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Alcohol—What it Is and What it Does - What Constitutes A Drink?, Alcohol Consumption In Theunited States, The Short-term Effects Of Alcohol On The Body

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Contrary to popular belief, ethanol (the alcohol in alcoholic beverages) is not a stimulant; it is a depressant. Although many of those who drink alcoholic beverages feel relaxation, pleasure, and stimulation, these feelings are in fact caused by the depressant effects of alcohol on the brain.

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