A NEW study has revealed that millions of young Brits are regularly drinking to “blackout” but none of them seem to have any feelings of regret and would happily repeat their antics, according to The Sun.
The average under- 25 year-old has experienced a memory blank five times after drinking alcohol since turning 18, with 17 per cent experiencing a “blackout ” ten times or more”.
But despite this worrying memory loss, 54 per cent said they would probably repeat their antics within a month.
The survey of 1,000 18- to 25-year-olds was commissioned by Sky Atlantic to tie in with the launch of new series “The Night Of’ which airs tonight at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.
The gripping drama follows young student Nasir Khan, played by Riz Ahmed who faces a real-life “blackout” nightmare when he’s accused of murder and can’t remember the night it allegedly happened.
A Sky Atlantic spokesman said: “So many people have been in the situation where they’ve got carried away with their drinking and maybe gone too far.”
“Some might wake up with friends telling them of funny antics that went on during the night before, while others will be filled with dread.”
“The results have been eye-opening but fortunately none of the respondents have found themselves in the terrifying situation played out in our new series ‘The Night Of’ launching on Sky Atlantic tonight.”
The research found that the bathroom floor was the most common place for young Brits to wake up after blacking out.
This was followed by the bath, the sofa and “in the dog bed”. A few also found themselves waking up under their bed rather than in it.
Losing possessions was a common story to crop up in the study, with the most common item disappearing being the mobile phone.
This was followed by lipstick, wallet and keys and more than one in 10 young Brits has lost their credit card on a heavy night out.
Three in 10 admitted they had apparently purchased some extravagant items during a blackout.
Most unusual places young Brits have woken up after a blackout
- The bathroom floor
- In the bath
- On the sofa
- In the dog bed
- Under the bed
- On the loo
- In the back of the car
- Cupboard under the stairs
- On the front lawn
- Next to the dog or cat’s water bowl
The Night Of starts on September 1st at 9pm on Sky Atlantic, with every episode available on Sky Box Sets.