The Department of Intoxicating Substances is a department of the Ministry of Magic. It is probably a sub-division of another department, such as the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and is responsible for making regulations on the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Behind the scenes
- This organisation is mentioned only on a notice advising that "underage wizards will not be served alcohol" in the Three Broomsticks at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. However, "underage wizards" in this case indicates anyone under 21, the legal drinking age in the United States, rather than 17, the age of majority for wizards and witches in United Kingdom.
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Mentioned on a poster)
- Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World (Mentioned only)
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