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.