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    Tuesday March 2 2010

    Focus on families amid rising drug use

    Phyllis Tsang

    The government's main adviser on drug abuse has called for a focus on the family in measures to counter abuse after growing numbers of schoolchildren said in a survey that they got drugs from their parents or siblings.

    Professor Daniel Shek Tan-lei, chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics, was speaking after 19 per cent of drug-taking students in the survey said they had got drugs from brothers or sisters and 7.8 per cent from parents.

    Temptation to try drugs was high in families where parents or siblings were also drug abusers, Shek said on an RTHK radio programme. 'It is difficult for those kids to say no.'

    The survey, the biggest of its kind and which included primary school pupils for the first time, showed that 90 per cent of primary and secondary schools had pupils who said they had taken psychotropic drugs.

    In all, 158,089 students - 19.3 per cent of the total - completed the questionnaires.

    The results were described as alarming by Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong.

    Forty-two per cent of drug-taking pupils said friends supplied them with drugs. The students were allowed to choose more than one answer to this question.

    There was a significant increase in the percentage of secondary school students saying they got drugs from family members compared with a previous survey in 2004.

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    2010-04-29 12:29:28 補充:

    Those saying parents supplied them rose from 4.2 to 7.9 per cent, while the proportion who got drugs from brothers or sisters increased from 2.1 to 24.8 per cent.

    2010-04-29 12:29:35 補充:

    Shek said it might not be appropriate for youth abusers to go home after rehabilitation if their parents, brothers, sisters, boyfriends or girlfriends were taking drugs.

    'Boarding school might be an option for those kids.'

    2010-04-29 12:29:51 補充:

    Shek said there were two types of parents with a high risk of having a child taking drugs - those who put a lot of pressure on their offspring and those who neglected them.

    'Parents' neglect of their kids might be related to marriage problems,' he said.

    2010-04-29 12:30:01 補充:

    'It is sad to note that some parents love their kids and even give them a lot of pocket money but take no time to take care of their children.'

    More than 35 per cent of the children in the survey said pocket money was one of their main sources of funds to buy drugs.

    2010-04-29 12:30:20 補充:

    Shek, who is also a member of the Family Council, said it would conduct a demographic study of Hong Kong families as a reference for future policies on youth drug abuse and compensated dating issues.

    2010-04-29 12:30:25 補充:

    The Security Bureau would review the trial voluntary drug tests being conducted in Tai Po schools in the middle of this year.

    Shek said he had reservations about extending voluntary drug tests to all schools.

    2010-04-29 12:30:44 補充:

    'School-based tests - in which the test could be arranged by schools and the report sent to parents for reference only - could be a possibility,' he said.

    2010-04-29 12:30:50 補充:

    The government will also consult the public in August on whether to take the tests a step further and make them mandatory - an issue Lee has described as 'very controversial, touching on legal issues, human rights issues and technical issues of enforcement'.

    2010-04-29 12:31:08 補充:

    In the 2004 survey, 95,558 students at secondary schools, international schools and the Institute of Vocational Education completed the anonymous questionnaires.

    The latest survey, which was conducted in the last school year, also included upper primary school pupils and university undergraduates.

    2010-04-29 12:31:17 補充:

    Of the 94 primary schools that took part, 89 per cent had pupils who said they had taken drugs. Only one of the 112 secondary schools surveyed had no drug cases.

    All 17 post-secondary institutions surveyed, including universities, had students who had used drugs.

    2010-04-29 12:31:41 補充:

    Overall the survey found 3.7 per cent of students - one in 27 - reported having experience with psychotropic drugs. In primary schools the figure was 1.6 per cent, in secondary schools it was 4.3 per cent and at universities it was 2.9 per cent.

    2010-04-29 12:32:03 補充:

    Lee said the survey indicated there was a drug problem in primary schools.

    He said the rate was not 'too high' but 'it is alarming'.

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    2010-04-29 12:49:13 補充:

    Wednesday March 3 2010

    Send drug abusers to boarding school, says professor

    Mabel Sieh

    The chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics has warned that young drug abusers need to be taken out of their environment to recover.

    2010-04-29 12:49:30 補充:

    A survey has shown that many schoolchildren are getting drugs from their parents and siblings.

    Professor Daniel Shek Tan-lei told RTHK that youths who lived with drug abusers in the home would be tempted to use.

    2010-04-29 12:49:35 補充:

    'It is difficult for the kids to say no [to family members],' he said. He suggested that such teens be sent to boarding school to get them out of the drug abuse environment and give them a better shot at recovery.

    2010-04-29 12:49:50 補充:

    The survey was conducted by the Security Bureau in the 2008/09 school year. It included primary school pupils for the first time.

    The survey showed that 7.8 per cent of all drug-taking students had got drugs from their parents and 19 per cent from their brothers or sisters.

    2010-04-29 12:51:03 補充:

    There was an increase in the number of secondary students who got drugs from their family compared to the 2004 survey.

    2010-04-29 12:51:18 補充:

    In the latest survey, 7.9 per cent of the respondents said they got drugs from their parents, compared to 4.2 per cent five years ago. Meanwhile, 24.8 per cent said they had got drugs from their siblings, compared to 2.1 per cent in the last survey.

    2010-04-29 12:51:31 補充:

    More than 35 per cent of the children in the survey said they used pocket money to buy drugs.

    'It is sad that some parents love their kids and give them a lot of pocket money but don't have time to take care of their children,' Shek added.

    2010-04-29 12:51:51 補充:

    Of the 94 primary schools which took part in the survey, 89 per cent had pupils who said they had taken drugs.

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