MYTH #1: Alcohol is a stimulant.
FACT: Small amounts of alcohol may initially lower inhibitions, but it is a central nervous system depressant. The more you drink, the more your body slows down.
MYTH #2: Black coffee can sober up a drunken person.
FACT: It might keep them awake, but they're still drunk. Cold showers and fresh air don't work either. So what you end up with is a nervous, wide-awake drunk. Only time can get alcohol out of their system.