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How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System
How long does alcohol stay in your system? Does how much you consume mean it's in your system longer? Vice versa ?
Depends on test: If only blood alcohol levels are checked, those are usually normal at about 12 hours after last drink, sooner if amount imbibed is small. Urine test for etg may be positive for 5 day after drinking. In a chronic drinker CDT test may be positive for 2 weeks. See this site for rate of alcohol clearance from blood: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1940231 ...Read more
Alcohol in body: It depends on genetic predisposition. Some people has enormous amount of enzymes to digest alcohol rapidly and not get drunk with +++ beers while other cannot tolerate more than 2b due to lack of that enzyme, leading to very slow elimination of alcohol from the body. Women have half of men's enzyme to digest alcohol. ...Read more
Generally an : Hour for every drink you drink. So if you don't have the time to wait in a safe place after drinking or use dd.The etg test can still be positive 3-5 days after intake because it tests for longer acting metabolites. Be really careful, if you are trying to stay a step ahead of the law. Testing gets better quickly. A woman should only drink 1 drink/day, and only if your apo e is not a 3/4 or 4/4. ...Read more
See below: This would be the equivalent of six standard drinks in 160-165 lb man ( more in a heavier man and less in a female of the same weight ) not allowing for the breakdown of any alcohol which is typically one drink every 60-90 mins. If no tolerance, one is quite intoxicated. Dwi is at 80.0, aggravated dwi at 180. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None - same thing: Ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, is the chemical name for "beverage alcohol," to distinguish it from other alcohols, like wood alcohol (methanol or methyl alcohol) and rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). There is a slight difference between the blood alcohol level and the serum alcohol level (about 10%), but they are almost the same thing too. ...Read more
Depends: Your metabolism, length of time between and since last drink, if you consume food at the same time, and the type of drink may all affect blood alcohol level. 1 beer=a 6 oz glass of wine=1shot. Many mixed drinks have more than 1 shot. On average 2-3 shots or equivalent within 2-3hrs would put you over the legal limit to drive ...Read more
Liver impairment: Your liver is responsible for a huge number of jobs in the body, to include taking care of drugs & toxins (including alcohol). If liver impaired, diseased, or damaged, its ability to break down alcohol will be less. Alcohol dehydrogenase & rarely other enzymes can be missing or in short supply. Any of these would mean alcohol cannot be metabolized fully or at all & bal goes up and could be lethal. ...Read more
It goes up the more: you drink. Depending on gender and to some extent size, it goes up about 200 mg% (0.02) with each drink, also dependent on how quickly you drink, and whether it is on an empty stomach, as well as individual tolerance. About 4 drinks within one hour will result in a BAC of 80mg% (or 0.08 gms%). This can be higher in some people, especially if drinks are "chugged" - one after the other rapidly. ...Read more
DANGEROUS MIX!!: The blood alcohol level will not increase with the combination of alcohol and valium but the sedative effects of each will increase and therein lies the danger. So you can definitely worsen the impairment especially with driving etc. The bac will not increase but the problems will including the possibility of death. Do not do this! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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