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Men and alcohol: benefits and hazards

Jonathan Chick MA, MPhil, MB ChB, DSc, FRCPsych, FRCPE

Jonathan Chick MA, MPhil, MB ChB, DSc, FRCPsych, FRCPE

Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Honorary Professor

Castle Craig Hospital, Peeblesshire, Scotland

Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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First published: 27 November 2014

Abstract

Alcohol is a clever molecule. It can act as catalyst in male bonding but as a solvent in many other relationships, being responsible for dissolving men's partnerships, both personal and commercial. Business deals and marriages are toasted in alcohol, but ethanol conspires in many ruptures.