I often hear people say, “You can’t use the fact that you were drunk as an excuse!” That’s an inaccurate statement. Alcohol is an intoxicant; it alters a person’s mind state. Alcohol does not make people express “true feelings.” It also doesn’t change a person. The effect of alcohol is simple. Alcohol removes an individual’s ability to think before he speaks, or acts. There is no consideration for consequences. People have a natural inclination to do certain things, but they will always think before acting. Alcohol eliminates the thinking process.
We often chastise people for not thinking before they speak. How many people have awakened in the morning with a hangover only to find a series of drunk texts. It’s one of the worst situations to go through. Ridiculous proclamations of affection for someone who you clearly want nothing to do with. No, it’s not the person’s true feelings. When people are drunk, they lose the ability to properly access a situation. If a person claims to care about you when he or she is drunk, but barely says a word to you in a sober state, the individual is not shy, it was the alcohol. And no, the person was not “sweating you.” You were there and they weren’t thinking.
I’m not suggesting people should be excused for their behavior while drunk. I’m just explaining that alcohol has a negative effect.