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  1. Teen drug use declining: survey

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... much damage drug abuse can do. The researchers were shocked to learn that 9.2 per cent of teenage heroin abusers and 6.6 per cent of psychotropic substance users usually got the drugs from their parents or siblings. Dr Choi said ACAN would conduct more research on parents' influence on teenage drug abusers. They plan to extend the anti-drug abuse campaign to both parents and children ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Think twice: drugs can ruin your whole life

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... teenage drug abuse. The problem has become increasingly serious. Children as young as eight are taking drugs. They are obviously not aware of the dangers. Teenagers need to be more aware ... and poisoning our teenagers. MARTIN LI Thank you for your letter, Martin. I know a girl who used to take drugs. Although she has stopped, the damage done to her brain is irreversible. She's young, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Rehab centre row requires a sensitive touch

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in their vicinity, the 'not-in-my-backyard' mentality has prevailed. Coming in the midst of several recent cases of teenage drug abuse in schools and public areas, the fears of Mui Wo residents ... of education and home affairs played? Was enough thought given to integrating the college into the Mui Wo community? The government has been waging a war against teenage drug abuse, so it could ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Shift in pattern of use presents challenge

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... problems,' he said. 'The teenage drug abusers will grow up and the number of adult psychotropic substances abusers will go up within a few years. We see that there will be such a demand ... pointed out drug users changed their pattern of use over time. 'The government is now reviewing resources on heroin abusers, as it observes a fall in the number,' he said. 'But many ...

  8. Cough syrup addicts 'cause shortage'

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... price of cough syrup 10 times more than its cost, raising profits with sales to teenage drug abusers. Excessive use can lead to breathing difficulties, toxic psychosis, dizziness, or even death ... showed that most pharmacies did not keep a record of consumers asking for cough syrup with codeine. 'Some pharmacies sell the cough syrup to teenagers who are drug abusers. They charge them ...

  9. Compulsory drug tests should not be implemented in schools

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The teenage drug abuse problem has become serious. There have been a number of news reports about youngsters selling and taking drugs in schools and at entertainment venues. Some people have suggested the need to have compulsory drug tests in schools, however, I do not think this is a good idea. Having compulsory tests will undermine any harmony that exists in a school ...

  10. Drug abuse is another factor

    Posted Dec 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... correlation between contracting Aids and drug abuse among young people, drugs expose teenagers to the risk of unsafe sex, said Neda Ng Hei-tung, assistant prevention officer at Aids Concern. 'The problem of drug abuse has become serious in recent years. Some teenage drug-takers we have talked to have experienced sexual diseases or abortion.' As a result, Ms Ng and her colleagues ...




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