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Why do people who drink too much alcohol black out?

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Asked: 2018-12-04 16:05:30
Everytime I drink excessively I tend to not remember what happens after a certain point. It has come down to my friends telling me what happened. im just wondering why is it that when people drink too much they cant recall events that took place?


Answered: 2018-12-04 17:43:10

It's because the level of alcohol in your blood is way too much. Your brain will struggle with being able to process any new memories or events that are happening. So, the next day you will not likely remember anything that you have done. It's also important to note that there are different kinds of blackouts. The first is called Partial and the second, complete. If you have a partial blackout, you may be able to remember some of what happened when people tell you or when you see something from the night before. Complete blackouts mean that you are unable to remember anything at all. There have been studies to try to figure out the actual mechanisms that lead to a blackout but it's a bit complicated. The cause is absolutely high blood alcohol volumes and that is what you should be avoiding. You should probably not drink that much because blacking out is a good indication that you are well on your way to alcohol poisoning.


Answered: 2018-12-21 13:14:40

When consuming heavy amounts of alcohol, the degree in which memory impairment is experienced is significant. Researchers have found that it causes either fragmented or total blackouts. National Institute on alcohol credits the brain's hippocampus being disrupted as the named causes for alcohol blackouts.

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