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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 23, 2014

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by LETTERS

    ... drugs is a serious crime. I know that teenagers sometimes imitate their idols, but hopefully the opposite will happen in this case. They will appreciate that even with peer pressure, it is wrong ... situations, not in front of the media or the public. Wilkie Wong, Yuen Long   Rights abuses show China's true values The detention, torture and long-term abuse of Gao Zhisheng is an international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1579599/letters-editor-august-23-2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by STAFF

    ... Jaycee Chan The son of action star Jackie Chan was detained in Beijing over possession of drugs. Jaycee Chan was detained along with popular Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung. They were allegedly caught smoking marijuana at a foot massage parlour. Police later found 100 grams of the drug in a home reportedly belonging to Jackie Chan. The star said he was "furious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580218/bad-week-august-24-2014
  7. 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
  8. School for drug abusers struggles to meet demand

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Students needing rehabilitation overwhelm college Hong Kong's only secondary school with rehabilitation services for teenage drug abusers is struggling to cope with soaring ... The school's enrolment is growing as drug use among teenagers grows. The number of youngsters arrested for drugs-related offences during the first half of the year nearly doubled over the same time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602084/school-drug-abusers-struggles-meet-demand
  9. Sharp rise reported in drug abuse among girls

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak There has been a slight drop in the number of people taking drugs but a big increase in abuse by girls, a government body has found. Members of the Action Committee Against Narcotics noted a drop of 2.3 per cent in the total number of reported drug abusers last year compared with 2008. They were also told the number of reported young abusers under the age of 21 had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708900/sharp-rise-reported-drug-abuse-among-girls
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... for teens If you thought trying to get a sleepy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong. The American Academy of Paediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of teenagers a public health issue in a policy statement on Monday. And to help fix the problem, the organisation called for US middle and high schools to push back their start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580884/later-start-school-day-would-benefit-teenagers-research-shows

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