Explain the meaning of Alcohol-induced states of consciousness.
An Alcohol-induced state, is an ASC and is considered to be a psychoactive drug. Psychoactive drugs are chemicals that change conscious awareness, perceptions or moods. Alcohol is also a depressant, meaning that alcohol lessens inhibitions by depressing the activity of brain centres responsible for judgement and self-control. The specific effects of alcohol on consciousness depend on a wide range of variables. These include the concentration of alcohol consumed, the conditions under which the alcohol is consumed and variables related to the individual, such as the rate of consumption, drinking history, the amount of food in the stomach, bodyweight, age, gender, physical wellbeing, emotional state and mood.An altered state of consciousness is a brain state wherein one loses the sense of identity with one's body or with one's normal sense perceptions.