Donna Hunter Says...
Blackouts are a serious signal that your body is giving you. When a person dis drinking the same amount they always did but starting to blackout it mean the body is not able to deal with the alcohol and your tolerance is changing. A change in tolerance is one of the criteria for Alcohol Dependence. As a teenager, your body and brain are still developing. Alcohol is in essence a poison. Even though you believe you are old enough to make your own decisions and deal with consequences, you physiology says otherwise. So simply put, yes, having blackouts means you are on the fast-track to becoming an alcoholic.
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