An alcoholic drink (or alcoholic beverage) is a drink that contains ethanol, a type of alcohol produced by fermentation of grains, fruits, or other sources of sugar. “Alcohol produces euphoria, decreased anxiety, increased sociability, sedation, impairment of cognition, memory, and motor function, and generalized depression of central nervous system function.”
Different Types of Alcoholic Drinks By Alcohol Content
1. Undistilled Drinks
c. Hard Cider
2. Distilled Drinks (Liquors and Spirits)
Any type of alcoholic beverage can be the source of an alcohol use disorder. Alcohol is legal and widely available, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe or that alcohol dependence isn’t a serious problem.