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Can't remember last night? 48% of drinkers have had a blackout by age 19

By Wing See Yuen, PhD Candidate, UNSW
Amy Peacock, Senior Research Fellow, UNSW
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Alcohol-related blackouts aren’t good for anybody’s health, but they are particularly dangerous for young people.

Our recent research found blackouts are common once young people start drinking. At age 14, nearly one in ten adolescents who drank alcohol in the past year had a blackout.

By age 19, around 48% had experienced a blackout.

We also found around 14% of young Australians in our study had more and more alcohol-related blackouts as they aged through adolescence. Females were three…

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