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What does it mean when you dream about being drunk?

Being drunk, as opposed to simply be intoxicated, can represent loss of control and abandonment to irrational forces. Drunkenness can also symbolize exhaustion, as in the expression “punch drunk.”

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She didn't remember how many glasses of wine she had drunk but the following day she found herself at the hospital and was told she could not walk or talk again.
I don't go out specifically to get drunk but I know people who do."
The most likely way in which this will occur is through you having an accident while drunk. Injuries can occur through people falling over, being involved as a pedestrian in car accidents or getting into fights.
The researchers restricted the analyses to the 11,739 students who were aged 19 or older (the oldest age category in which respondents reported first having gotten drunk).
In such a situation, teenagers are more likely to consume more alcohol and become drunk during their first drinking experience.
In many states, legislatures have passed or are considering passing tougher laws associated with both adult drunk driving and alcohol use by minors.
A majority of those who seek professional or AA-type treatment for substance abuse in the United States do so on the orders of judges (following arrests for drunk driving or other offenses) or employers, according to federal data.
"Caffeine may make a drunk wide awake, but it won't make him sober," reports Stephen Braun, author of Buzz, a new book on caffeine and alcohol ($25.00, 1996, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England).
As consumers attempt to maximize their satisfaction from drinking, they balance all the various aspects of drinking behavior that affect their lives (positive and negative) and optimize the result to produce the greatest satisfaction.(21) To the extent that consumers' optimization behaviors are short-sighted (e.g., they do not adequately account for risks associated with drinking alcohol), or to which the benefits of drinking outweigh the risks of getting drunk (e.g., the social capital of drinking groups), consumers are likely to place themselves at risk for some harmful outcome.
Its programs include an advertising campaign featuring hard-hitting visuals and messages designed to curb drinking during the holiday season, discourage drunk driving and encourage parents to talk with their kids about alcohol.
Each year, the federal and state governments spend millions combating alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drunk driving.