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Eureka, CA
A 37-year-old female asked:

How long does alcohol stay in ur system?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
It depends: it depends on how fast your body metabolizes it and how much you have ingested. usually men metabolize it faster than woman. It usually takes 1-2 hours for each drink to get metabolized.

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Henderson, KY
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How long does the alcohol in nyquil stay in your system?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
1 oz /hr: The average-size body breaks down slightly more than an oz of alcohol per hour on the average with some variations. Women should use the 1/2 oz thumb of rule.
Mobile, AL
A 38-year-old male asked:

How long alcohol stay in your system?

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Dr. Cornelius Dooley
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Depends: This depends on how much you drink and the period of time over which you drink it; also, it correlates with sex (males metabolize better than females); how much you've eaten; food delays the absorption of alcohol; it depends on your tolerance: if you drink regularly in a moderate fashion, you will metabolize alcohol more efficiently;.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Does alcohol make cocaine stay in your system longer?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Dangerous combo.: Combining alcohol with Cocaine creates cocaethylene which adds further to the effects of either drug alone. Sometimes what is done to your brain is more relevant than how long the drug stays in your system. Be warned this is dangerous. Be safe.
A 31-year-old member asked:

On average, how long will alcohol stay in your system?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Rule of thumb: This is a surprisingly complicated question, as it turns out, in terms of physiology. To make a long story short, the rule of thumb is that it takes about one hour for the average person to clear one "standard drink" (about 1/2 an ounce of ethanol). This equates to 12 ounces of beer (3.2%), 5 ounces of wine and 1.5 ounces of whiskey.
A female asked:

How long does alcohol stay in your bloodstream?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol is metabolized at 20 mg per deciliter per hour. Legal intoxication is 80 mg/dl. So it would take about 4 hours to get the alcohol out of your system.

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Last updated Oct 26, 2016


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