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Drinking with Friends
by Ben
Citation:   Ben. "Drinking with Friends: An Experience with Alcohol (exp54474)". Dec 5, 2007.

90 ml oral Alcohol - Hard (liquid)
0:00h – I ingested 90mL of 40% alcohol for the first time on an empty stomach with some friends.

~0:05h – There is a warm feeling in my throat, face, and stomach due to the dilation of capillaries and the irritating effects of the alcohol. There is also a mild sense of well being, nothing major at this point.

~0:10h – The effects are apparent now, I am dizzy, red in the face, euphoric, and am noticing a loss of inhibition.

~0:30h – We decide to go for a walk, walking is not difficult but my balance is off, my vision has become blurry and it is hard to focus. I notice I am a lot more social than I would be otherwise I am also in a lot less control of my person, I like my inhibitions.

~1:00h – The effects are mostly the same at this point, it is pleasurable, there is a pleasant feeling throughout my body but I am not able to let go of the feeling that I am not in control, I suppose if you where to drink enough this feeling would go away and you wouldn’t care, but I don’t find that to be a desirable effect.

~2:00h – I am slowly regaining control, the experience has not been overly intense, but I was able to get a feel for the drug, and can extrapolate what a higher dosage would be like, I don’t think I will be trying more anytime soon.

~4:00h – Baseline.

Aftereffects – I feel fine today, there was no hangover but I didn’t expect one from the amount I ingested. Alcohol is a very interesting substance, it is a depressant and yet most people don’t even consider it to be a drug. Although I found my experience enjoyable I did not like the loss of inhibitions associated with it, anything that can make you lose control like that scares me.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 54474
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Dec 5, 2007Views: 53,940
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