It's interesting that English uses the verb "to drink" intransitively exclusively when talking about alcohol, as in:
I drink a lot.
But transitively when talking about anything else, as in:
I drink water.
I want to know if many languages make this distinction, or have a separate verb entirely for drinking alcohol to drinking non-alcohol? I realise that "many" and "other languages" are vague terms, but I'm just looking for a general indication as to whether this is a common phenomenon, or isolated to English.