Yes, especially when drunk on an empty stomach. You will feel the effects within a minute or two.
Alcohol is absorbed primarily in the intestines. Therefore, keeping alcohol in the stomach (by eating food) slows its release into the intestines and therefore, its absorption into the blood stream.
In a few moments (I don't remember the exact time interval) a small portion of alcohol will be absorbed to the bloodstream through your stomach lining and you will get that feeling of being intoxicated (unless if you're masking it with caffeine - which is not good to overdo!)
Food needs time to be digested before the nutrients can be absorbed into the body. Unlike food however, alcohol does not need to digested and can be rapidly absorbed. It can take as little as one minute for alcohol to reach the brain.
Alcohol is one of the few substances that can be absorbed right through the stomach wall. Whatever part makes it to the small intestines is promptly absorbed by the blood. Since it is "active" in its ingested form, it takes effect as soon as it reaches the brain.
In the small intestines. Only a very few substances are absorbed in the stomach, alcohol is one such "nutrient".
Alcohol has been proven to slow your reaction time, vision, concentration, comprehension, coordination and perception. These coupled, impair a driver from safely driving and staying alert while on the road. But with that said, how exactly does alcohol do this to your body? Alcohol is absorbed into your blood stream once taken and affects your body functions.This of course, does depend on how much alcohol one has had.
Within one hour, unless you have your period.
alcohol, some drugs, some salts, and water