The exact date for the birth of alcohol is not known, but it is known to have existed from ancient times, and its utility and functions have not gone unnoticed. Since the discovery of the “beer jugs” in the Stone Ages, it is believed that alcohol has remained an important part of human life and has had multipurpose uses for people in the past. It is indicated that the presence of alcohol can be dated from the Neolithic period, which is almost 10,000 years and perhaps even earlier. Wine samples and their products have remained existent from around 4,000 years ago, found in the Egyptian pictographs as well as Greek artifacts and discoveries. However, there is also a common conception that the use of alcohol was not the same in the past as it is today, in fact, there are bound to be drastic differences in the way people consumed and used alcohol back in the day as compared to the way they use it presently. While much of the use of alcohol today is found in recreational consumption of the substance, the former civilizations of the Greeks and the Europeans of the Middle Ages used alcohol for medicinal purposes, such as healing and treating, relieving stress and allowing the society to improve its condition with the help of alcohol.