Loss of Memory and Items

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Hi All,

First post, i'm relatively young (under 30) but for the last 3 years I have a huge problem when I drink and its really ruining my life. I will be out having a good time then all of a sudden i'm waking up in my bed the next day with no phone, bank card, ID etc.

Obviously I am drinking too much, but I hate how it 'just happens' as in I have no warning, I know freinds who drink they get a little sick and stop, or they start feeling different or even when they are totally drunk they still get home OK, but I go from being happy to straight up black out literally one beer later.

Has anyone has this problem and what did you do to solve it? I dont drink ofte but I admit I cannot handle my ale and when I've had a few I dont stop until i've lost everything (including dignity)

Thanks for help

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    Younger people that haven't built up alcohol tolerance, sometimes binge brink which overloads their body and causes them to blackout.

    Drink slower.

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    hi Gary and welcome. In over 30 years of heavy drinking I never woke up without my debit or credit cards. HOw much have you lost so far I am wondering. Certainly, I have woken up without any memories of what I did and that is bad. How about one of your friends who drinks less and perhaps confide or chat?? Robin
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      Hi Robin,

      I think you are right I need to be more open about it with friends, and let them know its bothering me.

      I've been thinking and it could derive from a confidence issue/anxiety background I have, where I used to look forward to drinking a lot because I knew I wouldn't have anxiety. But thats all well the past now so I will take the advice and drink slower.

      I always lose items but I am very careless with them too, I tend to lose things generally, it worries me a little bit because I always think have I done damage somewhere that makes me so forgetful.

      Its frustrating because I hadn't done it in a few months which is good for me (tells a story itself) but it happened the other night and now I just feel like i've let myself down and I dont have control again.

      I dont want to stop drinking because I know it can be fun but I admit I dont know my limits, I need to learn to not want to get drunk and rather stay sober, trying to figure it all out but the other night I just and still do feel very let down by the whole thing.

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    Hi Gary.

    I'm a huge drinker and I know when I drink with friends (rarely) they have a real problem keeping up with me and get battered while I'm just warming up.set your own pace and don't involved in rounds.

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    Thanks Guys,

    Excellent advice I will do all of it, I think because it had been a few months I let myself down but in future every single time I will drink slow, take much less cash (that helps regardless) and not get involved in rounds but buy my own drinks. I also think its partly downt to confidence because I know I will have a better time if I only have a few drinks, so need to work on that. Next time I go out I will post here and keep posting.

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