1: That which has the potential to relieve downheartedness/ wild fatigue. 2: That which can assume a "sparkling" state, at which point it becomes an addictive, nonmedicinary drug!
3 (most commonly): That which impares similar to alcohol.
The list can include: barbituates, cocaine, morphine, TXC (marijuana), and "salt tranqs.", as some Recons call them (most behavioral meds).
Alcohol Equivalent can also refer to how much you have had, relative to a one-ordinary beer average. Mostly, a way that you can measure when to hault the drinking.