Hey, so this is still a sore subject for me as this happened a few nights ago. I went out with my friends to go drink and watch Captain Marvel. I didn't want to spend any money at the theater, so I packed a lunch with water; left over iHop. During the day i drank and everything was fine. Even though I ate my food, my friends bought me more during the film. We returned to my friend's house after the movie and played a few games. It was there I continued to drink like normal. I felt myself getting drunk so I stopped. About an hour and a half later my friends decide to go to a very cool Austin gastro-pub. I was drunk and feeling kind of sluggish. I decided no more drinking and just socializing.
Next thing I know...im waking up in a hospital bed. It's 7AM the next morning. I am in a hospital missing my wallet, phone, and apparently my pants were ripped off of me. The doctor then came in and said I passed out in the middle of the bar and had the ambulance take me to a hospital. I had stopped drinking, but what I didn't account for was my body's rapid dehydration.
When I was finally discharged i got in contact with my girlfriend who was panicking as she didn't know my whereabouts. My friends and girlfriend spent all night trying to call different hospitals tracking me down and got no answers until the following morning. Once I got home, my friends found and returned my wallet and phone because apparently, I never brought them with me to the pub. They were in his apartment (lucky me)
Since then I've been kinda shook. I've drank with no problem before, but waking up in a hospital with IV's in my hand scared the living fuck out of me. I'm contemplating whether or not I want to drink again. The thought of my weekend brought back memories of my parents growing up and dealing with a mother's alcoholism. I've learned my lesson, but now it's been keeping me up at night. Hopefully it fades away soon.