Prayers ascending for your friend, and all those struggling with addictions. Lord hear our prayers. Amen.
Some alcoholics will try to get their alcohol through any means...cold medicine, mouthwash or rubbing alcohol.
Yes, but generally if they can afford it they will buy the real stuff.
Some medicines have a lot of real alcohol in them; ethyl alcohol,
but rubbing alcohol is really going to make you feel ill, I do not
know if it makes you feel all that drunk