Yes, and yes. Alcohol is not a food. A food is defined as a substance that provides energy and nutrients to the physical body. Alcohol uses up energy by the body for its destruction and elimination, and destroys critically important nutrients and minerals that the body cannot synthesize. Alcohol is a drug. This is a well-documented scientific fact. It is also addictive, and breaks down normal inhibitions and restraints, causing people who would normally be under self-control and avoid sin, to commit many sins. Alcohol is an industrial solvent. Its real use is in chemical processes for manufacturing, and as a fuel for combustion vehicles. Alcohol is a poison. Again, a well-documented scientific and medical fact: Alcohol is a destructive poison, that kills cells, breaks down important structures, and interferes with key chemical processes in the body. It also drastically retards healing and prevents full recovery from injury. The Bible instructs Christians "Be sober." a dozen times in the New Testament.