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Alcohol has a distinct smell that is usually detectable on a person’s breath, clothing, and skin after drinking. This smell can vary depending on the type of alcohol consumed, the person’s metabolism, and other factors. Some people may also have a more intense or noticeable odor due to heavy or frequent drinking. In addition to the smell, alcohol abuse can also cause physical changes such as flushed skin, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. It is important to note that not all individuals struggling with alcohol use disorder will exhibit these signs or symptoms, and some may be able to conceal their drinking from others.