teenagers from Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei, who all had records of prolonged drug use, were given IQ and memory tests. The youngest participant was 15. While ... associated to drug abuse. 'If they don't quit, their mental ability will continue to be damaged,' Dr Cheung. Yesterday, police were trying to track down on the supplier of recreational ...




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