Can teens drink alcohol under parental supervision or is that breaking the law?

2019-07-05 09:58

Raising a teenager in South Africa is no walk in the park. As a parent, many worries keep you up at night. Are your kids safe? Do they have sensible friends? Are they responsible when you're not around? You have to put their well-being first, but you can't "baby" your child forever. At some point, they may start drinking alcohol, and you might wonder, 'Is it better to let them drink under my roof instead of behind my back?'

Service with a fake smile? People working in the service industry, this could lead to heavier drinking

2019-06-04 16:06

A new study suggests that dishing out 'service with a smile' may lead to having one too many after work, if it's not genuine.

Project to protect pensioners against alcohol abuse

2019-01-12 07:00

A project has been started in Tzaneen, Limpopo, to help keep pensioners busy and discourage them from indulging in alcohol.


2018-07-16 12:57

A new study that was conducted by BMC Medicine shows that one in ten deaths in Mzansi is caused by alcohol abuse – especially those in poor areas.

OPINION: Moms and wine, and how we've normalised the two going hand in hand

2018-07-06 14:45

Natasha Marais shares her thoughts on parenting, drinking and marrying the two, revealing just how destructive this might be for our health.

Zuluboy says he does not have a drinking problem

2018-05-03 09:30

Zuluboy admits he does drink, but does not have a drinking problem

PJ Powers stays true to herself

2017-11-08 14:43

The musicians speaks about overcoming challenges and making a comeback

4 things to consider before bringing alcohol into the home

2017-09-20 16:15

Dr Jaclyn Lotter lists 4 experiences that children with alcoholic parents go through that they simply should not.

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.


It's cheap, and people are drinking it daily - but this doctor has sounded a warning on traditional beer

2019-07-23 05:36

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

2019-07-04 21:00

According to a new study, heavy drinkers should be aware of how they may impact the lives of the people around them.

"My girlfriend prioritises her friends over our relationship – how can we solve this?"

2019-02-03 10:30

Sis Dolly answers some burning questions from our readers.

How Carling Black Label reached more than 45 million people worldwide to fight violence against women

2018-09-07 12:54

The #NoExcuse campaign's crowning event was when women performed a rendition of the well-known “Mas’hambe Nono” song during the Soweto Derby in March.

“There are no gentle ways to fight alcohol addiction”: The mom and wine pairing

2018-07-10 10:24

In response to our article about how normal the moms and wine pairing has become, and that there's a way gentler than the 12-step programme to get back on track, a reader wrote in to say it's something parents need to overcome, but it's not that easy.

80% of SA's male youth deaths are alcohol-related and drug consumption is twice the world norm

2018-06-26 22:02

We've gone from 8 787 people admitted for drug treatment in 2016 in SA to 10 047 in 2017. We need to talk about substance abuse this SANCA Drug Awareness Week.

Alcohol isn't just hurting your pocket - see what it's doing to your body

2018-02-21 15:33

We bemoan the fact that the price of alcohol keeps on escalating – but we need to keep in mind that this commodity affects more than just our bank balance.

How fat can alcohol really make you?

2017-10-19 07:31

Could your daily tipple lead to obesity? There is growing evidence for a link between alcoholism and obesity, but more research is needed.

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.

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