Home > Medical > Addiction > Alcohol 03 November 2019 WATCH: My life as an alcoholic A young woman's account of how she became an alcoholic, and her journey from addiction to recovery. 0 "The first time I had alcohol, it was like falling in love for the first time."Image credit: iStock Deutsche Welle Related articles It's cheap, and people are drinking it daily - but this doctor has sounded a warning on traditional beer Many people in rural Vhembe binge on cheap traditional beer, don't have access to nutritious meals and don't exercise – a triple combination that can prove lethal. Alcoholism harms 53 million Americans who don't have a drinking problem According to a new study, heavy drinkers should be aware of how they may impact the lives of the people around them. FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Addicted to pleasure – Whisky Take a look at the turbulent history of the whisky industry and see how this commodity grew, from rather humble beginnings, to what it is today.