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  1. Addiction to ethyl alcohol in the form of alcoholic beverages is called alcoholism.
  2. Alcoholism is considered as a disease and alcohol a disease agent.
  3. Alcohol is rapidly absorbed from the wall of the stomach and enters the bloodstream within minutes of ingestion.
  4. In the liver, alcohol is converted into a toxic substance called Acetaldehyde.