Drinking alcohol is a social activity. People drink alcohol to celebrate or commiserate events. When consumed in the right amounts, drinking alcohol is a pleasurable experience. Alcohol is absorbed from the stomach into the bloodstream and affects the central nervous system, namely our breathing and heart rate, as well as how we think, feel, perceive things and behave.
However, alcohol is high in calories, has no food value; and if not used sensibly, can cause considerable harm to your health and general well-being.