Effects of Alcohol 1.1

In this section we will discuss:

  • How alcohol is made
  • Alcohol strength
  • Factors that affect alcohol intoxication
  • Alcohol and drug interaction
  • Myths about alcohol

To understand how alcohol affects the body first it’s important to understand what is alcohol. Alcohols are groups of compounds many of which are found in paints, extracts, cosmetics and other products. The alcohol found in beverages is ethyl alcohol (ethanol). It is a colorless liquid that is pure, undiluted and has a burning taste.