called drunkenness, represents a
temporary disturbance of the soul peace. It is
caused by external factors and has an organic
Inebriety reveals at behavioral and
mood level. It depends on
several factors such as physical and
psychical moment state, external environmental
stimuls, and alcohol tolerance.
There are several changes that occur
during a inebriety state:
- mood changes: from
cheerfulness to depresion, anger and
- motion changes: from
stimulation to inhibition;
- social behavior changes: from
facilitating contacts to aggressive and
- self-consciousness changes: from
wide-awakeness to a pathological state
(characterized by dizziness and temporary
loss of consciousness) and coma;
- changes of the reasoning
capacity: slow thinking,
obsessive ideas, low level of critical
thinking - that sometimes is confounded
with creative thinking;
- motricity changes: speaking
difficulties, disturbance in movement
coordination, and uncontrolled
- neuro-vegetative modifications: vasodilatation,
pulse variation, nausea and vomiting,
thermoregulation disturbance, and
sometimes loss of sphincters control.
All these changes become more emphasised when
the inebriety reaches an advanced state.
According to the alcoholemy level, there are
three types of inebriety: light inebriety
(0,5 - 1,5), medium inebriety
(1,5 - 2,5) and advanced inebriety.
However, those changes that occur during each
state of inebriety varies from person to person.
These differences among drinkers mostly depend on
the alcohol consumption habit.
There is also a particular form of inebriety
called pathological drunkenness. This form of
inebriety is characterised by intense behavioral
and consciousness modifications, and is common in
psychopaths and patients that suffer from
An ancient Romans saying "in vino
veritas" meant that "the truth is in
wine". This means that, when drunk, a person
is showing his real character.
This saying is only suitable for the buzzed
staged when several brain functions such as
chapacity to reason and to assess, and logic
thinking, are restained. Also, in this stage, the
person might not be able to control himself,
might say and do things that normally he would
Also, major personality modifications
can occur in advanced states of
inebriety, when large areas of midbrain - the
center of emotions, are affected.
The real character of a person cannot be
artificially (chemically) obtained. However, it
is dangerous when the person starts to believe
than only with alcohol he can achieve a fulfilled
life that satisfies his real character.
In this cases other remedies need to be found,
such as psychotherapy.