Ethanol is the chemical that is found in alcoholic drinks.

Alcoholism has several short-term and long- term effects as follows:
Short term effects:

  1. Lack of control in thinking and behaviors
  2. Loss of control in walking and speaking
  3. Quarrel in family and society
  4. Immediate death, if drinking is too high
  5. Loss of money and time
Long –term effects:
  1. Intestinal gastritis
  2. Nerve and brain damage
  3. Bankruptcy
  4. Ulcer in stomach
  5. High blood pressure
Preventive measures:
  1. Avoid bad company
  2. Modify cultural practices of drinking and celebrating
  3. Limit production and sale of alcohol products
  4. Spread health education
  5. Create hygienic recreational opportunities
  6. Ban advertising on mass media
Generally, in our locality, we have accepted to drink alcohol in different ceremonies in newar culture. First, the people used to take a little amount of alcohol to continue their culture and tradition. But slowly, they started to increase the amount of alcohol that they drink in different ceremonies. So, we find many people being drunkards during different ceremonies in newar culture. People make their children drink alcohol from small ages for continuing their tradition. So, this increases the rate of taking alcohol. For stopping or reducing these activities, we need to bring awareness about the adverse effects of alcohol in such community people. We should discourage them to make children drunkards. We should reduce the amount of alcohol to be used in different ceremonies. If possible, we should remove alcohol from food types. Instead of that, other juices or beverages can be used. But, as we can't change our culture, we need to reduce the amount of alcohol in our ceremonies anyway.