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  1. letters

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of drug abuse is increasing, I think the government should act. Suitable education should be provided to warn teenagers about the dangers of drug abuse. Schools can also identify pupils who may ... Teen drug use is a growing problem I think there are several reasons why teenagers take drugs. They face a lot of pressure from their studies, from relationships, and from their parents. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668949/letters
  2. 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
  3. Chief singled out youth drug abuse 2 years ago

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Eva Wu and Celine Sun Tackling juvenile drug abuse was identified as one of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's concerns in his policy address after his re-election as chief executive two years ago. Yet, the matter was not given top priority until recently, when reports of drug abuse among young people emerged in June. Mr Tsang said last month that the problem required 'urgent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689883/chief-singled-out-youth-drug-abuse-2-years-ago
  4. 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
  5. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says sleeping pills abuse is on the rise

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington All Blacks coach is alarmed over players mixing of medication with alcohol and energy drinks Sleeping pill abuse on rise, says Hansen Sleeping pill abuse ... not the way the All Blacks want to live." Australia's National Rugby League said last week that it was introducing tests for sleeping pills amid rising concerns about their abuse. The move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1456375/all-blacks-coach-steve-hansen-says-sleeping-pills-abuse-rise
  6. Overprotective parents should relax

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there are no other dangers out there. Teenagers can be faced with alcohol, drug abuse, physical abuse, gangs or lured into dangerous activities like street racing. It is very easy to make bad judgments when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650494/overprotective-parents-should-relax
  7. Judge hands teenage drug trafficker lenient sentence

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was 'factually fanciful'. In sentencing, the judge took into account that Tsang had a decent family background and no history of drug abuse, and that he had committed the offence as a consequence ... Magdalen Chow 16-year-old is jailed for 41/2 years, with a longer term deemed an unlikely deterrent A judge yesterday jailed a 16-year-old drug trafficker for 41/2 years, saying his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/468011/judge-hands-teenage-drug-trafficker-lenient-sentence
  8. 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
  9. Bladder agony of young drug abusers

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Young drug abusers suffer painful bladder problems for up to 10 years rather than seek help, doctors treating them at a recently established clinic have found. ... treatment will lead to bladder damage deteriorating to a point that it becomes irreversible even when they stop using drugs and receive treatment,' Tam said. Drug abuse damages the bladder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996045/bladder-agony-young-drug-abusers
  10. Business - Money

    Discovery Bay teens- bored to drink and drugs

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 09:15am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... to find parents debating how much rope to give their teenagers, who are resorting to drink and drugs out of sheer boredom. I am not making this up. Granted, it’s buried in a thoughtful piece about ... It doesn’t sound like the school discos, church run youth groups and sport, music and drama clubs are hitting the teenage spot in DB.   Drug problem exists Claire Smith, mother of two kids aged 14 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/1365991/discovery-bay-teens-bored-drink-and-drugs

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