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 Young addicts should follow 12 steps just like AA A programme similar to Alcoholics Anonymous may help teens recover from their addictions. 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 '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. 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?