Alcoholism: New Victims, New Treatment

From the day man first sipped the liquid collecting around honey or fruit left too long in a warm place, alcohol has played an important role in his life. Early in history, wine became—and still is—an integral part of religious ceremonies. The Bible acknowledged the "wine that maketh glad the heart of man" (Psalms 104: 15), and Pasteur called it "the most healthful and hygienic of beverages." In the hectic modern world, hundreds of millions of people drink liquor, beer or wine for enjoyment, solace and tranquillity. Yet today, as it has...

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