As a recovering alcoholic, I have experienced many dangers of blackout drinking.
I was initially shocked to learn that not everyone drank to the point of blacking out. When some people told me they were horrified that it happened to them once or twice, I couldn’t help but think, how does it not happen to you every day? Blacking out was my goal, and I achieved it every time I consumed alcohol. I didn’t consider the dangers.
The dangers of blackout drinking can include driving intoxicated or committing other illegal acts and having absolutely no recollection. This was my truth, day in and day out. I can’t even begin to express the gratitude I have for never harming someone during one of my regular blackouts.
I know of many people who have hurt others and not been able to remember it the next day.
During one blackout, I drove on the wrong side of a one-way street at 3 a.m. Other dangers of blackout drinking can include putting yourself in situations you should not be in. You may awaken next to a complete stranger with no recollection of how you got there. You may also find yourself in even more dangerous situations with strangers who mean you harm. When you lose complete control of your mental faculties, terrible things can happen. The dangers of blackout drinking are real, and if they happen to you on a continuous basis, it might be time to reach out and get professional help.