There is a double standard in most societies that seems to separate alcohol from other drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and methadone. We have normalised alcohol. We often read in the media that ‘drugs are worse than alcohol’, as if alcohol is not considered a drug itself! Alcohol has a separate language. You can get ‘high’ on drugs but only ‘drunk’ on alcohol. Drug addicts need a ‘fix’ but alcoholics need a ‘drink’.
Because the act of drinking a liquid is a natural and necessary function, and is considered something that we must do to stay alive, then drinking alcohol is not looked upon in the same way as other drugs that are snorted or injected. Alcohol is a drug and the chemical name for it is methyl-carbonol.