Blackouts were once associated with alcoholism but also occur when a person drinks a lot of alcohol too fast. High levels of alcohol impair the part of the brain that forms new memories. A blackout is characterized by amnesia during intoxication. When a person experiences a blackout, he or she does not forget what happened because memories never existed in the first place.

Alcohol poisoning causes blackouts. When a person passes out, he or she loses consciousness and cannot wake up. Passing out and blackouts result in negative consequences, but blackouts cause long-term damage.

Not everyone who drinks rapidly and excessively will have a blackout. Some people are more susceptible to alcohol-induced memory impairment. Many people with alcoholism experience blackouts in the early part of addiction. Alcohol poisoning and blackouts are very harmful and lead to serious mental and physical impairment.

If a person experiences a blackout once, he or she is at risk of having more of them. Most people who consume large amounts of alcohol will develop memory problems and brain damage. A person can have a genetic predisposition to blackouts if a family member has trouble with alcohol or alcoholism.

During a blackout, the memory storage process shuts down. Blackouts are caused by a chemical disruption in the brain’s hippocampus, which is where memories are developed. Alcohol interferes with the receptors that carry signals to that part of the brain and disrupts the memory-making process. A person who experiences a blackout can still have the ability to maintain language and motor skills, but his or her brain loses the capability to form new memories.

Blackouts cause life-threatening damage. A holistic treatment program that focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit will help put an end to the relentless cycle of blackouts and addiction. If you or someone you know experience alcohol-induced blackouts, get help before the problem becomes an addiction.

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