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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the effectiveness of treatment is a worthy objective. Unfortunately it is not that simple, as a government advisory body has found. Since drug abuse on its own is self-harm, it is not to be compared ... of drug abuse, especially among people under 21, the committee advocated the scheme because it believed there had been a rise in drug abuse at home which was easier to hide. The consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666622/teenagers-held-swoop-drugs-party
  3. Comment - Letters

    Helping parents curb teen drug abuse

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Offering parents help to prevent drug abuse within the family Life Education Activity Programme (LEAP) wholly endorses the statement by Winnie Kwan in advocating that education is the key to ensuring that more young people are fully aware of the dangers involved in drug abuse ("Try harder with anti-drug drive publicity", March 18). LEAP is the leading drug prevention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1198994/helping-parents-curb-teen-drug-abuse
  4. News - World - SWEDEN

    Swedish police warn of rise in teenage gang rapes filmed on smartphones

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... police have warned of a growing trend of teenage gang rapes, often filmed or photographed on smartphones, as a high-profile case under a new rape law opened in the capital. In the case before the Stockholm court, three young men are accused of raping a girl, whose age has not been made public, in a forest south of the capital. The girl was under the influence of drugs, and a judge said she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1373052/swedish-police-warn-rise-teenage-gang-rapes-filmed-smartphones
  5. 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
  6. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto mayor to seek help for drug abuse, says lawyer, as new crack cocaine video emerges

    Posted May 01st 2014, 11:38am by Associated Press in Toronto

    ... the video from a self-professed drug dealer showing Ford taking a drag from a pipe early on Saturday morning. “He acknowledges he has a substance abuse problem and he wants to do something about ... a leave of absence to seek help for substance abuse, his lawyer said on Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. The Globe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1501488/toronto-mayor-seek-help-substance-abuse-says-lawyer-new-cocaine-video
  7. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Teenager's death sheds light on brutal discipline at military-style camps for internet addicts

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 08:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... and continued to kick her,” the injured teenager was cited as saying in recalling the fatal incident. Eventually the 19-year-old stopped breathing before medical staff called by the treatment camp ... amounting to abuse. In 2009, a 15-year-old boy from Guangxi province died from being severely beaten by trainers just two days after arriving a camp treating internet addiction. The incident sparked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1534046/teenagers-death-sheds-light-brutal-discipline-military-style
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    More teenage girls joining street gangs

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... workers and 12 more former clients to be employed there. Of the 150 staff at the centre, 50 are former drug abusers, street kids or ex-offenders. Foundation chairman Peter Cheng Kar-shing said: ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Social workers say girls are taking over from the boys as leaders, and some as young as six being exposed to triad culture, sex work and drugs More girls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1115453/more-teenage-girls-joining-street-gangs
  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia sentences French teenager to 25 years in prison for role in heroin-smuggling plot

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:05pm

    ... Associated Press 19-year-old receives hefty term and US$12,500 fine along with Australian woman and three Nigerians A French teenager, an Australian woman and three Nigerians were ... convicted in absentia two other Nigerians, who fled after the trio were arrested, and sentenced them to 27-year terms. During their trial in April, the two women denied any involvement in drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1520395/cambodia-sentences-french-teenager-25-years-prison-role-heroin-smuggling
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film about teenage delinquency tests the mettle of its three young stars

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau Making their big screen debut in a gritty drama about teenage delinquency pushed the film's three young stars to their limits, writes Chris Lau Girls behaving badly Rainky ... commercials, and 19-year-old Hui is a popular model with fans in Hong Kong and the mainland. But when they were picked to star in a drama about three teenage delinquents, directed by Philip Yung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1534108/film-about-teenage-delinquency-tests-mettle-its-three-young

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