It looks like he may have been overserved. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

At the time, it may sound like a fun idea. You might even be able to talk yourself into believing it will be a good time and positive things will come out of it. However, I must proceed to warn you to act with caution. These are 5 things you should never do drunk. If you do, you’re very likely going to regret it.

You may have heard of liquid courage. It’s the term we’ve given to that phenomena where you have feelings of self-confidence and self-assuredness after consuming alcohol. For example, when you’re at the bar and you’ve had a couple of drinks and you aren’t scared to talk to that girl you’ve never met who’s sitting next to you. Usually, you wouldn’t speak to her. You’d be too shy or feel awkward. However, with liquid courage, you’re ready to approach.

Understanding Liquid Courage

In reality, the alcohol didn’t actually make you brave. In fact, alcohol causes our brain to release the chemical dopamine, which is a hormone that deals with motivation and rewards. According to The Guest House, the confidence isn’t real, the alcohol has changed our perception. That feeling of confidence and re-assuredness is actually a false sense of those things. That’s where alcohol and its dependency can become a real problem for people. We believe that confidence is real and begin to depend on alcohol to help us in those situations, creating what could be a very slippery slope.

Unfortunately, that false sense of confidence isn’t the only problem with alcohol. Truth is, people do some dumb things when they’re drinking. Sure, there are fun things, as well. However, that’s not what we’re talking about right now. To avoid creating any problems or drama, these are five things you should never do drunk.

Some things on the list are obvious, but still need to be pointed out. Others, you might need a reminder for. Hopefully, you aren’t doing any of these five things that you should never do drunk. You could get arrested, in trouble, dumped, or worse. Stick to having fun and enjoying yourself when you choose to have some drinks. In order to do that, you’re going to want to avoid making these mistakes!

5 Things You Should Never Do Drunk

  • Drive

    First and foremost, this needs to be said. Don’t drink and drive. Buzzed driving is drunk driving. There’s nothing cool about it. Call a Ride Share or find a Designated Driver. Always try to plan ahead and know drinking and driving is not worth it.

    Drunk Driving

    Think about the consequences. Don’t drink and drive! (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Text Your Ex

    They don’t call it “liquid courage” for nothing. Don’t reach out to your ex after (or while) you’ve been drinking. Don’t text. Don’t call. Don’t DM. Leave it be. You’ll definitely regret it in the morning. A drunk text at 2am on a Wednesday isn’t going to help you win her back, I promise. It’ll likely end up doing more harm than good.

    Texting

    Hopefully, she isn’t texting her ex. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • Athletic Activities

    It may sound fun in your mind, but your body isn’t ready for it. One wrong movement and there goes your ankle. Save the heroics for when you’re sober.

    Running track athletic

    He’s okay to run because I assume he hasn’t been drinking. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • Make An Impulsive Purchase

    Keep off the internet when you’ve been drinking. Otherwise, a couple days later you’ll receive a package of $100 worth of hot sauce from Amazon. Trust me, I’ve been there. You don’t have room to store all these random bottles of hot sauce. Put it in your cart, sure. However, don’t buy it. Sleep on it.

    Online Shopping

    Online shopping (Photo illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Make Plans

    Don’t make plans when you’re drunk. Sober You likely won’t appreciate the plans Drunk You made the night before. You don’t even like horses, why would you agree to go clean up a stable??

    Cheers

    Cheers! Hopefully, nobody regrets making these plans. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

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