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What is alcohol?

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The scientific name for alcohol that people drink is ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Beer, wine, and liquor all contain ethyl alcohol. Other types of alcohol, like rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol), are poisonous if you drink them.

From: Teens and Alcohol WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Collegedrinkingprevention.gov: "College Drinking: Changing the Culture."

CDC: "Fact Sheets - Underage Drinking."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on April 18, 2019

SOURCES: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Collegedrinkingprevention.gov: "College Drinking: Changing the Culture."

CDC: "Fact Sheets - Underage Drinking."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on April 18, 2019

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