Alcohol is a widely accepted substance in American culture, but misuse and abuse of alcohol can have devastating effects. This title explores the history of alcohol, its effects on the body, the laws and policies concerning it, the ramifications of addiction, and the road to recovery. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.