WOW, a lot of wrong information here. @FuZyOn Alcohol is actually on par with tobacco for it's addictive properties. Well nicotine it's seen to be more addictive, but alcohol withdrawal is a lot worst then nicotine withdrawal. Also studies show that marijuana isn't really addictive, it's less addictive then things like food, shopping and video games. @Rainman Actually alcohol can be injected! Alcohol can be consumed in a variety of ways not just ingestion. It can also be taken via the vagina or the anus. Most people just drink it, but that doesn't mean it can be abused in other ways. @henry I strongly believe that it's a myth that small amounts of alcohol are good for you. If you actually go and read the studies, it's not the actual alcohol that's good for you it's the other things in the beverage. That's why they say a glass of beer or a glass of red wine is good, you never see a shot of high proof grain alcohol being good for you. @rightct says who? There are actually many people who carry on normal lives while occasionally using "other drugs." History is literally full of them. There are also people who have completely ruined their lives over one night out or one stupid decision made while drunk. All in all I think alcohol is just a "hard" of a drug as the other ones. But all in all, recreational chemicals are pretty much all bad for you. Just steer clear.