Having a glass or two of wine is fine, but what happens when you drink too much alcohol too quickly?
Many people have woken up after a night of drinking with a firm resolution in mind: “I’m never drinking again.” Far too often, one drink turns into two and two turns into many more and, eventually, we find ourselves drunk.
When someone is intoxicated, that person loses a lot of the motor skills that he or she possesses when he or she isn’t drunk. Imagine a drunk person trying to read that last sentence — it just wouldn’t sound good. Other than slurred speech, we all know what drunk people look like: They drop glasses, they stumble around, and they often they wind up making regrettable decisions.
When someone drinks too much and doesn’t remember what happened, he or she has experienced a blackout. While there are different underlying factors that influence a blackout, there’s one common theme amongst those experiencing one: A blackout represents a dangerously high level of intoxication. If you don’t remember things that happened after going out, you’ve simply had far too much to drink. Other than losing valuable possessions, embarrassing yourself on the dance floor, and potentially having unprotected sex with a stranger (and let’s not even mention the carnage that could occur if you drive a car in that condition), blacking out can lead to much more dire consequences.
Drinking to the point of a blackout can often lead to physical harm or, in the worst cases, death. We’ve done some research behind blackouts and also reached out to some experts in the field of substance abuse in order to help inform readers of what is actually happening during an alcohol-induced blackout.
Jay Woody, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer of Legacy ER & Urgent Care, helped us learn more about blacking out, and Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a specialist in substance abuse, warns against the potentially deadly outcomes of over consumption.
If someone is “in a blackout, they can easily have reached the point of alcohol poisoning,” says Dr. Martinez. “When someone does, they can choke on their own vomit, [and] if they have mixed with medication, their central nervous system can slow their respiration so much they stop breathing.”
Read this short book for your protection and learn more about the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs. why you should say no
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On Aug. 22, 1985,, you were taken from us, not by illness or natural causes. We could have adjusted to that. But you were killed. The murder weapon was a car. The driver of the car, Timothy Sullivan’s blood alcohol levels proved he was drunk.
The evening began as did many others, you and your best girlfriend Dina left by car. In a few short hours we were summoned to the hospital – My daughter Laura, and Dina, were already gone. Their car was struck with deadly force by one driven by Sullivan. Our grief was unbearable.
As your birthday nears and holidays come and go, we remember the joy and happy times we had for such a few short years. I miss you so painfully as we all do and your loving ways. After you had been laid to rest, I took some small comfort in believing that justice would be done.
During the weeks that followed my frustration turned to outrage. When I met with James Ryan, our states attorney, I saw his deceit immediately. It was beyond a feeling of helplessness for me and my family; A horrible unreal feeling. Soon after we had to hire an investigator to learned that Sullivan had 19 arrests relating to alcohol, Many reduces, Ryan the states attorney was victimizing by not calling us. , Didn’t offer us his horrific record His responsibility, Many were plead and reduced.We were in shock! We learned later about the connection between his parents .and Terry Ekl THE MASTER OF THE COURTS OF DUPAGE DWI FELONS.and DWi Don Ramsell, plud Jim Ryan our new states attorney were all friends with the family. What we discovered by investigation,
He is now currently a 25 time offender, and driving while revoked, thanks to this top criminal DWI lawyer. terry ekl The lawyer is why he still had a valid driver’s license, illegally of course, He had a prior DWI in 84 .before the crash and the approval of the states attorney and specially selected judge! We all had a catastrophic wake up call! It was a one party conspiracy game. racket was told by a Suntimes reporter, you have no one to help you!
Enter now Frances Cuneo, village attorney-crook-extraordinaire who got him supervision.in the 84 DWI with judge jerz illegally, plead. We continued to investigated everyrthing, possible, including the mandates of laws. We also investigated their big mansions of homes .Paid with our blood and the criminal fathers blood money . I now discover why there is many DWI homicides. The cause and effect.is all malpractice liability of our law behind the closed doors on the 4th floor of the courts, The stench was unbearable to me . We have unequivocally seen Hell and lived in it for a year, Truth be told They all live with blood on their hands .for their net-worth. God will be the judge for us as they enter Hell, Not only in Washington but all of our court systems.. The girls were one minute from their homes. as I was anxiously waiting with her golden retriever. This is where yours and every mothers and families worst nightmares begins and has by thousands of familys by mulible drunk drivers See jaw dropping record in my life story. Truth be told again, It’s literally a Russian Roulette game and you and your family are not immune. Be forewarned.
It is like they were murdered twice, once by the arrest record by all the plea bargaining Then got his license back on the previous DWI even after alcoholic testing and grading laws violated, Thereafter the plea bargaining again repeated,un-deterred by the court system he murders my daughter and friend all by an alcoholic father, and mother, I feel now in Hell by bribery (its no brainier of a 18 mo work release freed by the Judges chambers revolving door, Hows that for freedom and our civil rights protected as a mockery .You and all of us have been getting victimized for years. behind closed doors,Its a large brothel. This is now your priority wake up call. Business as usual everyday, . Our family and all their friends suffered beyond belief, to see Sullivan get away with a virtual double homicide of work release. plead again, Nothing could be more criminal of bribery, The girls were then re-victimized by this repelling sentence Blatant inadequate 18 month work release, in the county jail , not the DOC prison.
The county jail, with then Sheriff Doria was set up for him to enter every day allowed to arrive around midnight we were informed., so he partied after work till late.and was well protected at midnite,coming in. and we were informed always had alcohol on his breath which he had access to at the train station before he got on the train . How convenient,, plus his other drugs as marijuana . How is that for your tax money and your familys safety as a free ride.?
The public and major news about our fight was astounding. Two grieving mothers fighting for justice. Nevertheless i am proud we made changes in some laws, and saved many lives by our expose for these girls lives,, The pain never goes away for us and truth be told my life has literally ended, since,….. It is without a doubt, a “criminal protection system”. We trusted. A giant IRS I need everyone to join and help me in my uphill battle for a new court system by us law abiding citizens Justice must prevail is our mission.by mobilizing. and being a pledged member, I cant do it without you, to protect you,.
Sullivan’s sentence, to hold a job and check in at the county jail at night, was a classic case of patronage,. Money is the Godfather of our corrupt court system They are opportunists for their partisan party ,and money laundering, The name of the game. This habitual DWI felon and thousands more,is your wake up call..
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Did it matter that Laura and Dina lie in their graves? We thought our system was meant to dispense justice? Men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing with a gun or knife . Why is it different when the weapon is a car? (because its easy money by pleading DWI’S s,,,,,, A TIME BOMB ON WHEELS. ………….A killer of any type forfeits his right to be a part of society.
As for the public official who do not prosecute to the full letter of the law? They are beyond and worse than the criminals who drink and drive and murder, ,and are accountable by plea bargaining and undeterred decisions.for decades, They are mega millionaires.due to our addictions. They will now be held responsible by CCWN, My legacy to my daughter and all victims They will also lose their license’s and will be disbarred by civil rights attorneys. as George Ryan You kill with your car, you lose your freedom. and license permanently and pay the price .law abiding citizens have rights to drive safely, and now demand higher sentence’s for murder and maiming Your thousands of dollars will not get u plead and citizens justice denied!
– Leah Johnson, founder of Citizens Court Watchers Network