... one night and have little to no reccollection of the following morning. The morning after drinking i got in my car and crashed it but have no memory of doing it, and my bac was over .3, 9-10 hrs after my last drink
Alcohol - Is it possible to still be in a blackout the night after drinking? I drank very heavily?
Added 14 Oct 2013:
I am a female weigh 110 lbs, didnt eat. I drank over a half bottle of rum that was 100 proof. Crashed my car and it resulted in a 2nd dui
Added 14 Oct 2013:
I used to drink very heavily but had cut back and hadn't been drinking for about a month. I got depressed and wanted to self medicate. The crash resulted in my second dui and i am terrified. Im a female only 110 lbs i didn't eat at all while i was drinking.
Having a lot of experience in this area (although not crashing due to DOI), i can most definitely say, yes, you can still be in that state the day after drinking. Especially if you are not used to drinking those levels. How often do you drink, and how much did you drink the night before driving the next day? It is pretty scary hey. Each unit of alcohol take approximately 1 hour to leave the blood stream, so you need to weigh this up before driving, working in intense/high pressure environments. Can i ask how many units you drank, if you can remember? Please let this be a 'lesson' to you, but don't beat yourself up about it, what is done is done
Have you tried treatment or working with a counselor? If you are interested in getting control of your life now is the time. If you are afraid of this, I want to let you know that there are ways to get through this. Just know that many understand what you are talking about. We will listen, suggest and help you pull the pieces back together. I care about you as someone who hurts and can't find their way out. You can get strong. I give up drinking thirty years ago, smartest thing I ever did. I binge drank like you have. How I got home alive, I have no idea. I, too, was lucky. Life is so much better now and I don't miss it. I found where the real,pain came from. Even learned to trust myself. Who knew? I do hope that you will find your path and solve the pain. Karen
yes, you can certainly still have black out the next day especially drinking as much as you did on an empty stomach. If you blew a 0.3 the morning after, imagine what you were the night before!! You are lucky not to be dead and must have a very high tolerance for alcohol. This is a wake up call for you if you want to take advantage of it. You are very lucky that you were not hurt or that you didnt, God forbid, hurt someone else! It is obvious that you are not going to be able to quit this without some help and guidance. You may want to try a 12 step program like AA or you may want to just get 1:1 counseling, depending on what you feel most comfortable with. Some people, it helps them to be part of a group and to be able to be with others who have been right where you are now and to learn from their experience a guidance because they know what it is like to be in your shoes. If this is how you feel then AA is probably a good option.
I have a family full of alcoholics and AA has helped the ones who needed help the worst but if you feel you would do better with 1 on 1 help and prefer not to share experiences then private counseling may be a better fit for you. I really hope that you take this opportunity to turn things around in your life before something much more devastating happens. If you keep on going like this and do not address why you drink and develop better coping mechanisms, you are going to wind up hurting yourself or someone else who may be an innocent. How would you feel if you had run over a child and injured or killed them? You dont EVER want to feel that way so use this opportunity while it is fresh. If you wait, the guilt will level out and you will forget about how you feel now and you will drink again until something bad happens and by then it may be too late. You can do this! You will need some help along the way but you CAN turn your life around and learn better ways to deal with stress rather than hitting the bottle. Good luck to you and call someone today. You should be able to find your local AA chapter in the Yellow pages or call the local hospital to find out when they meet. You can also find a counselor the same way.
I still remember coming out of a black out while driving and realizing that I had gone and picked up my 3 year old daughter at the Daycare. It was 4 in the afternoon and I had no memory of anything from my liquid lunch til then and worse I went back into a black out and don't remember what I did from that point or the evening either. The next morning when I woke I was so scared that I finally asked for help.
I went to Alcoholics Anonymous and have never regreted that decision. Not all the guys at the meetings are out to take advantage of the women but you have to be careful and these days you have to watch out for the women who prefer women too but don't let that stop you from giving it a try. You will meet so many people who are just like you and if you find the right meeting it feels like you walked into a room full of best friends.
There is hope for you but you really can't do this alone. Alcoholism is a disease and we need help fighting it just like any other disease.
Take care of yourself
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