Chemical name of alcohol is ethanol, which is a psychoactive substance that is the active ingredient in drinks such as beer, wine and distilled spirits (hard liquor).
- Alcohol poisoning can lead to permanent brain damage or death, a person with any signs of poisoning requires immediate medical attention.
- Alcohol poisoning occurs when high levels of alcohol suppress the nervous and respiratory systems and the body struggles to rid itself of toxins produced from the breakdown of alcohol.
Did you know?
A standard drink is one that contains 14 grams of pure alcohol, which is found in 12 ounces of beer with 5% alcohol content, 5 ounces of wine with 12% alcohol, 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits with 40% alcohol content.