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Scientists have found that emotions cause different types of alcohol

Scientists have found that emotions cause different types of alcohol

How do different alcohols affect our mood?

"This global study suggests even today consuming spirits is more likely to result in feelings of aggression than other drinks".

The study looked at responses to the world's largest online survey of legal and illicit drug and alcohol use amount adults, called the Global Drug Survey.

The study found that 42% of people said they felt sexy after drinking spirits, while just 25% of red wine, 24% of white wine and only 19% of beer drinkers felt the same way. While drinks with high degrees - rum, vodka, gin, whiskey, tequila, conversely, cause a surge of courage, feeling of attractiveness from the opposite sex. Women were significantly more likely than men to associate each feeling except for aggression with all types of alcohol. More than 22% of those surveyed reported feeling tearful, compared to less than 10% of beer and white wine drinkers.

'For centuries, the history of rum, gin, vodka and other spirits has been laced with violence.

Beer and wine are more likely to help people relax, while hard liquor is most likely to increase feelings of aggression. Similarly, almost 60% of participants said spirits made them feel confident and energetic, while 42% said spirits made them feel sexy. Additionally, only 2.57 percent reported feeling aggressive after drinking red wine, and only 5.18 percent reported feeling restless. And beer followed closely behind in second place. "This study highlights the importance of understanding why people choose to drink certain alcoholic drinks and what effect they expect these drinks will have on them", UK charity Drinkaware's John Larsen tells HuffPost UK. That sounds like a contradiction, but it likely suggests that these are people who tend to use booze to heighten all sorts of feelings, from celebrating to trying to feel better to wallowing in pain.

The head of the research group chose to prove that the behavior of a drunken man changes not at random, but under the influence of a particular drink, which he uses at this moment.

"Alcohol reduces consideration of the consequences of actions as it suppresses the more rational parts of the brain", Bellis said.

The study is published as the Scottish government announced it will introduce minimum pricing for alcohol on 1 May next year in a bid to combat binge drinking. They also reported their age, gender, and whether or not they attended high school to give a rough estimate of their socioeconomic class. Researchers from the NHS Trust in Wales and King's College London then analyzed their responses, and published their work in BMJ Open on November 21. The effects of alcohol such people is reflected in sharply increasing anger, rage, and fear. The journal points out that: "Respondents' level of alcohol dependency was strongly associated with feeling all emotions, with the likelihood of aggression being significantly higher in possible dependent versus low risk drinkers".

Bellis: There are many factors that may link different drinks to different emotional outcomes. "This highlights a potential emotional gap which individuals may be looking to fill by drinking alcohol", the researchers write.