Why do people say this phrase? Is alcohol not a drug? In my opinion alcohol is much more of a drug than several lesser drugs. It severly impairs your vision and motor skills/cordination, it also makes you throw up since your body recognizes it as a poisen. Its also physically addictive hence AA etc. Why does it get its own category and not considered a drug when it clearly is one? Whenever I get the chance to call alcohol a drug I always take it since I'm only a social drinker and thats on pretty rare occasions. What do you guys think?