Drunkenness is a condition of mind and body produced by a sufficient quantity of alcohol to bring about changes in the emotions and will, intellect and movements of an individual.
In the USSR, as many as 85% of the workers in ordinary factories regularly drink to intoxication. Getting drunk is a common habit among the working class men who consequently suffer from high mortality. In Moscow in 1992, it was estimated that drunken people committed 35.6% of all crimes and nearly 80% of crimes against individuals. These figures reflected a pattern throughout Russia. It was reported in 1993 that thousands of Indian women, angry with drunken husbands who squander their wages on liquor, and then often beat their wives and children, stormed individual liquor shops and closed down more than 6,000 in the state of Andhra Pradesh.