Alcohol is an ingredient in drinks such as whiskey, gin, vodka, beer, wine or other liquids that containing ethyl alcohol. Legal in most cultures Alcohol is a liquid, mind and mood altering chemical, often used as a social lubricant. Alcohol abuse can lead to alcoholism. Alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream extremely quickly from the stomach, leading to intoxication. Alcohol is intended for moderate use, but when a person suffers from the disease of addiction, they abuse alcohol, and lose control over their consumption and their lives.
Alcohol is an intoxicating and addictive substance and long term abuse is associated with many physical and psychological problems. Alcohol is regarded as a socially acceptable substance in most western cultures, and involved in young peoples ‘rites of passage’ despite the fact that it is associated with one of the highest rates of preventable death. The word “alcohol” actually refers to a family of chemicals, but when people speak about “alcohol” they usually mean ethanol.