Home > Medical > Addiction > News News All sections in Addiction » About Addiction » Alcohol » Gambling Addiction » Addiction News » Rehabilitation and Help » Your Guide to Drugs Addicts switching from painkillers to heroin The reason why prescription-drug abuse in the US is down may be because some people are switching from painkillers to heroin. Medications can help people quit drinking Most people with alcohol use disorders aren't getting any treatment, and only about 10% are getting a medication as part of their treatment. Long working hours linked to alcohol abuse risk A new study finds a link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » 13 strange ways to get high The truth about college binge drinking Medication may curb desire for alcohol In a lab that looks like a bar, US researchers are trying to find new ways to curb heavy drinking. Recovered drug addicts at lower risk of new addiction People who overcome drug addiction are less likely to become addicted to something else in future. Substance Abuse Awareness Day: 26 June 2014 Substance abuse is when people use drugs or alcohol to feel better or for fun, or to even relieve anxiety. It can however be harmful to one's body and mind. Alcoholism damages brain's white matter Heavy drinking may be especially damaging to white matter in the frontal areas of the brain, which can interfere with the impulse control needed to stop drinking. Cape Town Recovery Film Festival 2014 The Cape Town Recovery Film Festival 2014 features locally produced feature films, short films and international productions like Russell Brand’s film 'From Addiction To Recovery'. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!