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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    2 Hong Kong men, one aged 17, arrested in Indonesia on drug charges

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta 2 HK men arrested on drug charges Two Hong Kong men- one aged 17- have been arrested trying to smuggle almost US$600,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine into Indonesia, an offence punishable by death, an official said yesterday. The teenager was the youngest ever person caught trying to traffic drugs through the international airport that serves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532129/2-hong-kong-men-one-aged-17-arrested-indonesia-drug-charges
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Girls' drug abuse figures rise

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Drug abuse figures for teenage girls has increased by nearly a fifth in the past year, as education chiefs promised extra support for the controversial drug-testing scheme ... for Psychotropic Drug Abusers needed to be strengthened. NGOs that sent social workers into schools in Tai Po would also be provided with additional services, including counselling and support to pupils ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692013/girls-drug-abuse-figures-rise
  5. News - World - CRIME

    X-men films director Bryan Singer accused of raping teenaged boy in 1999

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:38am by GDN

    ... The Guardian X-Men director accused of raping teenaged boy Bryan Singer, the director of the X-Men films and The Usual Suspects, has been accused of raping a 17-year-old boy and forcing him to take cocaine in 1999 in a civil lawsuit filed in Hawaii. Plaintiff Michael Egan claims he was abused by Singer and others in Los Angeles and Hawaii during a period in which he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486489/x-men-films-director-bryan-singer-accused-raping-teenaged-boy-1999
  6. Effective weapons to fight drug abuse

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng Frequent news of teenage drug abuse in schools, public parks and on beaches has shocked the community. Hong Kong people are deeply concerned about their children's ... their victims. From the drug abuse problem to the all-round education of teenagers, family life is the key; the solution lies in parents spending more time with their children. Concerning school life, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684268/effective-weapons-fight-drug-abuse
  7. Thousands of students are 'hidden' drug abusers who need rehab, experts estimate

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang As many as 4,000 students might be drug abusers, a leading anti-drug advocate estimated yesterday. Statistics from last year's government Central Registry of Drug Abuse report suggested that there were 3,000 drug abusers in Hong Kong under the age of 21, of which 900 were secondary students, said Action Committee Against Narcotics chairman Daniel Shek Tan-lei. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687357/thousands-students-are-hidden-drug-abusers-who-need-rehab-experts-estimate
  8. 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? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558484/fighting-menace
  9. 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
  10. Study links memory loss to drug abuse

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... to finish them.' The study also found that teenagers who abused drugs before the age of 15 showed more neurological symptoms like memory loss and lisping, or psychiatric symptoms including ... This was because, after using drugs for 18 months, he suffered from memory loss that left him unable to study effectively. 'I feel remorseful for giving up my dream because of drug abuse... the adverse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719060/study-links-memory-loss-drug-abuse

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