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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Hong Kong anti-drugs body pushes drug testing, despite opposition

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Anti-drugs body pushes testing despite opposition A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong ... the Action Committee Against Narcotics, would allow police to force people to undergo tests if there was "reasonable suspicion" that they had taken drugs. Those who failed could be referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545183/hong-kong-anti-drugs-body-pushes-drug-testing-despite-opposition
  4. 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
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Home Office to review probe of high-level child abuse allegations

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Probe into old child-abuse cases reviewed The chief civil servant at Britain's Home Office has pledged to engage a senior lawyer to review the handling of allegations of child sex abuse against senior public figures three decades ago. Mark Sedwill, permanent secretary at the Home Office, said in a letter to Keith Vaz, chairman of Parliament's Home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548357/british-home-office-review-probe-high-level-child-abuse-allegations
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - World - COURTS

    Former TV star Rolf Harris gets five years in prison for abusing girls

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Sex abuser Harris jailed for five years Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was yesterday jailed for five ... but yourself." Harris was the second person to be convicted under a wide-ranging police investigation set up after allegations that a fellow BBC television star, Jimmy Savile, was a prolific abuser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547094/former-tv-star-rolf-harris-gets-five-years-prison-abusing-girls
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s new terror law ‘green light for abuse’, says HRW

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Terror law green light for abuse, says rights group A tough anti-terror law gives a "green light for abusing suspects" and should be withdrawn, ... could be used to suppress peaceful political opposition and criticism of government policy. "This vague and over-broad counterterrorism law gives a green light for abusing suspects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546997/pakistans-new-terror-law-green-light-abuse-says-hrw
  10. Surge in drug crimes, family abuse

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... dismissed suggestions that the city had become a drug trafficking centre but noted a rising trend in the number of young abusers. 'We arrested 204 youngsters in the first half of last year, ... team, said more teenagers were becoming drug dealers. 'We know this from our own experience. Frequent police operations might also have led to the rise in arrests,' he said. Mr Lo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601725/surge-drug-crimes-family-abuse

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