Technology & Health

What Causes Alcohol Intoxication?

Technology and Health

What Causes Alcohol Intoxication?

Alcohol is a generic term for ethanol, which is a particular type of alcohol produced by the fermentation of many foodstuffs - most commonly barley, hops, and grapes. Other types of alcohol commonly available such as methanol (common in glass cleaners), isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), and ethylene glycol (automobile antifreeze solution). Ethanol produces intoxication because of its depressive effects on various areas of the brain.

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