Alcohol intoxication

Alcohol intoxication (also known as drunkenness or inebriation) refers to a physiological state induced by the consumption of alcohol. Problems accumulate when alcohol builds up in the bloodstream faster than it can be metabolized by the liver. Some effects of alcohol intoxication are central to alcohol’s desirability as a beverage and its history as the world’s most widespread recreational drug. Common effects are euphoria and lowered social inhibitions.