When someone has a buzz, they are mildly intoxicated, while tipsy is more being moderately intoxicated, and knowing that you are not sober anymore. Buzzed is a feeling of letting loose and losing your inhibitions just enough to have a good time, while tipsy is legally drunk. Ethanol is the component of alcohol that makes it addictive.
When you are buzzed, you still have strong physical control over yourself, and you can still make good decisions. When you are tipsy, you begin to lose physical coordination, and you also begin to have mental effects from the alcohol.
When you are buzzed, you can still legally drive your car home from the bar. However, when you are tipsy, that means legally, you shouldn’t be driving. The best way to distinguish buzzed from tipsy is by the amount of alcohol consumed.
Getting a buzz on generally is the ambition of every college drinker who is out at the bar. Being buzzed is the first stage of drinking, and it can be quite pleasant and relieve the stress of adhering to your inhibitions and keeping them on a tight leash. Ethanol is the component of alcohol that makes you tipsy or buzzed.
Therefore, it can be challenging to stop drinking, and this is where the problem lies. When you drink too much, that is the next stage of drinking in which you may be slurring your words, having trouble walking in a straight line, or (God forbid) drive a car. You might also begin to be freer with the opposite sex, and this is called being tipsy. The ultimate stage is being drunk when you can no longer control yourself. At this stage, driving is entirely out of the question.