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Young addicts should follow 12 steps just like AA

2017-08-14 15:37

A programme similar to Alcoholics Anonymous may help teens recover from their addictions.

Drunk driving in SA: 'Harsh penalties unlikely to reduce number of incidents'

2017-04-25 09:04

'Harsh penalties could help to engender a feeling of fear of the consequences of drunk driving but are unlikely to reduce the number of incidents,' says Rhys Evans, director of ALCO-Safe.

How to tell if your teen is an underage drinker

2016-11-08 16:11

The dangers of underage drinking cannot be overstated and parents are advised to look out for behaviour that may be indicative of their teenagers consuming alcohol.

WATCH: Kenyan chief sacked after drunk video goes viral

2016-03-24 13:49

An assistant chief from Mawingu location in Molo, Kenya, Joseph Rotich, has been fired for being drunk while on duty.

The dangers of alcohol during pregnancy

2015-10-20 11:50

If you're trying to fall pregnant, you should avoid drinking any alcohol as even a small amount can be dangerous to your unborn child.

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Jabu Pule, Oskido share tips on how to drink responsibly

Football legend Jabu Mahlangu (aka Jabu Pule) and music pioneer Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa have teamed up with the Young, Free & Educated programme to raise awareness about alcohol abuse among the youth.

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How drinking devastates the Western Cape

2015-03-28 18:00

Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo has declared war on alcohol abuse as the effects place tremendous pressure on the healthcare system.

SA's R300bn booze burden

2015-02-01 17:07

South Africa’s drinking problem is killing the nation and has an adverse effect on the economy, research shows.

“One drink can’t hurt…..”

2014-12-02 10:22

Well actually, it can and as we all gear up to a fun-packed festive season, perhaps it is time to know our limits.

Secure your prescription drugs when hosting holiday parties:

2013-12-30 14:58

Some guests might be tempted by easy access to medicines.

 

Legislation is not always the answer

2017-07-23 07:14

Aspects of the Liquor Amendment Bill need further interrogation as they may have negative consequences.

Hiding their shame in alcohol

2017-04-16 06:03

For young rural men, poor education, lack of employment and no state support leads to frustration and rage, writes Yandisa Sikweyiya.

"I too am the adult child of an alcoholic"

2016-06-14 10:00

A Parent24 reader also shares her experience with an alcoholic parent.

US women starting to match men's drinking habits

2015-11-30 14:31

Although American men drink more than women, the gap is slowly narrowing as women increase their alcohol intake.

The sobering truth about a drunk parent

2015-10-13 14:35

What kids will tell you when they grow up.

SA implements 5 year plan to end drug abuse and trafficking

2015-06-26 09:34

The South African government urges the public to get involved in the fight against drug and alcohol abuse in light of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as well as National Substance Awareness Day on the 26th of June.

It's a fact: we get drunker when we drink with others

2015-03-11 10:24

A new study confirms that the number of friends in your drinking party influences how much you drink and men are particularly guilty of the peer pressure to drink more.

Dry quiet season for some in Cape Town

2015-01-25 14:35

Cape Town had a quieter festive season due to the confiscation of almost 12 000 bottles of alcohol during its crackdown on violations of its alcohol laws, says a councillor.

Steps to end alcohol abuse in SA

2014-05-26 11:08

South Africa's social development department will use WHO data to try to end alcohol abuse. Individual South Africans consume an average of 8.2 litres of pure alcohol per annum.

Underage drinkers and smokers supplied by family

2013-09-25 10:57

Many underage smokers and drinkers get their cigarettes and alcohol from family or friends, according to a Canadian study.

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