In its pure form most alcohol (except cordials or after-dinner drinks) has little sugar but it takes the same pathway in the body as sugar. Alcohol has such a simple chemistry that it passes directly into the bloodstream, much like a simple sugar. A study by Dr. Ruth Adams has shown a correlation between sugar addiction and addiction to alcohol. (Appleton, Nancy, PhD. Lick the Sugar Habit, pp 21, 112-118NY: Avery Penguin Putnam, 1996.)