How to Tell if Someone is Drunk
When is someone really "drunk"?
There are different ways to measure if a person is drunk. The noticeable signs of drunkenness and the dangerous physical effects of drunkenness grow worse as a person drinks more. Some of the signs and effects of drunkenness are:
- Feeling of well-being and relaxation.
- Lower inhibitions (doing or saying things you otherwise would not.)
- Sensation of warmth.
- Lowering of caution.
- Loss of fine motor coordination.
- Inability to drive a car or do complex tasks.
- Slurred speech; too-loud or too-fast speech.
- Lowered reasoning ability.
- Weakened balance.
- Loose muscle tone.
- Slower reaction times.
- Staggering walk or inability to walk.
- Glossy appearance to eyes.
- Blurry or double vision.
- Weakened sense of hearing.
- Loss of memory (short- and long-term.)
- Skin may be cool to the touch (but the drinker may feel warm.)
- Heavy sweating.
- Dysphoria (anxiety, restlessness.)
- Total mental confusion.
- Slower pupil response. After more drinks: pupils constricted.
- Slowed heart rate.
- Slowed breathing rate.
- Reduced blood pressure.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Loss of consciousness.