The experience that a person has when using alcohol or other drugs will be affected by the:

  • Individual: Mood, physical size, gender, personality, expectations of the drug, whether the person has food in his/her stomach and whether other drugs have been taken.
  • Drug: The amount used, how it is used and the strength and purity of the drug.
  • Environment: Whether the person is using it with friends, on his/her own, in a social setting or at home, at work, before or while driving.