Home > Medical > Addiction > News News All sections in Addiction » About Addiction » Alcohol » Gambling Addiction » Addiction News » Rehabilitation and Help » Your Guide to Drugs Study shows alcohol, tobacco cause more health harm than illegal drugs Tobacco use and alcohol abuse kill nearly six million people a year, according to the WHO.It's smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol – and not taking illegal drugs – that pose the greatest risks to people's health, according to a new international study. ‘Dagga still illegal in SA’ According to a lawyer, the ruling that one can grow and use dagga in one's own home has not yet come into effect, and therefore cannabis is still illegal in South Africa. 2 common dagga myths busted Even though marijuana has been legalised in many parts of the world, there are still many issues about the use of this controversial plant. 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 New test for Tik takes a few seconds According to experts a quick test for methamphetamine might reduce violence and accidents caused by the drug. Surgery may trigger opioid abuse in teens and young adults Opioids can be highly addictive when used incorrectly. Researchers established that post-surgical opioid use can increase the risk of addiction. Legalise illicit drugs and save lives, says ex-cop An organisation called Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is campaigning for police to adopt a more humane approach to drug users. Dagga can lead to smart kids making dumb choices – study With South Africa in the process of legalising dagga, a new study concludes that brainy students on marijuana tend to make irrational decisions. 9 out of 10 US docs ill-prepared to prescribe dagga The dagga debate has been going strong since SA legalised dagga for private use. But what do doctors know about the medicinal use of marijuana? Substance abuse? There's an app for that Apps are being used for the treatment of more and more conditions – and substance abuse is the latest on the list. Legalised dagga may lead to more road accidents Studies about the dangers of smoking dagga and driving have not resulted in any definite conclusions. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Congestion associated with sinuses can ruin your day Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash!