Driving home the anti-drug message

As public concern over youth drug abuse rises, the government and social organisations are launching various programmes to combat the problem.

Wednesday, 4 November, 2009, 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the story on page C1 yesterday, headlined 'Teenagers experimenting with drugs at 15, says narcotics chief', the public consultation on compulsory drug tests will in fact be conducted by the narcotics division of the Security Bureau, not the police.

7 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Drama to highlight the dangers of drug abuse

The Security Bureau's Narcotics Division hopes a drama produced by students will help counter rampant drug abuse among young people.

Under the programme - launched in collaboration with the Action Committee Against Narcotics and Commercial Radio - the Narcotics Division will recruit 100 students to stage a play with an anti-drug message.

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Elite schools hailed for checks to tackle abuse

International schools that have introduced voluntary physical examinations to check for narcotics have been praised by one of the city's leaders in the fight against drugs.

'These schools really deserve our applause, as the principals and teachers have the courage to face the problem along with their students,' Action Committee against Narcotics chairman Choi Yuen-wan said.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Drug warning issued for holiday

As hundreds of thousands of people pass through border check points and fly out of Chek Lap Kok to take advantage of the Easter break, government officials have warned young people not to abuse drugs while travelling outside the SAR.

13 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Drug cocktails leading to more deaths, says survey

Drug-related deaths have risen sharply in recent years due to accidental overdoses and experimentation with drug cocktails, a government survey has indicated.

7 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Concerted action on drugs

Canto-pop stars joined the chorus of voices warning youngsters against drug abuse.

Kelly Chen, Eason Chan and Miriam Yeung sang their hearts out at a concert which aimed to spread the anti-drugs message.

Organised by the Narcotics Division and Commercial Radio, the concert raised the roof of the New Century Plaza in Mongkok.

25 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Anti-narcotics message to target hard and soft drugs

Fewer young drug abusers were reported to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse (CRDA) last year than the year before, according to the Assistant Secretary of Narcotics, Lam Ka-tai.

'A total of 3,135 drug abusers aged below 21 were reported to the CRDA, 14.3 per cent down on the figure in 1996,' Mr Lam said.

30 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

'Social' drug use on rise

More people are turning to 'recreational' drugs such as marijuana, Ecstasy and cocaine, although drug abuse is generally on the way down, figures released yesterday showed.

The number of drug abusers recorded in the Central Registry of Drug Abuse dropped 11 per cent to 17,555 during last year.

7 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Quiz a test of anti-drugs knowledge

Youngsters can test their knowledge of anti-drug programmes through a new interactive quiz on the Narcotics Division's homepage.

Principal Assistant Secretary for Security (Narcotics), Cathy Chu Man-ling, said the game on the homepage was made up of 10 multiple-choice questions.

26 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

SAR has share of assets of drug traffickers

The SAR has asked to share in more than $14 million of drug traffickers' assets seized in operations with the United States. Commissioner for Narcotics Clarie Lo Ku Ka-lee said the SAR was asking the US for money in two of the four cases involved - with one amounting to US$1.8 million (HK$14 million).

17 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Anti-drugs fund offer

Some $23 million will be available from an anti-drugs fund next year, Commissioner for Narcotics Clarie Lo Ku Ka-lee said yesterday.

Applications for the Beat Drugs Fund will be accepted from today until December 31 from bodies, including government departments, organising anti-drugs programmes.

The awards will be announced in April or May.

27 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Despicable fashion show

I was shocked by the picture on the front page of the South China Morning Post, on Friday, July 18, showing a 'Tang model' wearing a syringe accessory.

That such despicable pictures could appear in the Western world where all kinds of behaviour are acceptable and where 'anything goes', is one thing.

21 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Award for kicking drug habit

Ah-fei was 14 when he first tried opium. Yesterday, the 17-year-old celebrated having kicked a habit that made him sick and drove him to rob his family.

9 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

HK on US blacklist

HONG KONG has been included on a list of 31 countries which the United States considers to be major illicit drug producing or drug transit centres.

A Narcotics Branch spokesman said: 'The territory is recognised as a transit point for China and the Golden Triangle'.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am