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  1. Tests could scare students off drugs

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Yin-kwan, 16, agreed. 'I don't think there are any effective methods currently to solve the problem of teenage drug abuse. The proposed measure is a lesser of two evils,' said ... abuse among young people. Psychiatric specialist Lee Wing-king said the tests could have a deterrent effect on would-be drug takers. 'With the unannounced saliva and urine tests, the fear ...

  2. letters

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... raised awareness of the seriousness of teenage drug abuse. People used to avoid this sensitive topic. We should face the problem before it gets out of control. Moonar Tsoi, Tak Nga Secondary ... But I don't think the aim of the scheme is to find out who uses drugs. Drug testing should act as a deterrent to teenagers who might try drugs. As most young people try ketamine or other drugs out ...

  3. Pharmacies ignore laws on codeine, probe finds

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Addicts tell of pharmacies with rooms for abusers to drink cough syrup Codeine cough syrups are easily available to teenage drug abusers because pharmacies ignore the law ... with Tai Po, Wan Chai, Mong Kok and Cheung Chau the most notorious areas. The study, launched last month by the drug treatment shelter's welfare worker David Ng Ka-shun, exposed rising abuse ...

  4. Official 'satisfied' at response on drug testing

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... was needed to help teenagers understand the problems of drug abuse because the situation had been worsening, Lai said, with the number of drug users under 21 increasing by 57 per cent in the past ... Bureau would assume that pupils who were unwilling to take part were drug users. He added that people should not rely only on the government in the campaign against teenage drug use. 'The ...

  5. letters

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is right that officials only need parental consent to take urine samples from under-18s. Minors should also have a say in whether they undergo drug tests. I agree that teenage drug abuse ... several family tragedies in Tin Shui Wai, the 'city of sadness'. Many local youngsters are unhappy, too. Some of them take drugs to ease their study pressure, while a number of teenage ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Bloodswell by Jane Houng

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... themes for Hong Kong, including homosexuality and teenage drug abuse. It also explores Anna's first experiences of sex- although all the metaphors of erupting volcanoes and foamy waves ... and romantic, but also rich. If you're thinking this sounds familiar, you're right. The teenage vampire romance borrows heavily from Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight novels. ...

  7. Spying parents should try talking instead

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and their parents and teachers. If the problem of teenage drug abuse is to be lessened, authorities would do better to provide more funding for education programmes and policing. Most of all, though, ... have little real effect. It may turn up a handful of users, but it will not stop the wider recreational abuse of commonly used drugs such as Ecstasy and ketamine. On the back of concerns about ...

  8. letters

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... traditions and heritage. I think this knowledge can greatly benefit today's youngsters. Teenage drug abuse and bullying are increasing at an alarming rate. I wish those youngsters knew more ... Money not ultimate goal in life Nowadays, many people promote the idea 'Money stands for power'. Teenagers should ignore this advice. If people spend all their time trying ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q How can teenage drug abuse be reduced? As a parent of a teenage girl, I would like to offer some suggestions which might reduce teenage drug abuse. These are taken from my own experience. Awareness of the effects of taking soft drugs should be raised by highlighting it through the media and schools. Experts could be asked to give talks at secondary schools. Parents should ...


    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Caitlin Wong

    ... 'ladies' nights' to attract girls.' While teenage drug abuse is worsening- arrests in the first half of the year have risen 34 per cent to 430 from 320 over the same period last year- ... in the fight against teenage drug abuse. 'Many teenagers take drugs to drown out the frustration and helplessness they feel over issues they can't handle. The abuse is often just a symptom ...




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