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Alcohol induced sleepwalking?

Friday night I went out with some friends, got black-out drunk and passed out on the couch of my best friend and his girlfriend's apartment at about 12:30am. The first thing I remember since blacking out is waking up on the floor of their apartment not knowing where I am and shaking uncontrollably with my friend standing over me. I made it back to the couch and fell asleep. When I woke up on their floor like that i was like "that was a crazy dream". Inspired by just finishing the Da Vinci Code that day, my dream was about me being Robert Langdon starting to have intercourse with Sophie Neveau so we could keep the blood line of Jesus Christ alive (weird i know; I often have really strange dreams). I had to leave early in the morning because the parking meters started charging and i didn't want to get a ticket so i drove home. By that time i was sober. i hung out at home watching movies all day Saturday with a bit of a headache and feeling tired. at 8pm that night i got a text from my fried saying "What was that?" I was like i don't remember anything except waking up on your floor shaking. Apparently he said I got into bed with him and his girlfriend at 3:30am and started touching her so he pushed me off the bed. I don't remember any of this and my memory only begins when I woke up. But i do remember being confused as to where i was and thinking that i just had the craziest dream. I had no idea that i was in their bed or touched her. The only way i could explain this is that I was sleep walking since my memory starts as soon as i woke up from falling on the floor. I didn't even know that I fell off the bed. He's pretty much my only good friend and we've known each other for years, and I don't even like his girlfriend to be honest, so I would never do this to him. Plus if I actually wanted to do this with her I wouldn’t have done it right next to him. What's worse is that I'm engaged to the most amazing girl in the world and would never think about cheating on her. We have been long distance for a while, while she finishes school and she is just about to move out here next week, so it doesn't make any sense. I know I was blacked out before, but I remembered waking up on the floor so i wasn't blacked out then and I had slept for about 3 hours. I don't know what to do. I don't think I can ever face them again because I'm too ashamed, but I honestly wasn't conscious for it. I don't know how to tell my fiancee. Is it possible that I was sleep walking and did this? It seems crazy and unlikely, but I honestly have no other explanation. Does anyone know anything about alcohol induced sleep walking? I have a feeling I’ve sleep walked before but was never woken up so didn't know it happened. Any supporting comments would be helpful because I am so ashamed and discussed with myself but I don't think I could have stopped myself since I was sleeping.
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replied May 19th, 2013
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Not so sure you were in fact sleeping walking, especially if you don't have a history of it.

Sleep walking is a possibility, but so is the possibility that you actually awakened while still heavily intoxicated, and in an uninhibited drunken stupor actually did this.

Regardless, drinking to the point of black-out should be a red flag to you. This is a sign of alcoholism, potentially a far more serious problem than sleep-walking.

If you believe your friend, my suggestion would be to apologize, ask for forgiveness and understanding, and in the future exert more control over your alcohol consumption.

If you feel you cannot control your alcohol consumption, seek help. AA is a terrific organization. Be confident you can overcome this.
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replied May 19th, 2013
Ive never considered myself an alcoholic because I almost never drink. I never have a casual beer by myself, and only occasionally get one social beer at happy hour with friends. I probably drink once or twice a month on the weekend but only a few. sometimes I go months without ever consuming any; not because I think I have a problem, but just because I dont really drink often. However, a couple times a year when its a special occasion and I know everyone will be getting drunk and I dont have to drive, Ill keep drinking and dont stop and end up blacking out (which is usually after the magic number 6 drinks). I think part of the reason why I have trouble stopping once I black out is that I have social anxiety so I have very little social contact with anyone, other than video chat since my fiance and I have been long distance, but when Im drunk I can talk to anyone. It gives me a confidence I can never normally have. Because of my social anxiety and the fact that Ive been long distance for so long with my fiance, maybe there was a subconscious desire for physical contact, even if it was with this girl I dont like. So I think I should stop drinking before something worse happens, but I dont think I can go to AA meetings because I drink less in a year than most of those people would drink in a week.

Also, I remembered back in college I would sleep at my fiancee's dorm and she had two roommates that slept all in the same room. often we would get up and have full conversations and the next morning neither of us remember. I have woken up in the middle of the night making out with my fiancee, but go back to bed realizing that she isn't kissing me back.

Ive apologized to my friend, but am terrified to tell my fiance. But I have to tell her because I cant live with this bottled up and trust is such an important thing with us. This is so bewildering and I dont know what to do.
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replied May 20th, 2013
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You might do well to focus on things you can control. Such as limiting yourself to a certain number of drinks in social situations.

The blackouts are a definite red flag. If they continue and you feel unable to stop them, I'd encourage you to talk to a counselor or other healthcare professional.

You might also seek ways to improve your social skills that do not involve alcohol. This could include joining clubs with like-minded individuals, playing on sports teams, and nurturing positive social support groups like friends and family.

All of these kinds of things can help you be more comfortable with who you are. You can improve your self-confidence and social skills without needing alcohol.
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replied May 20th, 2013
You're missing my main concern that i sleep walk raped this girl. I can easily never drink again so what do i do about this?
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replied May 20th, 2013
I mean I was sober enough to remember waking up on the floor, so i was no longer blacked out. I know it's not exactly the same, but think about when people sleepwalk and urinate in random places that aren't the toilet. In their dream they think they're peeing in the toilet, but in real life it's the tv or something. I've done this within the last 6 months, but i just stood up and peed on the bed. Could it be that the same sort of thing happened where I was dreaming about this fictional character, but in real life it was my friends girlfriend? I mean people don't realize that they're in the wrong room when they pee, so I think that i didn't realize that not only was it the wrong person, but i also overlooked that my friend was right there. from what i remember from my dream it was just me and the fictional character that i imagined to look nothing like the girlfriend.
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replied December 31st, 2013
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Hey, what happened after this episode? Did your friend get mad? The girlfriend? I also have alcohol induced sleep issues, well only 2 so far but I tried to climb out of the window last night. I guess the only way to ensure it doesn't happen is not to drink, and it helps having a partner who is aware of the issues and willing to look after you. It doesn't mean you are a bad person but you need to understand why it happens. I think if you understand it might help when you're actually having the episodes too.
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