Other Conditions & Exposures

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INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO ARE THINKING OF USING, ARE USING, OR HAVE USED ALCOHOL DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is alcohol?

“Alcohol” as a consumed substance usually refers to ethyl alcohol (ethanol), a particular type of alcohol. Used in beverages, alcohol is produced through the fermentation of fruits or grains and has pharmacological effects, meaning that it affects the body like a drug. Generally, people consume alcohol because of its effects in the brain, but because alcohol works on the brain it is also addictive.


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