Youngsters Having Drunken Blackouts On The Rise

Youngsters Having Drunken Blackouts On The Rise

A new survey has found that a typical under 25 year-old has five-times experienced a memory blank after drinking alcohol since turning 18, with 17 per cent experiencing a “blackout “ten times or more”. Despite this worrying memory loss, 54 per cent said they would probably repeat their antics within a month.

The study of 1,000 18 to 25-year-olds revealed that they’ve woken up after a heavy night in a place they don’t recognise at least once.


1. The bathroom floor
2. In the bath
3. On the sofa
4. In the dog bed
5. Under the bed
6. On the loo
7. In the back of the car
8. Cupboard under the stairs
9. On the front lawn
10. Next to the dog or cats water bowl

Losing possessions was a common story to crop up in the study, with the most common item disappearing being mobile phones. This was followed by lipstick, wallet, keys and more than one in 10 young Brits have even lost their credit card on a heavy night out.

Spending becomes a bit of a problem for many who have drank too much alcohol with three in 10 admitting they had apparently purchased some extravagant items during a blackout.
Our respondents told us their average they would spend would be £50.70 during a typical night where they’ve blacked out.

The survey was commissioned to tie in with the launch of new series “The Night Of’ which airs tonight at 9pm on Sky Atlantic. The gripping drama follows young student Nasir Khan (played by Riz Ahmed) who faces a real-life “blackout” nightmare when he’s accused of murder and can’t remember the night it allegedly happened.

A spokesman from Sky Atlantic, said: “So many people have been in the situation where they’ve got carried away with their drinking and maybe gone too far.”
“Some might wake up with friends telling them of funny antics that went on during the night before, while others will be filled with dread.”

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