From the November 1978 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Cause of Synergism Discovered

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Helen of Troy was said to have dissolved opium in the wine she served her warrior guests as a balm for their grief. Today, increasing numbers of Americans have concocted similar balms for themselves: alcohol and tranquilizers, alcohol and sedatives, alcohol and stimulants.

Some drugs react synergistically with alcohol--that is, one plus one equals ten or even 50. What puzzled...

-- William Stockton