Effects of drug abuse on teens drug abuse at any age can cause serious health effects, but teens who abuse drugs are at particular risk for negative consequences. Hong kong police force - types of drugs home crime matters drugs types of drugs chronic abuse produces psychosis similar to schizophrenia, causing picking at. In comparison, illicit drug use for those who were not current alcohol users (used alcohol within the past month) was reported at 52 percent 15 youth who smoke tobacco are nine times more likely to meet the medical criteria for alcohol abuse and 13 times more likely to meet the medical criteria for illicit drug abuse and dependence. Child and adolescent mental illness and drug abuse statistics child and adolescent mental illness statistics did you know drug abuse is still a major problem. In the thesis, the author found that there are five motivations of drug abuse in hong kong: 1) hedonism or pleasure seeking 2) peer influence 3) addiction/avoidance.
Hong kong jockey club drug infocentre: useful information: faq on drugs what are the consequences of abusing drugs can drug abuse make you happy no many drugs. Policies and strategies to tackle smoking and drug abuse in hong kong professor shlee emeritus professor of community medicine, the chinese university of hong kong. Yuen/the common drugs of abuse in hk 93 death can occur early from arrhythmia, hyper-thermia, seizure or intracerebral haemorrhage hyperthermia is known to cause dic.
Of-home care are from families with active alcohol or drug abuse (wulczyn, ernst, & fisher, 2011) according to data in the adoption and foster care. Teen drug abuse statistics teen drug use is a reality in most schools alcohol is by far the greatest drug in use among high school students of other drugs. Drug abuse help call us drug rehab centers in fayetteville nc advanced techniques. Drug abuse or substance abuse refers to the use of certain chemicals for the purpose of creating pleasurable effects on the brain there are over 190 million drug users around the world and the. Understanding drug abuse drug abuse is the taking of drugs which harm the physical, mental or social well-being of an individual, in doses above or for periods beyond those normally regarded as therapeutic or general usage.
Un identified hong kong as a smuggling hub for drug syndicates the un published a 35-page report last year, stating that there is an increasingly active trade of illegal narcotics in hong kong and the mainland. This article describes hong kong's overall youth drug abuse situation and the society's prevention and intervention with focus on christian zheng sheng college, the only high school that provides drug abuse treatment and recovery services in hong kong through literature review, site visit, and. Drug abuse is nowadays a more and more urgency youth problem all over the world as an international commercial city, hong kong is exposed t. Drug abuse information clearly states drug abuse is an extreme desire to obtain, and use, increasing amounts of one or more substances drug abuse is a generic term for the abuse of any drug, including alcohol and cigarettes.
This book on young psychoactive drug abusers, together with his previous book on chronic drug abusers, document and compare the changes in the drug abuse pattern in hong kong over two generations of drug abusers. Adolescent substance abuse is a growing concern in hong kong and there has been several peaks in adolescent substance abuse in the past two decades in fact, these peaks mirrored the global trend of abusing non-opiate psychotropic substances and the growing belief among young people that psychotropic substance abuse is non-addictive and it is a. This is for an hku criminology projecting investigating the youth drug abuse in hong kong here we have put together a video with some of our findings from s.
Narcotics offences the dangerous drug ordinance - chapter 134 penalties for narcotics offences any person who traffics in a dangerous drug shall be liable upon conviction to a fine of hk$5,000,000 and imprisonment for life. Simply stated, drug abuse includes the use of any illegal street drug, the use of a legitimate prescription medication in any way other than its intended purpose, or even the use of any medication beyond its prescribed frequency or dosage. Police will help schools prevent drug abuse, says hong kong researcher however, hampton believes there aren't enough drug counsellors working in hong kong, with non-chinese-speaking or ethnic. Drug abuse many people in the world have abused drugs at least once in their lifetime and some of those people abuse it every day lots of drug abuse often turns into a drug addiction which is much more serious and can even be deadlymany people do not understand that people who have drug addictions choose to continue their behaviors or that.
Top 10 reasons why people abuse drugs substance abuse comes in many different forms and can happen for many different reasons while every addiction is different, and the intensity can vary from substance to substance, there are some common reasons people may become addicted to a substance. Drug abuse see drug abuse elder abuse maltreatment of an older adult, ranging from passive neglect of needs to overt mental, physical, or sexual assault physical abuse any act resulting in a nonaccidental physical injury, including not only intentional assault but also the results of unreasonable punishment. The cabin hong kong is an outpatient drug recovery centre and the specialist in drug rehabilitation services, focusing on substance addictions, such as alcohol and.
Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way each year drug abuse causes millions of serious illnesses or injuries among americans. Hong kong is not thailand or singapore, but while being caught with drugs won't see you facing the death penalty or the business end of a cane, hong kong's drug laws are far less liberal than in europe or the us the hong kong public's attitude to drug taking is conservative recreational drug. Illegal drug abuse is the action of using drugs that are prohibited by the government or strictly controlled by means of prescription to alter one's consciousness and emotions the hong kong government has a zero tolerance policy against illegal drug use drugs such as cannabis and ecstasy, which.