- alcoholism - France - Pakistan - South Africa - wine
Alcoholism: the curse of the craving
When does a "harmless" drink before dinner become a "harmful" addiction? This week we take a closer look at the curse of alcoholism and efforts to curb its impact.
An increasing number of doctors in France are prescribing a pill normally used to treat muscle pain in order to help alcoholics give up drink. A recent study has found it has remarkable effects. We speak to the doctor who conducted the study, Professor Philippe Jaury, as well as patients who stopped drinking within weeks of taking Baclofen.
Next, they've never had a drink but alcohol has scarred them for life. South Africa has the highest rate of children who are disabled because their mothers drank heavily during pregnancy.
Finally, we take a look at an alcohol rehab' clinic in 'dry' Pakistan.