There have been a few incidents in recent days about drunk people urinating upon others without knowing where he is and such incidents have led to public rage too. While the man who urinated upon a fellow passenger on a flight was terminated from a highly-paid job in the United States, the Indian railway has terminated the service of a TTE for a similar crime.
There are a number of reasons why this happens when a person is drunk. Intoxication from excessive alcohol consumption can have a range of effects on a person’s behavior and bodily functions. One of the common effects is the need to urinate frequently, and in some cases, without being aware of where they are.
The physiological explanation for this behavior is that alcohol acts as a diuretic, increasing urine production by inhibiting the release of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) from the pituitary gland. As a result, more urine is produced, and the bladder fills up more quickly, leading to the need to urinate more frequently.
However, the psychological explanation for why people may urinate without being aware of their surroundings when intoxicated is more complex. Alcohol affects the central nervous system, impairing judgment, perception, and coordination. It can also reduce inhibitions, making people more likely to engage in impulsive behavior.
In the case of urinating without being aware of one’s surroundings, it may be that the impaired judgment and perception caused by alcohol make it difficult for a person to accurately gauge their environment. Additionally, the reduced inhibitions may lead to a lack of concern for social norms or consequences, making it more likely for someone to urinate in a public or inappropriate location.
It’s important to note that excessive alcohol consumption can have serious health consequences, including alcohol poisoning, liver disease, and increased risk of accidents and injuries. It is essential to drink responsibly and in moderation to avoid these risks.