The Association of Alcohol‐Induced Blackouts and Grayouts to Blood Alcohol Concentrations

  title={The Association of Alcohol‐Induced Blackouts and Grayouts to Blood Alcohol Concentrations},
  author={Paul James Perry and Tami R. Argo and Mitchell J. Barnett and Jill L. Liesveld and Barry I. Liskow and Jillian M. Hernan and Michael G. Trnka and Mary A. Brabson},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
ABSTRACT: The primary aim of this study was to investigate the association between measured blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and the presence and degree of amnesia (no amnesia, grayout, or blackout) in actively drinking subjects. A secondary aim was to determine potential factors other than BAC that contribute to the alcohol‐induced memory loss. An interview questionnaire was administered to subjects regarding a recent alcohol associated arrest with a documented BAC greater than 0.08 g/dL for… 
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