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In human history, the regular consumption of alcohol is directly related to cultivated agriculture, when people began to deliberately brew beer-like drinks from grain 6,000 to 8,000 years ago. People had individual experiences more or less by chance even before that, for example when fruits began to ferment in the first primitive vessels and the resulting alcoholic beverages were consumed. Very soon these were also used for soothing or healing purposes, because various positive effects were recognised by chance, but of course their cause could not be interpreted. This is attested in many ancient writings, including the Bible.

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