Will I remember my Black out? Reader Question # 3

By David Joel Miller, MS, Licensed Therapist & Licensed Counselor.

Inebriated people.

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Will I remember my Blackout?

Reader Question # 3

No! If you truly had a blackout you will not remember it. If no memory is stored then there is nothing to recover. Think of it like playing a brand new blank DVD. Nothing recorded, so nothing to play.

Brownouts can happen also.

Sometimes bits and pieces of information were saved. It is often referred to as a brownout. That information may come back a little, bits by bit and piece by piece.

My guess, and it is only a guess, is that the brownouts happen when there was a trauma, like rape and the brain tried to protect you or when the levels of alcohol or other drugs in the blood stream fluctuated.

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