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Can you explain what it means to be above the legal limit for drinking?
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Dr. Ronald Holzman
Radiology
In brief: Blood alcohol level
If 18 or over, elevated is considered .
08 or greater (that is .08gm/dl or 80 mg/dl). If under 18, an elevated level can be considered as low as .02. Value must be evaluated in terms of dilution, (amount of alcohol per a specified volume of blood). This of course varies depending upon the proof of the beverage (proof is approximately 2x the ethanol (alcohol) percentage).

In brief: Blood alcohol level
If 18 or over, elevated is considered .
08 or greater (that is .08gm/dl or 80 mg/dl). If under 18, an elevated level can be considered as low as .02. Value must be evaluated in terms of dilution, (amount of alcohol per a specified volume of blood). This of course varies depending upon the proof of the beverage (proof is approximately 2x the ethanol (alcohol) percentage).
Dr. Ronald Holzman
Dr. Ronald Holzman
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: You're drunk!
If you do not drink regularly and therefore have developed a 'tolerance' to a higher blood alcohl level (which is clearly not a reason to commence a path to alcoholism, then being abov eth 'legal limit' generally means you're drunk.
Your judgement is impaired...Etc etc.

In brief: You're drunk!
If you do not drink regularly and therefore have developed a 'tolerance' to a higher blood alcohl level (which is clearly not a reason to commence a path to alcoholism, then being abov eth 'legal limit' generally means you're drunk.
Your judgement is impaired...Etc etc.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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