Preventing Drug Abuse
Apart from devoting our attention to pressure of teachers and students faced, we are also highly concerned with the increasingly serious youth drugs problem. This year, the Association extended our dedication to drug abuse prevention and intervention services by incorporating counselling with Chinese medicinal treatments to tackle youth drug addiction and physical ailments due to the abuse of drugs such as ketamine. Furthermore, our school social workers at secondary schools in Tai Po continued to take part in the Trial Scheme on School Drug Testing in Tai Po District, and we have received funding from Beat Drugs Fund. The Narcotics Division has also granted us funding to assemble a team of staff for the promotion of Healthy School Programme with a Drug Testing Component at 8 government secondary schools in Kowloon, thereby enhancing students’ awareness in drug resistance through various programmes and encouraging students to participate in wholesome after-school activities.