Intoxication refers to the state of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is characterized by changes in physical and mental function, including impaired coordination, decreased reaction time, altered judgment and perception, and impaired memory. The specific symptoms of intoxication will depend on the type and amount of the substance consumed and the individual’s biology and tolerance to the substance.
Intoxication can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, it can lead to overdose, which can be life-threatening. Intoxication is often considered a negative outcome of substance use, as it can increase the risk of harm to oneself and others and contribute to the development of addiction.