Originally posted by BrianGO:
First of all, it's just alcohol. It's not LSD or PCP. No matter how drunk you are, you don't think you can fly, or think giant spiders are chasing you. Unless you are taking hard narcotics, you can still understand the world around you. .
Do not really disagree, but alcohol can really distort the world. DTs (Delirium tremens) are pretty common among alcoholics trying to kick the bucket. DTs include both visual and auditory hallucinations. These hallucinations can produce profound terror and physical violence on the part of the person having the DTs.
Strange that you mention spiders. I saw one guy having DTs who was in an absolute uncontrollable frenzy because bugs were crawling all over him. He was hitting himself (and anyone who tried to talk to him) and had to put in restraints for over 24 hours.