1 in 10 Americans consider themselves ‘blackout drinkers’, reveals survey.

Most of us like to have a few drinks on occasion for many reasons – to loosen up, forget the work week, or perhaps to celebrate something with friends and family. But some people go too far and drink until they ‘blackout.’ It’s an extreme form of drinking that can affect people from all walks of life. Actor Seth Rogen, for example, divulged in a recent interview that in the past, he would often get blackout drunk, and that he would drink “as often as I could without derailing my life in any meaningful way.”
AlcoholRehab.com, a provider of alcohol addiction treatment resources, commissioned a survey of 3,000 drinkers, that revealed over 1 in 10 Americans (13%) said they consider themselves to be blackout drinkers.
Concerningly, the survey found that almost 1 in 10 (9%) drinkers do not believe that drinking until they pass out is detrimental to their long-term health. And although only a small number (5%) deliberately set out to get so drunk that they pass out after a night of drinking, for the majority, it’s not intentional. And nearly 1 in 5 – 16% – admit they don’t actually know what their limit is when they drink alcohol. But, if you don’t know what your limit is, then this will happen over and over again.
Nearly 1 in 10 (8%) respondents said they think it’s funny when a friend passes out drunk, rather than worrying, and approximately 7% of respondents say they have used social media to piece together what happened on an alcohol-fuelled night out – a bit like the end credits of The Hangover.

Fourteen percent of drinkers admit they have lost friendships as a result of things that have happened while drunk with men (22%) agreeing with this more than women (7%). Moreover, 40% of drinkers believe it is their friend’s responsibility to look after them if they have had too much to drink and pass out.

More in-depth information provided here on Blackout Drinking.


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