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 Top tips for beating PMS now Win a spa voucher worth R1000! Don't let PMS get you down Four tips for healthy winter hair Live healthier The struggle is real » 5 things to know before taking an antihistamine How to cope with seasonal allergies 15 tips for students with allergies For university students, moving out of home can be daunting at the best of times but for those with severe allergies or asthma, it may feel close to impossible. Coffee and wine for the win! » 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.