Variables associated with alcoholic blackouts in men.

  title={Variables associated with alcoholic blackouts in men.},
  author={D K Zucker and F M Austin and Laure Branchey},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  volume={11 3-4},
Alcoholic blackouts are among the most frequently reported symptoms in the progression of alcoholism. The exact etiology of blackouts remains unknown, but relationships to memory disturbance, seizure disorders, underlying psychiatric conditions, head trauma, and drug use have all been suggested. We studied 72 alcoholics admitted to an alcohol inpatient treatment program. Seventy-five percent of the patients had experienced blackouts. Patients who had had blackouts experienced other alcohol… CONTINUE READING