What is Alcohol ?


Alcohol is the type of drug which has depressant and stimulant effects at the same. The intensity of each of these effects is determined by the amount of alcohol drunk in one time. If you are drinking less alcohol which your body can bear then you may feel stimulant effects which is very common while if you are drunk enough that you body can not afford any further alcohol and you are still drinking then you may feel depressant effects which may be much more harmful for your health. 

Short Term and Long Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body and Brain  

Short Term and Long Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body and Brain

Depending on how much alcohol is consumed in a short term period, you may face breathing issues, unsteady movements, illogical acts, vomiting or may go to coma if consumed in high amounts. On the other hand, if you are continuously consuming alcohol and addicted to it then you may face memory loss, depression, brain nerves damages or stomach issues and these issues may become responsible for death sometimes.

Chemical Name for Alcohol and Alcohol Chemical Formula 

Chemical name of alcohol is Ethanol. Ethanol is a chemical which is used in the manufacturing of perfumes and vanishes on a large scale. 

Chemical formula of alcohol is C2H5OH which contains -OH as an essential chemical bond. 

Types of Alcoholic Drinks 

types of alcoholic drinks

There are more than 10 most popular types of alcohol which are commonly used all over the world. Each of these type contain different percentage amount of alcohol which are mentioned in the following list: 

  1. Beer contains almost 3-6% alcohol. 
  2. Cider contains almost 4-8% alcohol
  3. Wine contain almost 10-20% alcohol
  4. Tequila contains almost upto 40% alcohol
  5. Rum, whiskey, vodka and brandy contain 40-50% alcohol.

Ingredients in Alcohol

Alcohol is a liquified ingredient which is found in beverages like beer, rum, cide, wine etc. Each of these beverages is formed in a different way which means each of them has different color, taste and effects depending on the percentage amount of alcohol present in that. In the formation process grain, apples and grapes and other ingredients are passed through the fermentation process. 

Fermentation process is such a process in which yeast or bacteria are reacted with some food for a long period of time. 

Moreover, wine can be prepared by sugar and grapes, beer can be formed by sugar and malted barley grains and vodka can be prepared by sugar and beets, plant or potatoes depending on the required taste, color and odour. 

Interesting and Shocking Alcoholism Facts

Shocking Alcoholism Facts  

  • Alcohol has different effects for male and females as effects of alcohol drugs vary gender to gender.
  • Alcohol can change your current mood.  
  • You may never guess how much you are drunk when consuming alcohol.
  • Depressant or stimulant effect of alcohol depends on how much you are drunk.
  • On an average 600-700 fresh grapes are used in the preparation of single wine bottle
  • It can take from 35 to 40 years for alcohol to turn into mature form. 

What Organs Does Alcohol Affect

Alcohol affects different organs in different ways. Its damage to the brain can cause partial memory loss. It slows down the working of brain nerves which makes it very difficult for messages to travel between the human brain and body and in the end we start doing crazy things. Moreover, when you drink for long term and are addicted to it, the size of your mind starts shrinking and this will affect your ability of learning, thinking or memorizing everyday works. Drinking alcohol for a long time can cause lungs and stomach diseases as well which sometimes results in sudden death.