Alcohol, as determined by most experts, is considered a drug. Within moderate consumption, it’s enjoyable, palatable, and relaxing. But to the person with the wrong type of inherited DNA, it can be poison. Alcoholism has now been classified an addictive illness, and the individual it’s no more to blame for their sickness than anyone who has diabetes, MS, or Alzheimer’s. The more the alcoholic drinks, the medical experts tell us (even though the patient is initially ignorant of the outcome), then the more the mitochondria that’s attached to the DNA becomes distorted, and the more the craving becomes.