Due the rising liquor prices in Russia, there has been a rise in surrogate alcohol abuse. In other words, people are drinking things that contain little amounts of alcohol like aftershave and mouth wash. This is nothing really new in the United States. People are victims of alcoholism has been known to do the same in order to get their fix. Like any drug or alcohol, this has a chance to backfire and even kill you. Although mouthwash contains alcohol, it is usually denatured alcohol, which is unfit for human consumption or even methyl alcohol, which is poisonous and can cause blindness, organ failure and death. This is why the instructions on the bottle warn you not to swallow it.