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A popular recreational drug, although since it is legal in most nation states, it is often not termed as such.

Alcohol is a popular recreational drug. It is legal in many areas of the world, and generally subject to legal restictions and taxes.


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Full article: Prohibition

In 1920, drinking alcohol, or the production of ethanol for any purpose, was forbidden in USA.

Health effects

Chronic consumption of large amounts of alcohol, alcoholism, is very damaging to human health.

Regular consumption of smaller amounts is not generally seen to be damaging to health, and may be beneficial.


Drinking alcohol is forbidden for Moslems and is illegal in some nations. It is a matter of interest that the 9/11 Commission report noted that Satam al-Suqami and Salem al-Hazmi, supposedly "Muslim terrorists" were "known to drink alcohol."[1]


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