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  1. Heep Yunn debaters win trip to US

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... for their teenage children's drug abuse behaviour'. The winning team not only won a cash prize of $10,000 but also a free trip to the United States. They will attend the Lions Clubs International ... was anti-drug abuse. The event was organised by Youth Outreach and the Drug Awareness Committee of Lions Clubs International District 303, with support from the Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau ...

  2. Half-tonne of cocaine seized in 6 months

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Continual online surveillance was also monitoring drug abuse among teenagers. Police noted that most drug abuse by teenagers was taking place in their homes or the homes of their friends. ... at the mid-year crime situation review. And the abuse of cocaine in Hong Kong was expected to increase because of the huge profits involved in the sale of the drug. Police seized 498 kilograms of cocaine ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Fewer teens taking drugs, study finds

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Government figures show a decline of youth drug abuse in Hong Kong ahead of this Sunday's international anti-drug abuse day. The Action Committee Against Narcotics announced last week that the number of reported young drug abusers dropped by 39.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year. The number went down from 1,110 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Drug use by teen girls on the rise

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Social worker warns of abuse Greater vigilance is needed to stop drug abuse among teenage girls in Hong Kong, a veteran social worker has warned, after official figures showed ... for the youngsters.' Apart from the increasing drug supply, Mr Lo also warned that the recent drug abuse case at the Fanling school showed that teenagers' craving for drugs had become stronger. ...

  7. Urine drug tests likely for pupils

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... expensive, while the cost of urine testing is lower,' Dr Choi said. He pointed out that hair testing also was not as accurate, as it took some time to see the effect of drug abuse in hair samples. 'A teenager might be a drug abuser, but testing his hair might not reveal that because it takes time for the effect to show. We will also learn from experience in other countries ...

  8. Letters

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

    ... parenting and counselling are appropriate solutions to the problem, but these measures alone are not enough to stamp out teenage drug abuse. Teenagers dare to take, or even sell, drugs at school ... distributed to other students on campus. Dealers will become secretive when it comes to selling drugs and teenagers will find it more difficult to get them. Drug abuse has become so serious ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their parents or siblings, according to a survey ('Focus on families amid rising drug use', March 2). This is another potential source of teenage drug abuse that we should pay attention to. I believe the voluntary drug-testing scheme in schools can play a significant role in curbing teenage drug abuse. But we cannot ignore this latest news that families could actually offer young ...

  10. Surge in young drug abusers

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also among the reasons teenagers were becoming drug abusers. She said the government would launch a pilot programme with private medical practitioners to provide early intervention to young ... Joshua But The number of reported young drug abusers surged 10 per cent to more than 1,600 in the first half of this year, police said yesterday, adding that cheaper prices could have been ...




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