It was no different for best friends Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, with Cameron saying Drew’s alcohol struggles were “difficult to watch”.
Many fans expressed their concern for Matthew Perry’s wellbeing after he was seen slurring and staring oddly at the camera in a promotional video shot for the ‘Friends’ reunion special.
A recent study found that we enjoy a drink more than any other country on the continent. What makes for even worse reading is the link between alcohol and trauma injuries.
There are some potentially massive changes afoot in South Africa’s alcohol legislation, changes that could have some very far-reaching consequences.
We know those method actors who love to get into character whilst filming can sometimes struggle with bringing their work home. It seems Jon Hamm might have done just that with Don Draper.
Recent examination of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program may have the organisation stand up and admit, “Hi our name is AA, and we have a problem.”
Sky News reported over the weekend how some mothers in South Africa are drinking heavily during pregnancy to damage the unborn child in order to receive disability benefits.
The Department of Health has released the results of a study completed earlier this year that paints a grim picture of both Cape Town and the Western Cape’s rampant use and abuse of alcohol. Long story short, the study concludes that Cape Town is South Africa’s drunkest city, and the Western Cape its booziest province. Er, yay?
Rhea Page from London was viciously attacked by four other girls last year. They dragged her to the ground by her hair then beat her with kicks and punches. During the act they kept screaming, “kill the white slag”. However, they won’t be punished after a judge heard that the Muslim girls “were not used to drinking alcohol”.
Let’s face it, as necessary as they are, some awareness campaigns are pretty lame. Especially when they are conceptualised by ad agencies who are out of touch with the audience they are trying to speak to. But not this quality, yet very funny New Zealand commercial. It urges blokes to be “legends” by not letting their friends drink and then drive.