Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > Alcohol Alcohol All sections in Street drugs » About recreational drugs » Alcohol » Chemicals » Getting help » Herbs » Plants » Psychoactives » Smart drugs New drug may help curb smoking and drinking According to researchers, an experimental drug might target the same brain areas linked with withdrawal and stress, and have an impact on both tobacco and alcohol use disorders. 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 Are you as drunk as the company you keep? Perceptions of your intoxication are influenced by how much those around you are drinking, a new study found. People in a committed relationship drink less Findings of a new study show that once people are in a committed relationship, their drinking frequency declines, but that the quantity goes back up when they exit that relationship. Pot users may face 5 times greater risk of alcohol abuse Results of a new study indicate that dagga use appears to increase people's vulnerability to developing an alcohol use problem. Is your colleague an alcoholic? Knowing the signs of alcohol addiction is helpful for both employer and employee, as early detection makes it easier to provide assistance and increases the person's chances of recovery. US women starting to match men's drinking habits Although American men drink more than women, the gap is slowly narrowing as women increase their alcohol intake. Humans and alcohol go back a very long way Millions of years ago our primate ancestors developed an enzyme that enables us to tolerate alcohol – and the rest is history. Taverns flourish as drinking legislation stalls Alcohol remains a killer on the country's roads, and despite government proposals to curb drinking holes, taverns continue to flourish. Party like a pro Whether you’re attending a holiday party, wedding, or other celebration, you can sometimes find yourself in an awkward situation. Here are some useful tips to cope gracefully. Why young married couples suddenly drink less A study suggests that heavy alcohol use conflicts with expected marital roles and therefore young married adults consume less alcohol than their unmarried counterparts. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.