New Yorkers tend to ‘pass out’ more than the national average when it comes to drinking


NEW YORK (NEWS10) – Many people enjoy having an occasional drink while partying with friends, relaxing after a long week, or going out. Although, when it comes to balance, a recent poll found that some people tend to go too far to the point of ‘passing out’.

Fainting refers to when someone drinks excessively and forgets what happened due to memory gaps created by the effects of alcohol on the brain. The consumption of dark alcohol can affect anyone from any background.

With that, AlcoholRehab.com surveyed 3,000 drinkers and found that more than one in 10 New Yorkers, or 15%, said they considered themselves to be blackout drinkers, compared to just 13% on the national average. The investigation revealed that:

  • Almost one in five people admit that they don’t really know what their limit is when drinking alcohol.
  • Seven percent say they used social media to piece together what happened on a drunken night.
  • Illustrative infographic showing the proportion of blackout drinkers across America.
  • Almost one in 10 drinkers (9%) don’t think that drinking until they pass out is bad for their long-term health.
  • A small number (5%) have deliberately decided to get drunk to the point of passing out after a night of drinking, for the majority this is not intentional.
  • Almost one in five (16%) admit that they don’t really know what their limit is when consuming alcohol.
  • Almost one in 10 (8%) said they thought it was funny when a friend passed out drunk, rather than worrying.
  • About 7% of those surveyed say they used social media to piece together what happened on a drunken night.
  • Fourteen percent admit to losing friendships as a result of things that happened while intoxicated with men (22%) more agree with this than women (7%).
  • Forty percent of drinkers think it is their friend’s responsibility to take care of them if they have drunk too much and passed out.

For more information on alcohol blackouts, visit the American Addiction Centers’ website.


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