According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor.” Ethanol is produced through the fermentation of grains and fruits. It is a drug that is classified as a central nervous system depressant which is absorbed into the bloodstream from the stomach and small intestine. Alcohol is a depressant which slows down vital functions and its effects depend on the amount consumed. Alcohol is commonly abused through binge drinking, meaning that a person consumes large quantities in a single session. For men, this usually means five or more drinks at one time and for women it usually means four or more drinks at one time. Newer ways to intake alcohol are also emerging such as in powder and vapor forms.