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The dangerous things we do while drunk

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by Auril, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Auril

    Auril Active Contributor

    Drinking lowers our inhibitions and can lead to us doing things we'd never do when sober, or putting people's lives at risk because of our drinking. I'm sad to say that I did it at least once. I drove while drunk. Luckily, I didn't cause an accident or harm anyone but I easily could have. And I did this after, when I was 12, my dad nearly killed our entire family by driving the wrong way on a rural highway right at a semi truck.
    Did drinking lead to you doing things you regret?
  2. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    In my past I have done many things that I regret during a night of drinking. I am normally a very quiet and shy person. I don't talk easily to people I don't know but give me a few drinks and I am all talk. I have talked about things with people that I later regretted telling them because it would always get around to other people. I have been intimate with a few people I probably never would have been had a not been drinking. I have never got behind the wheel of a car while drinking but I have been in cars with people who were. I am glad those days are in the past now. I was young and naive at the time but learned my lesson. I don't like that feeling of being out of control.
  3. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    I think that virtually everybody who drinks or did drink has done something dangerous whilst under the influence. This is what I mean when I say that alcohol is far more dangerous than marijuana - it lowers the inhibitions leading to a decreased sense of risk and responsibility.
  4. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    I think I've done a lot of stupid things but frankly, I can't remember them. I know that when I used to get drunk I spoke my thoughts out loudly, and I was bothering everyone with my blabbering. I regret those days, but I guess I shouldn't care too much about the past.
  5. Emerson_B

    Emerson_B Active Contributor

    I am usually the person who stands between two people who are about to fight and pacify them even if I'm drunk. Nevertheless, I have gotten into a few brawls myself and would go home with a few bruises or wounds. There was this time though when I got stabbed because foolishly, I fought with 2 guys at once. It wasn't too serious and I got a few stitches for it but that got me thinking about my drinking.

    I have seen worse fights and people killed just because of drunken brawls and I got away easy. Made me stop and reflect on what I'm doing with my life.
  6. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    Nothing concerning driving, but I once got into a bar fight a couple years ago. Felt really bad about it since I broke 3 teeth of a fellow friend, and ever since I tried to keep under control my addiction. I managed to after all. I'm really glad I haven't driven while drunk.
  7. CallipygianGamine

    CallipygianGamine Community Champion

    Compared to most, I never got too wild. But there were a few alcohol-fueled mistakes, for sure, mostly having to do with sex. I’ve also ridden with drivers who were intoxicated, far too many times. One of my former friends cracked his windshield while drunk, and then proceeded to drive. I do not miss those days one bit.
  8. goaliegirlone

    goaliegirlone Member

    Like yourself, I also chose to drive drunk and ended up getting into an accident. I did not harm anyone else and I was lucky to walk away with just a broken foot, a totaled car, and a DUI. It occurred before I was 18 so I am also fortunate enough that it will not go on my record, however, it still has a major impact on my day to day life. I lost some of my really good friends in the process and some of them still won't even speak to me. Also, because the court ordered a five year suspension on my license, it is nearly impossible to get a regular job unless I want to constantly depend on rides from family members. What scares me the most is that my drinking really has not improved much since it occurred. I feel like I learned my lesson at the time and my drinking stopped for a while, but then I caved and started drinking again and found myself doing stupid stuff all over again. It scares me that I am really not sure that it's a cycle I will ever truly be able to escape.
  9. BigSnoop

    BigSnoop Member

    I enjoy drinking, but I have not had an alcoholic drink in a couple months, but I heard about the things that I do while I am intoxicated and it sounds more funny than it does dangerous in most cases, as soon as I start to drink I give my keys to someone trustworthy and then I just have a good time, I am known to get really loud and kinda of , not know how loud I really am but I believe that I will never put others life at risk when I decide to drink again.
  10. mooray

    mooray Active Contributor

    I am a little shy when I'm sober but once I get drunk I open up almost everything. However, I do not drink too much to the point I cannot remember exactly what happened. Fortunately, I have never had unprotected sex with a stranger when i'm drunk. I think that is the most reckless thing a person can do when drunk. I have seen many of many friends go out and have random sex with strangers when they drunk. What is worse, some of them have unprotected sex risking getting infected with STD's. Perhaps the most regrettable thing I do when drunk is text or call my ex telling her all sorts of nonsense a few days after a break-up.
  11. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    While alcohol might affect people in different ways, I'm sure the one thing we all recognise is the effect of either doing something dangerous or something we regret while drunk.

    Sometimes alcohol can add to an occasion and drinking a little can sometimes help people to relax, the problem starts when a person doesn't know what their limit is and goes too far.
  12. eveliner

    eveliner Senior Contributor

    At least you didn't hurt anyone when you were under the influence of alcohol, and that's great. Just make sure you don't repeat it anymore. If police catches you, you can make jail time. At least, that's what happens in my country. I've personally never done many bad things while drunk except a fight with a good friend of mine, and that was pretty much it.
  13. akko

    akko Member

    Alcohol will have different affects on people. This may be caused due to the choice of drink or tolerance level but drinking, as stated above, is dangerous.

    Personally, I have never done anything under the influence which I regret. This is most likely cause I am not a binge drinker and usually stick to only a few glasses of wine at most.

    Nonetheless, I have friends whom have had bad experiences. From cheating on their spouses to being in collisions.
  14. henry

    henry Community Champion

    Well, I've experienced some crazy stuff, but it wasn't me at the wheel. I remember going out drinking with a friend one night. We took his car. We got really drunk, but I was at that stage of drinking where you just cant shut up, so i still had some of my senses. So, I was just talking and talking, but he wasn't saying a thing. So I looked at him expecting some answers to my questions, but the guy was sleeping. If I hadn't woken him in time, we would have crash ona wall, and we were going pretty fast. I was really lucky that night.
  15. henry

    henry Community Champion

    Well, I've experienced some crazy stuff, but it wasn't me at the wheel. I remember going out drinking with a friend one night. We took his car. We got really drunk, but I was at that stage of drinking where you just cant shut up, so i still had some of my senses. So, I was just talking and talking, but he wasn't saying a thing. So I looked at him expecting some answers to my questions, but the guy was sleeping. If I hadn't woken him in time, we would have crash ona wall, and we were going pretty fast. I was really lucky that night.
  16. bggy

    bggy Member

    Drinking tends to incapacitate your thinking and actions. Some while back, my friends went out drinking. As expected, they were strolling in the streets making all sorts of noises and name calling. They saw a bus parked by and they decided to enter it and have some some rest. When the owners of the bus came, it was hard to explain for them to explain themselves and they were later on prosecuted for trespass with intention to steal property.
  17. harold

    harold Community Champion

    I once drank and almost got drunk. That night, I lost my keys. It is not advisable to cultivate a drinking habit. I once lived with an uncle who had the habit of drinking and getting drunk. When he got drunk, he will return and fall on the veranda in front of the house and remain there until he is carried to his bed. He will vomit constantly and stay sick for about a week or two. It was just painful to watch. The sad thing is that after every incident, he will relax for a while and then return to it again. Thank God he finally changed the habit. Drinking and getting drunk belittles you, it reduces the respect you have in front of people especially children. A cousin of mine tried to rape his blood brother's wife after he drank and got drunk--something he could never do if he was in his senses. It is just horrible what drunk people can do.
  18. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    If you make that a habit then it can be dangerous in the future. Daily there are drunk drivers causing accidents. Alcohol can result to impaired judgement during driving. That is why we should avoid those kind of habits.
  19. Thejamal

    Thejamal Active Contributor

    I think it is really important to know your own tolerance level. It's perfectly fine to have fun, but you should be smart about the rest of your day if you plan on drinking. Having a DD, eating food and drinking water throughout the day, etc. Most problems happen when people get careless and "just wing" there drinking and get overtly drunk. Getting into dangerous situations is entirely avoidable when taking the right precautions.
  20. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    Yes, one day I was in the woods and got really drunk. Then I couldn't remember my way out of it! I started hiking through slippery, steep places, not to mention there were many dogs in that area (and they were not very friendly). Luckily, after two hours of going down to road to nowhere, I have managed to get to the city (the other side of it, but at least I knew where I was). I will never go get drunk in the woods all by myself again.
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