When someone drinks heavily they might be prone to blacking out or not having any recollection of events that occurred while drinking. People can have a conversation, appear coherent and not remember a thing about it. If you are having blackouts then entering an alcoholic treatment center can help. Blackouts are a scary thing to experience. Waking up in the morning and not knowing what occurred the night before is an awful feeling. Many times a person will have a sense that something real bad happened. Calling someone who was with you will often confirm this.
One former patient recently discussed how he tried not to blackout while drinking. He switched to wine, beer and tried not smoking pot. Neither of these strategies worked. The problem for him was that he started to really embarrass himself while in these blackouts. He would argue with people, treat them poorly and start fights when everyone else was just trying to have a relaxing night with friends. Many times he would get deathly ill and vomit while in a blackout. Hence, the reason to stop them from occurring. But no matter what he tried he would continue to have these terrible incidents.
One article describes what is happening in the brain when a drinker blacks out. We have discussed some of the negative consequences of blackout drinking. Embarrassing oneself is not one of the most pleasant things to discover the next day. But the seriousness of blackouts cannot be underestimated. People wake up finding themselves handcuffed to a hospital bed. Soon they learn the grim reality of their drinking. The ultimate nightmare that they have taken the life of another human being. That is the reality of blackout drinking! Checking into an alcoholic treatment center can not only save your life, it could spare the lives of innocent people just going about their day.