The beer is talking. But you aren't listening.

It just got harder to blame bad behavior on the booze. A new University of Missouri study found that drinkers remain aware that they are making poor decisions when they are drunk. It just doesn't bother them as much as it would if they were sober. Researchers say alcohol merely reduces the stress that normally accompanies bad judgement. It doesn't stop the drinker from telling whether the decision is or is not a good one. The result is that drinkers are less concerned about the consequences of their actions after they've had a few drinks.