The drug tests are carried out in 23 schools in Tai Po, a district in Hong Kong, out of the total of 523 schools in Hong Kong. In these schools, up to 5% of the students in each school would be chosen randomly to take drug tests with consent from both the parent and the student on agreeing to take the test. Students’ urine sample will be used in the tests and the test covers several common types of drugs which were consumed by teenage drug abusers in Hong Kong.
There is a need in carrying out school testing schemes because of the increasing number of drug abusers over years. According to the statistics from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse, since 2003 there is a rise in the number of young drug abusers aged under 21, and the population of drug abuse have became younger by every year. For instance, the number of young drug abusers have risen from 2206 people in ...
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