Etyhyl Alcohol (alcohol) is one of the most commonly used min-altering drugs worldwide. Approximately 50% of the population over 12 years of age drink alcohol regularly, and estimates are that 10% of these may be considered alcoholics. Excessive alcohol consumption is associated with significant harm. It is estimated that between 10-30% of all emergency department visits are associated with alcohol consumption in some way.
Acknowledgements: Bjug Borgundvaag, MD (Author)