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J Price wrote at 2008-07-28 21:13:02
To say donít drink, in my belief is not fair , if the person was an alcoholic then fair enough, but this man likes a social drink and is just the average Joe. The main reason I say this is because I personally like having a glass of red to accompany dinner.



In the way the person answers this mans question, the text comes off as rude and well demeaning; maybe this person has personnel reasons to hate or dislike alcohol or people who drink alcohol. Note here that the man asking the question is more than likely to be an average Joe, the man you see having a drink with a friend in a pub on some Saturday night after work.



Instead of actually giving up alcohol all together, try first lowering the amount of alcohol intake by half what you usually have, and attempt only in social occasions such as the occasional Saturday night and not all the time.



[Please note that this message is mainly for people in the same position to the question maker and not with persons whom have an alcohol related problem, such as an alcoholic.]




Rog wrote at 2010-01-06 22:47:13
Ok, the last answer was just rude, i have the same problem and the last time it happen was new years. I had 9 bud lights in 5 and half hours, i'm 200 pounds and went to bed around 1:30, a little late but not bad for me..... and couldn't remember the last hour or so, anyway i started to ask questions on facebook about it, maybe it happens to other people, a good friend of mine said that it would happen to him because of his breathing at night and the doctor put him on meds.... i haven't made it to the doc yet because of insurance but just a thought to ask about...


nic wrote at 2013-01-06 02:47:10
I experience this same problem and I do not agree with the previous response that states you are experiencing a blackout.  I do not have to consume a large quantity of alcohol either to experience memory loss in the morning. It is difficult  to explain to someone  who has not experienced it. I know while I'm drinking what's going on but once my head hits the pillow everything erases. I realize that it makes no sense to say that I remember that I  know that I knew what I was doing while I was drinking but that is the best way to describe it.  I'm glad to hear someone else describe this problem because I was begining to think it was only my dad and I who experience this.  


nic wrote at 2013-01-06 03:00:34
I experience this same problem and I do not agree with the previous response that states you are experiencing a blackout.  I do not have to consume a large quantity of alcohol either to experience memory loss in the morning. It is difficult  to explain to someone  who has not experienced it. I know while I'm drinking what's going on but once my head hits the pillow everything erases. I realize that it makes no sense to say that I remember that I  know that I knew what I was doing while I was drinking but that is the best way to describe it.  I'm glad to hear someone else describe this problem because I was begining to think it was only my dad and I who experience this.  


nic wrote at 2013-01-07 04:03:34
I experience this same problem and I do not agree with the previous response that states you are experiencing a blackout.  I do not have to consume a large quantity of alcohol either to experience memory loss in the morning. It is difficult  to explain to someone  who has not experienced it. I know while I'm drinking what's going on but once my head hits the pillow everything erases. I realize that it makes no sense to say that I remember that I  know that I knew what I was doing while I was drinking but that is the best way to describe it.  I'm glad to hear someone else describe this problem because I was begining to think it was only my dad and I who experience this.  


nic wrote at 2013-01-09 21:04:53
I experience this same problem and I do not agree with the previous response that states you are experiencing a blackout.  I do not have to consume a large quantity of alcohol either to experience memory loss in the morning. It is difficult  to explain to someone  who has not experienced it. I know while I'm drinking what's going on but once my head hits the pillow everything erases. I realize that it makes no sense to say that I remember that I  know that I knew what I was doing while I was drinking but that is the best way to describe it.  I'm glad to hear someone else describe this problem because I was begining to think it was only my dad and I who experience this.  


nic wrote at 2013-01-15 00:32:12
I experience this same problem and I do not agree with the previous response that states you are experiencing a blackout.  I do not have to consume a large quantity of alcohol either to experience memory loss in the morning. It is difficult  to explain to someone  who has not experienced it. I know while I'm drinking what's going on but once my head hits the pillow everything erases. I realize that it makes no sense to say that I remember that I  know that I knew what I was doing while I was drinking but that is the best way to describe it.  I'm glad to hear someone else describe this problem because I was begining to think it was only my dad and I who experience this.  


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