• Alcohol is naturally resistant to freezing, aiding in cellular crystallization
• It speeds the dispersal of Sythet-o-Meal elements throughout the body by
relaxing arterial walls and increasing blood flow to the skin surface (thus
ensuring greater, more even saturation). Alcoholic beverages (or their synthetic equivalents) are enjoyed throughout Conglomerate space. This is particularly true of so-called “system hoppers,” who spend as much time in cold tubes as they do outside of them.

While it remains mere speculation that the increased incidence of alcohol abuse is caused by cryostasis, the use of non-synthetic alcohol is widely used for its “medicinal” value to the one entering cryogenic storage. The two most often cited uses in the literature are:

A third, less discussed benefit is for the first time cryo-traveler (or those with a predisposed aversion to it). Alcohol simply helps them to relax. (Relaxation in turn aids digestion and saturation of the Synthet-o-Meal as previously described.)

Abuses based on these findings are too numerous to document.

A variety of standardized alcoholic beverage types are produced for legitimate use by specially licensed distilleries. A synthetic variant is provided for domestic consumption. “Syntol” (as it is known) offers a greater “punch” on the front end, and is metabolized twice as quickly (on average) by the body as alcohol. There is a variant of Syntol (called Dormacol) which contains additives designed to prevent the addictive properties of alcohol and Syntol from affecting the brain.

Modern ships, hovercars and hoverbike helmets have built-in sensors that will prevent legally impaired pilots from flying. Flight prevention is typically accomplished by shutting down the power core until detectable alcohol levels fall below impairment levels, or a surrogate pilot takes the helm. Repeated attempts to circumvent the system will result in an automated summoning of security personnel to arrest the pilot.