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  1. 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
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672201/teenagers-experimenting-drugs-15-says-narcotics-chief
  3. Abuse of teenagers reduces Fred Ma to tears

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Phyllis Tsang Former secretary for commerce and economic development Frederick Ma Si-hang has appealed to Hongkongers to give a second chance to students with drug problems. ... during a consultative session in Mui Wo on Sunday. Some Mui Wo residents abused the students and booed when college representatives spoke. 'When I watched television... I really thought... ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683763/abuse-teenagers-reduces-fred-ma-tears
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - China Insider - DRUGS

    17-year-old girl arrested in Jiangxi after posting photos of herself snorting ketamine online

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:40pm by James Griffiths

    ... to an out-of-body experience – referred to as a “K-hole” – when consumed in large amounts. In 2008, the UN wrote that ketamine was “the most abused drug in Hong Kong [and] gaining popularity across southern ... drug users in Hong Kong in 2013, according to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse. In May, Hong Kong customs seized more than 20 kilograms of the drug being smuggled from the mainland. Police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1610630/17-year-old-girl-arrested-jiangxi-after-posting-photos-herself
  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 - DISEASE

    Teenager contracts dengue fever in Japan, in first such case in 70 years

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by KYODO

    ... to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry. The patient, a Japanese teenager with no record of overseas travel, ran a high fever late this month and has stayed in a hospital in the city of Saitama. Her ... Diseases is probing whether there are other infected people living close to the teenager and has called on prefectural governments to be wary of the disease. The disease does not spread directly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581276/teenager-contracts-dengue-fever-japan-first-such-case-70-years
  10. Expansion of college for teen drug abusers backed by government, but not by locals

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong's only private school for teenage drug abusers has won support from the government for its plans to expand into a vacant school on Lantau Island, more than three ... community and address their concerns before coming to a decision on the association's proposal.' Lesson in drugs Hong Kong has only one private school for teenage drug users The percentage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676810/expansion-college-teen-drug-abusers-backed-government-not-locals

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