Many Alcoholics mistakenly believe that a ” blackout” means collapsing in a drunken stupor.

Actually, a “blackout” is a state of temporary amnesia that results when so much alcohol is in the brain that a memory pattern is not formed during a period of time  that extends to minutes, hours or even days.

Not all alcoholics have experienced ” blackouts’, though they are likely to have them as the illness progresses.

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