From the April 1969 magazine.

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Alcohol Akin to Opiates

Two New York biochemists reported what they believe might be the long-sought scientific reason that alcohol can cause behavioral changes ranging from euphoria through drunkenness to hallucinations.

Drs. Michael Collins and Gerald Cohen said that the body probably converted alcohol through a series of complicated steps to substances chemically akin to morphine, peyote, and other opiates and hallucinogens.

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