If you are, it’s not excuse–you’re mean when sober too. Drinking enough alcohol to become intoxicated increases aggression significantly in people who lack one particular personality trait.. But people with that trait are just as aggressive when they’re sober as they are when drunk. And that trait is? The inability to consider the future consequences of current actions.

Drinking and driving is a dangerous combination, but walking after drinking isn’t any safer, and if you need to get home after a New Year’s Eve party, there’s no way to appoint a "designated walker."

Trauma surgeon Thomas Esposito says, "Every movement ranging from driving a car to simply walking to the bathroom is compromised. Alcohol impairs your judgment, reflexes and coordination. Alcohol is nothing more than a socially acceptable, over-the-counter stimulant/depressant and, especially during the holidays, alcohol is frequently abused."