Those are just the words you utter during the morning recollections of last night.
Despite your best efforts, the images vividly seep through the cracks between your fingertips. Why did I say that? You most likely ask yourself aloud, or to your best friend sitting there as you nurse your hangover. Why did I text that? You delete the messages the same way you wish you could erase the hazy yet, all too clear memories.
But even with a blank phone screen, the truth is still there, staring you in the face. Because as much as you wish to deny it, it was the truth. These dulled warnings are what lead to the loss of self-control we often regret after one too many.
A whirling, tumbling gamble of life? We throw away all our inhibitions and knowingly drown ourselves in a liquid that, at certain levels, is poisonous enough to kill us.
It seemed fun at the time Is poisoning ourselves the only way to tell the truth? In his experiment, Bartholow and his team administered alcoholic beverages to one third of a group of 67 participants ages 21 to 35no alcohol to the other third and a placebo beverage to the last group. All participants were instructed to complete a computer challenge that was designed to cause errors. In an attempt to figure out why college students drunk dial, Ferris and Hollenbaugh surveyed year-olds and found five consistent drunk dialling motives:.
Whichever group "Hookup a guy who drinks too much" fall into, they all have one thing in common: People drunk dial because their guards are down and their worries are gone.
Fewer inhibitions means saying how we really feel as opposed to the tight-lipped mouths we hold all day for fear of rejection or a blown cover. Confess a little too much?
Alcohol is a depressant that slows down our reaction time. Think back to your drunken night this weekend. Like a chaotic whirl of events going in fast forward? It felt like this because everything around you was going at normal pace, but you were reacting to things more slowly.
Your mind was delayed. As a result, [we] may do impulsive things, such as drinking and driving or having unprotected sex.