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  1. Thursday Think Tank

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Five things we're all wondering about... 1. Teenagers who abuse drugs do poorly in IQ testing... gee, the next they'll discover is that people who drink a lot can't drive very well. 2. More Hong Kong women opt to stay single... it's hard to find a soulmate when every guy in town is lining up like geeks at the comic books festival. 3. Margaret Chan seeks ...

  2. letters

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the increase of drug abusers. It's as if the government could only think about how to put out fires, not ways to stop people setting them. Furthermore, the policy address only discussed teenage ... Take drug abuse more seriously The Hong Kong government does not seem to have a clear policy in its campaign against drugs. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's policy address late ...

  3. Fighting the menace

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has for a long time pursued a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal drug use. As police figures published today show a sharp increase in teenage abuse, is it time for the authorities to re-focus their policies on education? ...

  4. Persistence key to ultimate test

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... in 1996. The day after his release in 1996, a probation officer referred him to the Christian Zheng Sheng Association, a group providing rehabilitation services for teenage drug abusers. His life ... Colleen Lee Having secured a place in Form Six after five attempts at the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, recovering drug addict Poon Ka-kuen said persistence was his key ...

  5. Parents, teens need to fight drug abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, I read a news article about teenage users getting drugs from their parents. I don't see how that's possible, but youth drug abuse is becoming more serious in Hong Kong. ... to raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse. Secondly, I think most teenagers who take drugs do so because they want to get their parents' attention. Parents usually spend too much time ...

  6. Proceed with care on drug tests at schools

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Drug testing in schools is a radical measure already tried overseas with mixed results. It says something about concerns raised by rising teenage drug abuse in Hong Kong ... And how are we going to handle students confirmed to have abused drugs? These are some of the questions that need to be carefully thought through. The war against drugs cannot be left solely ...

  7. Youngsters head north to escape HK's drug crackdown

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... of the Evangelical Lutheran Church's North District youth outreach team. One teenage drug abuser says that since the arrests in Shenzhen, many abusers had moved to a new disco, called New Ground, ... Sherry Lee Cheaper nightlife also lures teenagers across border, say social workers More than 4,000 Hong Kong teenagers regularly visit Guangdong cities to take drugs, say social workers ...

  8. letters

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teenagers need parents, not drugs Teenage drug abuse is a serious problem the government needs to solve. Teenagers come into contact with many things they are not mature enough to cope with. But because many parents work and have little time to spend with their children, teenagers can end up turning to the bad guys in society. There needs to be more communication between ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Drug rehabilitation school still no closer to new home after four years

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:20am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a chance, we could set an example for other teenage drug abusers," he said. The school is run by the Christian Zheng Sheng Association. The Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau, which ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Rehab school no closer to new home A remote drug rehabilitation school on Lantau Island is still no closer to finding a new home, four years after Mui Wo ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q How can teenage drug abuse be reduced? The death of a 13-year-old girl last week draws our attention to drug abuse again. Youngsters are very curious about everything surrounding them and are easily lured, and drugs are a good example. To protect teenagers from drugs, government help is vital. The government should toughen laws on bars. It could require bars to install monitors ...




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