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Alex Beam

When it's time to kick back and not relax

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / July 19, 2006

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Like many other Americans, I am addicted to two, powerful psychoactive drugs: caffeine and alcohol. I speed up my heart rate with a cup of coffee every morning, and I enjoy a beer or a glass of wine in the evening. Alcohol is a muscle relaxant and a depressant. For me, it is the gateway to sleep. (Full article: 744 words)

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