Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > Alcohol Alcohol All sections in Street drugs » About recreational drugs » Alcohol » Chemicals » Getting help » Herbs » Plants » Psychoactives » Smart drugs 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. 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 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. 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. Bigger groups of friends down more drinks on a night out On a night out on the town, bigger groups of friends tend to down more drinks than smaller ones. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.