Alcohol Infographic

Last Edited: February 20, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Edward Jamison, MS, CAP, ICADC, LADC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Alcohol is a CNS depressant (“downer”) and like all drugs of its class, it slows down neurotransmitter activity in the brain. It is consumed as a liquid and quickly absorbed in to the bloodstream as it passes through the stomach and small intestine. It is one of the most commonly abused drugs and is usually associated with poly-drug use. Visit the Alcohol Page for more information.