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  1. 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 ...

  2. Mailbag

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the debate on teenage drug abuse: the phenomenon is getting more and more serious. Curiosity and the psychological benefits of dispelling a feeling of blankness are the main reasons leading teenagers ... to share their experiences of the harm done. This could strengthen the impression of how harmful drug abuse can be. Also, parents should play an important role. Some teenagers first try drugs ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be better people under the guidance of a group of selfless teachers. Having only a few teenage drug abusers in a local school is a headache to the principal and the teaching staff, yet the college teachers face a whole bunch of teenagers with a record of drug abuse. What have the government and the public done to help or show support? The concerns of Mui Wo residents are understood, but what ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... attraction. Morris Cheung Siu-wa, managing director, Ngong Ping 360 How should we tackle teenage drug abuse? There has been a rapid increase in the number of teenagers using drugs. Schools can play ... to take them. The government needs to hold talks and set up exhibitions, to help illustrate to teenagers the consequences of drug abuse. Young people who have managed to give up taking drugs ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's only secondary school with rehabilitation services for teenage drug abusers', the Christian Zheng Sheng College ('Expansion of centre for addicts in doubt', May 5). These young people have the greatest need. Hong Kong has insufficient educational facilities for teenage drug abusers who are in recovery and the government should provide these facilities. ...

  6. More should be done to deter drug use

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... measures against drug abuse by teenagers. Hui Yuen-ting, CCC Heep Woh College From the Editor Thanks for the letter, Yuen-ting. Drug abuse is definitely on the rise in Hong Kong and it is a serious ... take the lead in tackling this problem. Their love and concern will help prevent teenagers from taking drugs. Very often, parents are too busy making a living to take good care ...

  7. Devil in disguise

    Posted Sep 25th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... set up a programme that offers medical help to teenaged drug abusers. The programme, called the Play Safe Project, enlists the help of two local doctors who provide medical check-ups ... to public attention. And statistics continue to alarm. Recently, the department of social work of the Chinese University of Hong Kong completed a survey on teenage drug use and found that nine out ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the Philippine consulate so the worker can get back to Hong Kong as soon as possible and be given another appointment. Joyce Chin, Hung Hom How should we tackle teenage drug abuse? I am concerned about the large number of teenagers who are taking drugs. Many teenagers start taking drugs out of curiosity. If adults try to explain to teenagers how dangerous drugs are, it may be counter-productive ...

  9. Public Eye

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

    ... souls, not talking gibberish. But that's what they have been doing. The church opposes random drug testing of students even though teenage drug abuse is soaring. It backtracked a bit only ... , then they're saving souls, not stigmatising them. Random testing is intended to put the fear of God into abusers- do drugs and you'll be made to do penance. And if the testing frightens kids ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are being sold and put more resources in these places. It is only through cutting the supply of drugs that the problem of teenage drug abuse in Hong Kong can be solved. On the downside, students may ... worsen. Of course there is a pressing need to combat teenage drug use, but it is also equally important to protect the privacy of young people and not to disclose positive drug test results ...




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