• Alcohol | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/alcohol People drink to socialize, celebrate, and relax. Alcohol often has a strong effect on people—and throughout history, people have struggled to understand and manage alcohol’s power.
  • Drinking too much alcohol can harm your health. Learn the ...

    www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years. 1,2 Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years.
  • Alcohol's Effects on the Body | National Institute on ...

    www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohols-effects-body Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body: Brain: Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.
  • Alcohol (Ethanol) Effects, Hazards & Warnings - Drugs.com

    www.drugs.com/alcohol.html The term "alcohol" has been synonymous with "spirituous" liquids for the past 300 years. The history of alcohol consumption, along with codes limiting its consumption go back to 1700 B.C.
  • Alcohol: MedlinePlus

    medlineplus.gov/alcohol.html If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. But drinking too much can be harmful, so it's important to know how alcohol affects you and how much is too much.
  • CDC - Frequently Asked Questions - Alcohol

    www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. Alcohol affects every organ in the body. It is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small ...
  • What Is Alcohol? Is Alcohol a Drug? Alcohol Content - Drug ...

    www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/alcohol.html Alcohol is a drug. It is classed as a depressant, meaning that it slows down vital functions—resulting in slurred speech, unsteady movement, disturbed perceptions and an inability to react quickly.
  • Alcohol - World Health Organization

    www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/alcohol Alcohol is a psychoactive substance with dependence-producing properties that has been widely used in many cultures for centuries. The harmful use of alcohol causes a large disease, social and economic burden in societies.
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    drug-rehab-2020.us.org/rehab Alcohol Top Rated Treatment Centers Drug and alcohol addiction can have lasting effects on many facets of an individual's life. Selecting a top rehab isn't a decision to be arrived at lightly and, furthermore, shouldn't be restricted by how close to home a particular facility is.
  • Alcohol - definition of alcohol by The Free Dictionary

    www.thefreedictionary.com/alcohol Word History: The al-in alcohol may alert some readers to the fact that this is a word of Arabic descent, as is the case with algebra and alkali, al-being the Arabic definite article corresponding to the in English. The second part of the word, -cohol, comes from Arabic kuḥl, the word for a fine powder (most often made from antimony) used as a cosmetic to darken the eyelids.