What is Alcohol?


Created On: Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On: Friday, 15, November 2019

A beverage or a drink with alcohol is a drink that contains ethanol, which is a type of alcohol made from the fermentation process. Grains, fruits, and other types or sources of sugar are fermented to create alcohol that is found in beer, wine, and spirits. Alcohol is a depressant and can also be a psychoactive substance, and is one of the oldest recreational substances on the planet. Alcohol causes intoxication, and the effects include euphoria, decreased anxiety, mood lift, sedation, depression of the central nervous system functions, impairment of the cognitive functions, along with memory, and motor skills, and aggressive and agitated behavior. Alcohol will cause addiction and dependence and is the most commonly abused substance in the United States.

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