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Moderate alcohol consumption as risk factor for adverse brain outcomes and cognitive decline: longitudinal cohort study

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2353 (Published 06 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2353

Beware of Addiction

Linking addiction with affliction, and craving with raving, addiction is a poison pill that makes us ill with sinister sequelae that go right to our belly, turn our mind to jelly, and make us silly willy-nilly.*

*Craving is the hallmark of addiction, and the most common addictions are a slippery slope of sugar, honey, chocolate, vanilla, cola, coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. The best way to quit alcohol, tobacco, and drugs is to quit sugar, honey, chocolate, vanilla, and cola. The sweet treats of childhood are the bedrock of deadly, adult addictions.

Competing interests: No competing interests

07 June 2017
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA