What do you feel after taking a drink at the bar? Do you feel relaxed, excited, energetic, lazy or what? If you ask this question to multiple questions, you will get plenty of new answers every time.
Do you know that your choice of drink has the impact on your mood too? Be it an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink, it does have a specific impact on you. Talking about how different types of alcohol make you feel depends on what are you drinking.
The researchers from King’s College London have conducted this research, which is to understand what are the effects of different types of alcohol on different people. The changes that they studied were based on emotional stage.
The study explained that some particular types of drinks are known to induce stress, which brings intense emotions. It may show up in some people a lot more often than the rest. That’s why you will see people being aggressive after drinking.
These effects of alcohol are negative. These negative mood swings impact some people more than others. It includes beer too. On the other hand, a wine has a little more positive impact.
Studying the history of liquors, it is common that certain alcohols like rum, grin, and vodka are associated with violence and aggressiveness. This study also proved this ancient hypothesis that these certain types induce emotional stress inside the user.
This study collected data from a huge number of people. It was based on online survey reports from the Global Drug Survey, one of the largest online surveys for alcohol consumption, drug abuse and related information.
The participants were asked to answer the questions. Some of the questions were that how do they feel when certain types of alcoholic beverages hit them. The options included beer, red wine, white wine, vodka etc.
The survey questions were also based on the locations i.e. home setting, bar, social context or lonely drinking. It helped to guess the mindset of the person drinking.
The respondents showed mixed results. The feeling was energetic, active, vocal, confident or stress, depressing, restless or aggressive. It was even tearful for some people.
The respondents were somewhat 29 thousand by number and the age group was between 19-34 years. This is an international survey, which had participants from all over the world. Only the surveys with completed responses were added to the study. Incomplete and falsified information based surveys were not included.
The response of the participants showed that there was a huge variation that was going on inside their bodies. Red wine and beer users were surprisingly relaxed.
Certain other factors like age, gender, and their drinking patterns were also studied to be linked with the result. To some extent, the educational level of a person, social status and the country where they live also counted as influential factors.
The study explained that the youngest age group to drink was between 18 to 24 years of the users. The setting was more inclined towards social gatherings, which helped to boost their confidence, made them energetic and made them feel better about themselves.
Not just the men, women also reported that certain type of alcohol helped to achieve the certain type of feelings for them.
The heavy drinkers or those with an alcohol dependency were analyzed again. They were more likely to be affected by the alcohol than a normal casual drinker. It showed that they were six times more aggressive than the off and on alcohol users.
The researchers say that people excessively drink to feel motivated, energetic or confident about them. They believe that alcohol will bring all these good things for them.
However, this relation is not as casual as it shows up.The emotional state of the person is influenced by his context, sitting, quantity, and type of alcohol.