Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > Getting help Getting help All sections in Street drugs » About recreational drugs » Alcohol » Chemicals » Getting help » Herbs » Plants » Psychoactives » Smart drugs 'I gave up drugging at 16' Drug abuse can be as much a social addiction as anything else. A young woman delves into the social undercurrents that drove her to this, and gives some valuable advice to parents. 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 Addiction: speaking to your friend When a friend shows signs of abusing alcohol or other drugs it sometimes hard to know what to say. Do you have a problem with alcohol or drugs? Answer the following questions as truthfully as possible.Say whether the following statements are true or false. International Drug Awareness Day: how can we change a life in 20 days On 26 June the global spotlight falls on addiction, we look at the concerning statistics regarding drug abuse as well as the role of rehabilitation in the treatment of addiction. Living with medicine addiction Two people shared their experiences with medicine addiction on this week's episode of "'n Lewe met". Hitting rock bottom After 20 years of addiction ups and downs, Health24 reader Glen knew it was time to stop. Is your child taking drugs? Is your kid just moody, or is there something more serious lurking in the woodwork? How does a parent tell and when is it right to intervene? What next after rehab? The first 90 to 360 days of recovery can predict how you will manage and sustain your recovery. Confronting drug addiction The UN has declared 26 June the International Day against Drug Abuse. Learn what to do if you suspect that your friend or family member may be taking drugs. Detox and withdraw Withdrawal from drug and alcohol abuse may be life-threatening. We look at this during Substance Abuse Awareness Week. 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.