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All types of alcohol can be addictive as they contain the same psychoactive substance – ethanol – which can stimulate the brain’s reward system and create a feeling of pleasure and relaxation. However, the level of addiction can vary depending on factors such as the individual’s biology, their social environment, and the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption. Some studies suggest that certain types of alcohol, such as spirits and cocktails, may have a stronger effect on the brain and lead to a higher risk of addiction than beer or wine, but this is still a topic of debate among experts.