If you think a Lite beer has less alcohol, you believe one of the many myths about drinking.
We take a closer look at treatment options and how this movie star is fighting 'the battle against the bottle'.
With South Africa in the process of legalising dagga, a new study concludes that brainy students on marijuana tend to make irrational decisions.
A study found that negative effects were observed even among former drinkers who had been free from alcoholism for decades.
The finding that alcoholics may lack an enzyme that controls their desire to drink could lead to new ways to treat alcoholism in humans.
A study found that older people who were heavy drinkers had lower scores on tests of so-called cognitive function – worse learning skills, memory and motor function.
New data shows that marijuana use is becoming more acceptable among American adults as states relax their dagga laws.
Illegally made versions of the drug fentanyl is responsible for a large increase of overdose deaths in the US. It can kill users by shutting down their respiratory system.
Findings of a new study show that once people are in a committed relationship, their drinking frequency declines, but that the quantity goes back up when they exit that relationship.
A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals is suspected in spates of overdoses in several US states.
Many people mix dagga and tobacco to save money and make inhalation more efficient. This practice, however, may increase the likelihood of users becoming dependent.
Abusers of anti-diarrhoea drugs are reportedly trying to achieve heroin-like highs by taking massive doses of these medications.
Ecstasy or MDMA is making a dramatic comeback in Europe among young people - a worrying trend that officials believe is the result of online sales and targeted marketing efforts.
Results of a new study indicate that dagga use appears to increase people's vulnerability to developing an alcohol use problem.
Heroin dealers in the US city of Manchester mix fentanyl with their product, and buyers have no idea of the ratio of heroin to fentanyl and how much of the drug they can safely take.
Alcohol remains a killer on the country's roads, and despite government proposals to curb drinking holes, taverns continue to flourish.