If you’ve ever bemoaned being “wine drunk” or had a “tequila hangover,” you might be operating under the idea that different types of alcohol can make you different types of drunk. It’s a common thing to say and hear, but is it true?
While it might seem real, different types of alcohol don’t get you different types of drunk. However, there is a reason you feel like they do.
There is little data examining how different types of alcohol affect mood. One study, however, asked participants to describe their emotions upon drinking different types of alcohol and found some difference in mood between liquors and wine. The study has had doubt cast on it for a pretty major reason, though.
According to Nicole Lee, professor at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University in Australia, all alcohols’ active ingredient is ethanol and it has the same effects on the body every time, no matter the drink. What’s different is your own mindset.
They’re called expectancies, and essentially, that means…
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