The Sobering Truth | Excerpts

The Sobering Truth | Excerpts

How Alcohol Makes You Drunk - Pop the cap off a Budweiser, and take a long, slow drink. The ice-cold, refreshing beer flows into your mouth and down your throat, along with alcohol, the two-carbon chemical sought after by nearly every culture on the globe. Before it even reaches your stomach, it enters your bloodstream as you feel the very first signs of a warm mellowness that you have grown to love. Alcohol is unusual in that it is absorbed right through the mucosa (the lining of your mouth, esophagus, and stomach).