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International regulation of alcohol

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2364 (Published 07 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2364

Beware of Alcohol

Alcohol, an addictive depressant and social lubricant, creates the euphoria of
confidence and relaxation, and the sickness of bad judgment and anxiety. The
euphoria of confidence and relaxation, and the sickness of bad judgment and
anxiety, reinforce each other: the euphoria blinds you to the sickness; and the
sickness makes you crave the euphoria. Ironically, alcohol creates and
aggravates the very sickness it seems to cure.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests
26 November 2008
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA
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