Alcohol is a drug. It is an “intoxicating” drink, which means it changes how you feel.

People have different reactions when they drink alcohol or use certain drugs:

  • Some people feel relaxed, but others get angry
  • Some people feel happy, but others feel sad
  • Some people feel free, but others feel worried
  • Some people feel confused or sick
  • Some people have a hard time walking, seeing, or talking

The amount of alcohol someone drinks will affect how they feel.