People drunk on alcohol often:
- laugh and talk loudly
- feel dizzy
- have blurry vision
- have trouble staying on their feet and sway when they walk
- slur words when they talk
- feel sleepy and relaxed
- pass out
- throw up
- get violent
Getting drunk can lead you to do or say things that you regret later on. It also makes you more likely to get into a car crash and get hurt.
After drinking a lot, people get a headache and feel sick. This is called a hangover.
People who misuse alcohol, or people who are addicted, start having to drink more and more to get drunk. They might have a drink in the morning to calm down or stop a hangover. They might drink alone, and they might keep it a secret.
They might forget things that happened when they were drunk. This is called a blackout.