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Why do some people willingly get drunk?

  1. jpcmc profile image89
    jpcmcposted 6 years ago

    Why do some people willingly get drunk?

    Everyone knows that alcohols is intoxicating.  Yet, many still consume them to the point of being legally drunk and incapacitated at times.  What would be the reason for doing this?

  2. Internetwriter62 profile image82
    Internetwriter62posted 6 years ago

    They lack good judgement and do not consider the consequences of their actions.

  3. Craig Suits profile image78
    Craig Suitsposted 6 years ago

    The very first thing one should remember is that there are several stages of being "drunk" such as "legally drunk" or falling down drunk. There are also several other considerations to understand if your a non-drinker such as how old you are, what your doing at the time, how much you drank and of course, wheher or not your an alcoholic.

    Lets get one thing straight, being legally drunk truly impares ones ability to do things like driving as car but the driver may not even know it or believe it but it true.

    Falling down drunk is not only stupid, dangerous, physically and mentally harmful but the majority of usually younger people that wind up that way, certainly don't think they're going to get that drunk when they first start drinking.

    During the course of an evening when you first start to feel the effects of alcohol, it's kind of fun and seems to enhance everything you envolved with like singing, dancing, playing music, at a party just talking, or just about anything. It does indeed take away minor pains and worries which is fine as long as your smart enough to know when to stop or at least taper off. You can drink a lot of anything at a six hour party.

    Most young people haven't learned the down side of drinking and generally wind up in a very sad and dangerous state. Then turn around again next week and do the same damn thing. I guess it takes a while to learn as with many other important issues in life.

    Many along the way will die at a young age as a result of excessive, irrisponcible drinking and many will die at a later date in life when their liver turnes to stone. I think in general, apathy, and ignorance added to a drinking life style is the biggest killer over and above the poisonest effects alcohol has on every organ in one body.

    There is another being living inside all of us. The part that we seem to be able to keep under control most of the time be it good or bad. Alcohol deminished that ability to control that inner being and good or bad, smart or stupid, under the influence, Have a few drinks and....Guess who's coming to dinner?

    I would suggest that every responcible adult be able to have a couple of drinks at a party or a glass of wine with a great dinner. This type of intelligent and controlled activity is actually very good for you if you so choose but that's as far as you want to take it. Anything more and your asking for big trouble that will come in a dozen different and unexpected ways.

  4. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 6 years ago

    Its the only way they can 'let go'.......... and achieve a temporary state of Free-dome

  5. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    because it is fun. i don't really see the harm in it. getting drunk is a blast as long as it doesn't become a daily thing. what i don't understand is why some people are obsessed with being super healthy, seriously. spending every day watching what you take in, exercising and being worried about anything that isn't considered good for you would drive me crazy. life is short, enjoy it.

  6. Freeway Flyer profile image92
    Freeway Flyerposted 6 years ago

    I've always found this to be a mystery. Part of the reason people think it is fun is that they have been told by their peers that it is fun. So like smoking, taking drugs, or a host of other stupid behaviors, it's a way of proving one's "coolness." This is why so many 15-25 year-olds, who are by and large the dumbest people in society, tend to drink themselves into oblivion more than others.

    But the main attraction, apparently, is that alcohol reduces your inhibitions. So people feel freed up to say and do things that they are apparently unable to do sober. Then, if they make asses of themselves, they can blame it on the alcohol. It's actually rather pathetic.

    This does not mean, however, that I'm some radical anti-alcohol person. Taken in reasonable amounts, it can be relaxing, although I only drink (generally) when someone else pays for it. So I can take it or leave it.

  7. Melissa Althen profile image94
    Melissa Althenposted 6 years ago

    For a lot of people it is a coping mechanism.  It is an escape from reality or a way to deal with chronic anxiety.  It is also a social tool.  Drinking in moderation has actually been shown to be beneficial to one's health.  I don't think that falls under the type of drunk which you are talking about.

  8. xethonxq profile image65
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    For the thrill of being uninhibited and letting loose.

  9. Rain Defence profile image93
    Rain Defenceposted 6 years ago

    To have fun. Drinking can be fun.