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About recreational drugs

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.

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.

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Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction

Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut

Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.

I gave hubby HIV »

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I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.