Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > Alcohol Alcohol All sections in Street drugs » About recreational drugs » Alcohol » Chemicals » Getting help » Herbs » Plants » Psychoactives » Smart drugs 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. 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 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. 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. How drinking devastates the Western Cape Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo has declared war on alcohol abuse as the effects place tremendous pressure on the healthcare system. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.