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Europe on the rocks

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 31 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1142

Responsible use of alcohol

The "responsible use" of alcohol and other addictive substances is an

impossibility. Even moderate amounts of addictive substances do not belong

in our diet. They inevitably take over our lives and undermine our health.

Beware of "health experts" who recommend addictive substances. They are
either misinformed or dishonest. The only people who benefit from
substances are the companies that sell them, and the "health experts" who
promote them and then treat the inevitable abuse.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

01 June 2007
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA