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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613705/surge-young-drug-abusers
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia sentences Frenchman to 15 years in prison for Bali drugs smuggling

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:27pm

    ... in January at Bali airport with more than 3kg of the drug, also known as Ice, hidden in two plastic bags in his suitcase lining, prosecutors said. Customs officials said at the time of his arrest that the drugs had a street value of about US$500,000. A court in the Balinese capital Denpasar yesterday sentenced him to 15 years in jail, lighter than the 17-year term demanded by prosecutors. His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557489/indonesia-hands-frenchman-15-years-prison-bali-drugs-smuggling
  3. Drug abuse clinic set for Kowloon East

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A clinic for drug abusers will be set up at United Christian Hospital next month to cope with a rise in the number of young people using narcotics. It will be the first one in the Hospital Authority's Kowloon East cluster. There are already such clinics in the other clusters to treat drug abusers and provide them with counselling. Michael Yiu Gar-chung, Kowloon East ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654492/drug-abuse-clinic-set-kowloon-east
  4. Appeal for action to fight teen drug abuse

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... because of a lack of government funding. The appeal is the first initiative of the Concern Group for Youth Drug Abuse, which was formed last month by volunteer social workers from youth outreach teams and drug use counselling centres. The group's founder, Lee Tak-wai, said early intervention was crucial to helping teenage drug users. She said students as young as eight were taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563017/appeal-action-fight-teen-drug-abuse
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Drug suspect accused with possession of Ice jumps HK$500 bail

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Ice suspect leaves court cold with bail jump A drug suspect jumped bail set at HK$500 after a High Court judge last week overrode a magistrate's decision to keep him in detention and released him pending trial, a court has heard. The suspect, Leung Ka-kit, 34, failed to appear in Eastern Court yesterday to answer two charges related to the drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557313/drug-suspect-accused-possession-ice-jumps-hk500-bail
  6. Kit to help parents spot drug abuse

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... against youth drug abuse, given that 60 per cent of teenagers were found taking drugs at home or at friends' homes. University of Hong Kong associate professor of social work Sandra Tsang ... Joshua But A counselling centre is offering help to parents who fear their children going astray- a kit to help them spot early signs that they are abusing drugs. The resource kits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684790/kit-help-parents-spot-drug-abuse
  7. Fight against drug abuse should have no borders

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

    ... short time. With the summer holidays under way, there is a danger that young people with time on their hands will succumb to temptation. In recent years, teenagers wanting to buy cheap drugs ... it deals with long-term problems such as drug abuse among young students. A one-off crackdown, even if it lasts for several months, will not succeed. In many ways, youngsters who buy drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686590/fight-against-drug-abuse-should-have-no-borders
  8. Young drug abusers deserve second chance

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... abusers in Mui Wo reflects understandable concerns for the welfare of the teenage students. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has appealed to residents of the Lantau Island community to 'embrace ... school and are affronted at the suggestion that it should now be used to house drug abusers. Officials should have been aware of this and consulted the residents earlier. There was always going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684006/young-drug-abusers-deserve-second-chance
  9. Comment - Letters

    Early identification of drug abuse is so important

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... Early identification of abuse is crucial in war against illegal drugs The Action Committee Against Narcotics launched the public consultation on the Rescue drug-testing scheme in September. It hopes the scheme [extending police powers for drug testing] will enhance early identification of drug abusers. At present, individuals may have had a long history of abuse before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1419469/early-identification-drug-abuse-so-important
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Fake Sheikh' suspended after singer Tulisa Contostavlos drug trial collapses

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London 'Fake Sheikh' suspended after drug trial collapses Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid The Sun suspended an investigative reporter nicknamed the "Fake Sheikh" yesterday after a pop star's drugs trial collapsed amid claims that the journalist lied in court. The trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos, who was accused of offering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557136/fake-sheikh-suspended-after-singer-tulisa-contostavlos-drug-trial

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