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Aug. 30, 2012
The first time I got drunk was when I was eight, or nine-month-old, my
uncle and mom gave me a half baby's bottle of red wine. I was too young
to have memory, but my mom said I was totally drunk and went crazy on
the bed. I'm curious how it's like to be drunk (intoxicated by this
super classic psychoactive drug) that I bought a bottle of vodka, made
cocktail with cranberry and orange juice and soda, and drank at home. I probably ended up drinking half of that 600 ml, 40% vodka.
The following is the record of my first rememberable experience with Ethanol:
14:00 - I began mixing cocktail and drank. Didn't feel much at the beginning except my face and eyes turned red.
- I continued to drink, while reading Wiki pages on ethanol. I was
heavy-headed, might have a bit euphoria but it was negligible - more
like being too impaired to recall the unhappy things. My heart beat fast
and my stomach was hot.
15:00 - I drank a bit more and after 20
minutes felt the nausea coming up. My motor function is somewhat
impaired. I could still walk, talk, and perform most tasks but with less
accuracy. I knocked an empty bottle over and when I poured drink, I
spilt a little, for examples.
15:30 - I vomited and felt a lot
better after that. My body, especially legs, hands, and mouth, were
numb, as though injected with a small amount of anesthetics. I felt
dizzy so I brushed my teeth and went to bed. It was very difficult to
fall asleep since my heart beat fast and I was gasping uncomfortably. I
have a resting heart rate around 60 bpm but now it rose to >80 or
>90 bpm. My vision wasn't blurred but moving; the ceiling looked like
it was spinning. My head ached.
16:00 to 16:30 - Drunk on my bed but didn't completely fall asleep.
17:00 - My dad came home. I got up and told him I wasn't able to cook dinner.
to 19:00 - The numbness started to wear off. I wasn't hungry at all but
still ate a normal meal (Chinese food) with my parents. I was so
20:00 - My head ached that I had to take an
acetaminophen pill. The dizziness was less but I still felt a bit numb
on hands and feet and heavy-headed: the so-called hangover. My face was
still red and my dad said I smelled like alcohol. During the whole
episode I didn't lose control in speech, acts, and appetite, etc.
F*ck, it wasn't fun. I won't get drunk easily again. Compared to
Ethanol I like Caffeine so much better. I feel like I pay more than the
euphoria of getting drunk. Now I understand why it's dangerous to drink
outside of home.