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how long does alcohol stay in our body?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
One ounce/one hour: Alcohol is usually metabolized (removed from your body) at about an ouce an hour. An ounce is the amount of alcohol in one 12 oz beer, one 4 oz glass of wine or one shot of liquor (approx.). Women metabolize it a bit more slowly than men. Drinking slowly and eating can keep you from becoming intoxicated. It is rec. That women not drink more than one oz. Per day and men not more than 2 oz. Per day.
Dr. Patrice Taylor
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: Smetimes on your age and weight, frequently longer in females, depends on your medical history esp length of time drinking or co existing kidney or liver disease and of course genetics.

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