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Alcohol consumption has been a part of human life since the ancient times. Alcohol has been traced back to the Stone Age when people found beer containers that show humans have been fermenting alcohol since then. Egyptions were the first to show pictographs of wine and beer around 4000 BCE. They believed that the drink was a nessessity of life. Wine reacher the Hellenic peninsula by 2000 BCE and by 1700 BCE, it was common in Greece. Wine was used as an exchange, offered to gods, and used as mediacation. Greek culture and identity involved wine drinking and anyone who abstained from it were considered lathargic and unpleseant.