Alcohol Is a Depressant:
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant
It is also the most abused drug in our society. past, present, and probably future. It can cause unconsciousness, intoxication, and in some cases death It is as potent as most of the illegal drugs and can be potentially fatal especially when mixed with other drugs.
Drinking and driving are a particularly Dangerous mix - impairment occurs way before the point of legal intoxication
Alcohol can cause severe damage to a developing fetus
Alcohol is the most widely used, and by far the most widely accepted drug known to mankind - past, present and probably future. It is the simplest and very easy to get of all other psychoactive drugs, C,HP,H, (comprised of the most basic elements in nature,carbon, hydrogen and oxygen).
It is also known as ethanol, ethyl alcohol, or ETOH. Alcohol is a depressant drug, similar to the anesthetic drug ether (if you were to take two molecules of ETOH, and add heat (thereby driving away a molecule of water), you would be left with the compound C,HlOO, ether).
Alcohol is the only non-medical drug taken “only” by mouth. Whereas other drugs have multiple methods of use, alcohol is predominately a drug taken orally.
You could indeed soak your feet in a vat of brandy and raise your blood alcohol level, but this is not something that could be done much in social grace.
You can also inject alcohol directly into the vein, but the physical harm that this could cause might be life threatening. There are also reported cases of late-stage alcoholics who can no longer drink alcohol due to the destruction of their intestinal system and they get drunk by giving themselves vodka enemas.
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