Alcohol is considered to be a drug
Even though alcohol is often drunk at happy events (parties, get-togethers with friends, etc.), drinking too much can have harmful consequences. Alcohol reduces your mental and physical abilities, which can lead you to run a variety of risks: inappropriate actions, unprotected sex, road accidents, etc. Alcohol can also create dependency. Someone is dependent on alcohol if they can no longer spend a whole day without drinking, for example.
Several kinds of drinkers
Non-drinker: has never drunk alcohol or hasn’t drunk it in the last 12 months.
Experimental: had a drink once just to try it.
Occasional: drinks no more than once a month.
Regular: drinks on weekends, once or twice a week, or 3 times or more a week but not every day.
Daily: drinks every day.