It's confirmed, different types of alcohol trigger different emotions in people

A new study has suggested that consuming different types of alcohols will affect a person's emotions.


Alcohol consumption has a long-term association in determining the mood of the person who consumes it. Many alcoholics used to say that they are consuming drinks to regulate emotional experiences, reduce negative emotions, and to elevate positive thoughts in the mind.

Now, researchers in England have successfully completed analyzing the emotional outcome of a person while drinking different types of alcohols like beer, spirits, and wine in different environments like bars, pubs, and home.

According to the researchers, drinks with a higher concentration of alcohol will give a feel of aggression to the consumer.

"Alcoholic beverages vary in the types of emotions individuals report they elicit, with spirits more frequently eliciting emotional changes of all types. Overall 29.8% of respondents reported feeling aggressive when drinking spirits, compared with only 7.1% when drinking red wine," wrote the researchers in the final report.

Interestingly, the feeling of aggression only arises in the minds of males. On the other hand, intake of higher concentration alcoholic drinks will trigger all kinds of emotions in the minds of females, except the feel of aggression.

While conducting the study, researchers made use of the Global Drug Survey data. More than 30,000 people aged between 18-31 participated in the survey, and they had drunk each of the specific type of alcohol in the past twelve months. Researchers prepared a set of questionnaires to the participants, and it comprised of queries associated with the trigger of various types of feelings while drinking alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, white wine, and spirits.

After completion of the study, researchers found that different types of alcohol can trigger different emotions in the minds of the consumer. For example, people who drink spirits regularly usually tend to elicit negative feelings when compared to other types of beverages.

On the other hand, red wine and beer used to trigger more positive thoughts in the minds of people; no matter they drink from home or outside. 53 percent of the people who took part in the survey revealed that they felt relaxed after drinking red wine. 50 percent of people who drank beer too shared a similar experience and said that they felt positive while drinking beer.

Mark Bellis, a professor of public health at Bangor University in the U.K and the lead author of this study, said that the consumption of spirits have been associated with violence for years, and their new study is once again substantiating this fact.