16 July 2008


Within five minutes of consuming alcohol, it enters the blood stream via the stomach. The effects can last for several hours.

Appearance and use in South Africa

Alcohol is freely available in an estimated 230 000 liquor outlets in South Africa. South Africans consume over 5 billion litres of alcoholic beverages per year, according a report by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Effects of alcohol

The symptoms of alcoholism

Withdrawal symptoms

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