Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > About recreational drugs About recreational drugs All sections in Street drugs » About recreational drugs » Alcohol » Chemicals » Getting help » Herbs » Plants » Psychoactives » Smart drugs SEE: 60% of SA teens have been drunk The level of drug and alcohol use in South Africa is alarming. Reports show that some 60% of teenagers have been drunk. Here are the stats. Like Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you depressed? » Ask Addiction Expert » Talk Divorce support » 'Stoner Sloth' anti-weed ads backfire The science of getting drunk How Lamar Odom's drug binge could kill him Lamar Odom is fighting for his life after a three day partying binge that involved drugs, alcohol and prostitutes left him unresponsive. What exactly was he taking and what effect did these substances have on his heart and other organs? Heroin overdose deaths in US quadrupled since 2000 Heroin overdose deaths have quadrupled in the U.S in the last few years and doctors believe this may be a consequence of tighter prescription drug regulation. A new type of 'poppers' may cause heart rhythm disorder The new 'poppers''drug contains harmful solvents and is more dangerous than traditional amyl nitrate. Are hair drug tests accurate? Hair specimens offer a non-invasive drug test, but can the results be trusted? Gambling addiction Compulsive gambling starts out as recreational and slowly progresses to the point where it has serious consequences for both the gambler and their family. Sniffing to get high Inhalants come in many different forms – from glue to petrol to laughing gas and poppers. What are the different types of substances? It is important to educate your child about drugs. The best place to start is to educate yourself. Are you a codependent drug addict? Are you lying awake at night worrying about someone else's drug problem? Are you lying and covering up for this person? You might be a codependent. Inside addiction After two years without drugs, Health24 user Heather* looks back at her journey out of the depths of addiction. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Choose wisely... » Healthy diet may extend kidney patients' lives Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Finding the right diet for you With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet. Decor danger! » Sick building syndrome FAQ: Sick building syndrome What is sick building syndrome? Your wallpaper might be making you sick Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies.