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Alcohol-Related Aggression

Alcohol-related aggression is any act of aggression that is in some way associated with the use of alcohol by either the perpetrator or the victim, or where aggression is the product of being in a heavy-drinking environment, such as a bar or nightclub. An act of aggression is defined as any form of behavior intended to harm or injure another person, who does not wish to be treated in such a way. As explained throughout this entry, whether alcohol causes aggression is a complex question, as aggression is the result of a mixture of biological, psychological, and social stimuli that are learned, predisposed, or situational and that interact together to create the necessary circumstances for aggressive behavior. However, there is a substantial body of ...

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