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How long will 1 8oz 5% alcohol drink stay in my system?

How long will 1 8oz 5% alcohol drink stay in my system?

Alcohol: It all depends on your liver's health. But, eight ounces is a large drink or a large amount to drink in one setting. You will test positive by urine for at least one week. Blood tests will be longer and hair tests will be permanent. ...Read more

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Which alcohol drink contains most sugar?

Which alcohol drink contains most sugar?

The mixer: Alcohol is 7 calories/gram, so the one with the most alcohol has the most calories -- however, they are not sugar. That is found in the mixer, such as soft drinks, fruit juice and the like -- plus all the food you consume while you're drinking. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause fainting?

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Yes: Excessive alcohol can cause a myriad of symptoms, and unsteadiness and loss of consciousness is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Are people considering lowering alcohol drinking age to 18?

Are people considering lowering alcohol drinking age to 18?

No: Officially not in the usa, but there are apparently exceptions: http://www2.Potsdam.Edu/hansondj/legaldrinkingage.Html in other parts of the world, the legal drinking age may be 18 or younger. ...Read more

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When you become abstinent from years of alcohol drinking do you unrepress your emotions?

When you become abstinent from years of alcohol drinking do you unrepress your emotions?

Not necessarily: But it wont happen without stopping the alcohol and there are other health benefits as well. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a 14 year old about 5'7" and 130 pounds drinking 6 shots of 40% alcohol drinks?

What are the effects of a 14 year old about 5'7" and 130 pounds drinking 6 shots of 40% alcohol drinks?

Confusing question: The expected effect will be drunkenness. Depending on how fast the ingestion occurs, the kid could enter an alcohol induced stupor and quit breathing (if rapid) or just be drunk for many hours if not. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause erection problems?

Can excessive alcohol drinking cause erection problems?

Yes!!: Oh yes, on many levels. I've never met an alcoholic with a good sex life. Ever. ...Read more

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I'm taking amiodarone with alcohol drinking?Is it okay?

Careful: Amiodarone can be toxic to the liver, as can alcohol. It is not a good mix. Further, amiodarone may be prescribed for atrial fibrillation, where alcohol may lead to atrial fibrillation; working against each other, so to say. ...Read more

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Could heavy alcohol drinking cause you to become epileptic?

Could heavy alcohol drinking cause you to become epileptic?

Withdrawal : Alcohol withdrawal causes seizures but does not preclude you will develop epilepsy , it could however cause the kindling phenomenon which can cause more severe withdrawal and subsequent seizures. ...Read more

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