Does different types of alcohol give you different types of drunkedness?
There is only one alcohol that causes drunkenness without causing death, and that is ethanol (or ethyl alcohol). Ethanol is the active drug in all alcoholic beverages — and as such, the effect of all alcoholic beverages is the same. So, no, there really isn’t a different kind of inebriation, just different phenomenal experiences of it based on context and expectation. That is, you’re different, not the drink.
In 1 way: The more Ethanol the stronger the effects. With lighter alcohol you get a buzz and little more. Add more alcohol you start getting truly drunk, eventually you cant stand up, black out, and do things you dont remember the next day… It’s really strength not a change in the “type” of drunkeness. For example, 10proof will all give you the same effect. likewise 80proof will all give you the same effect. The 1 exception to this is the flavorings, such as additional sugar making you hyper, or upsetting your stomach. There is a liqueur (name escapes me) that has Jalapeno peppers in it, that will give you a VERY different experience than, for example, a Chocolate Liquer, but again it’s the additives, not the Alcohol itself.
Alcohol will give differing effects depending on its concentration. It is always advisable to eat when taking a drink. Many British men after their evening meal would go along to the pub and over a chat with their mates spend a merry relaxing time drinking Real Ale at about 4% strength (alcohol by Volume.) Equally a bottle of wine 11% shared with a companion over dinner will give a good feeling of well-being. Increasing the strength, not eating and throwing it down will bring about sudden euphoria, then uncontrolled activity followed by agitation, violence etc. Alcohol needs to be learnt as in France. Another aspect is that in Britain manufacturers are not required to declare what they put in drinks (as opposed to other food-stuffs.) Many of the additives such as Oxalic Acid, Uric Acid, preservatives, flavourings etc you should not be taking in regular large amounts. Many of these drinks cannot be exported to other countries in the EU (T’s Lager for example.) Take care of yourself and