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 Subject: blood level alcohol Category: Health Asked by: knowitall22-ga List Price: \$5.00 Posted: 01 Apr 2006 12:15 PST Expires: 01 May 2006 13:15 PDT Question ID: 714396
 ```How much 80 proof liquor is required to reach .08% alcohol in the bloodstream? I am aware many variables are involved. Use body weight, elapsed time, etc. An approximation will do.```
 Subject: Re: blood level alcohol Answered By: cynthia-ga on 05 Apr 2006 19:29 PDT
 ```Hi knowitall22! Thanks for asking, this was interesting and fun! Using a standard measurement of 1.25oz (one shot) of 80% proof hard liquor, here's a close approximation of when different folks drinking hard liquor would reach .80% BAC: Male 100lbs and less = 2 drinks in one hour. Male over 100lbs, under 160lbs = 3 drinks in one hour. Male over 160lbs, under 220lbs = 4 drinks in one hour. Male over 220lbs = 5 drinks in one hour. Female 100lbs and less = 2 drinks in one hour. Female over 100lbs, under 140lbs = 3 drinks in one hour. Female over 140lbs = 4 drinks in one hour. Here's the chart I used: Washington State Liquor Control Board - BAC Chart http://www.liq.wa.gov/PriceBook/bac_page.asp Of course it's not this simple, here's a couple charts and links that will be fun to peruse: Blood Alcohol Content Calculator - The Police Notebook http://www.ou.edu/oupd/bac.htm This one is cool because it uses named drinks. Virginia Tech - Standard Drinks Chart (on the right) http://www.alcohol.vt.edu/Students/alcoholEffects/estimatingBAC/index.htm this one points out the different alcohol content of different types of hard liquor. And my personal favorite: CHEERS! Blood Alcohol Calculator http://www.elegantpie.com/cheers.html 'Nuff said! Hope this helps! ~~Cynthia Search strategy used at Google: liquor blood alcohol chart liquor blood alcohol chart "number of drinks" liquor blood alcohol chart calculator```
 ```Drink Size Percent Alcohol Amount of Alcohol can of beer 12 oz. X 5% = .6 oz. glass of wine 5 oz. X 12% = .6 oz. shot of liquor 1.5 oz. X 40% = .6 oz. Since it takes about one hour to burn off each drink, the greater the number of hours during which drinking has occurred the less alcohol is still left in the body. For example, if a healthy person takes no more than one drink an hour, alcohol will never accumulate in the body, no matter how long the person drinks. However, if a person takes two drinks an hour, alcohol will build up in the bloodstream. At the end of the first hour, one drink will have been burned off, but the other will still be in the bloodstream. If two drinks are taken in the next hour, one of them will be burned off and one will remain, leaving two drinks in the bloodstream. To figure out how many drinks there are in the bloodstream, just use the following formula: drinks consumed - hours = drinks left in the bloodstream. For instance, if a person has consumed six drinks in three hours, there will be three drinks left in the bloodstream (6-3=3). Body Weight The number of drinks, minus the number of hours spent drinking, determines how much alcohol is in the bloodstream. This amount, and a person's weight, determine the BAC. The rule about weight in BAC is: the bigger the body, the lower the BAC for any given amount of alcohol. The reason for this is that bigger people have more blood and other bodily fluids. The greater the amount of fluid, the smaller will be the percent of alcohol in the system. Estimating BAC Charts of tables have been prepared to help people figure out BAC from number of drinks, the number of hours, and the number of pounds. Since these charts may not be available when they are needed, simple rules of thumb have been developed to help people estimate BAC. People who are small in stature, and weigh less than 120 pounds, will generally become intoxicated with only three drinks in their systems, while people over 180 pounds can have as many as five drinks in their systems before becoming intoxicated, according to the law. For people of average weight (e.g., 140-180 pounds), four drinks in the system will produce a BAC of approximately .08% to .10%, i.e., intoxication. Since you know that alcohol leaves the body at one drink an hour, it is easy to figure out how many drinks are left in the system. A person who has consumed six drinks in two hours will have (six minus two) four drinks in the system. Lets try shot of liquor 1.5 oz. X 40% = .6 oz. so if you use 80 proff liquor it has %40 alcohol so For people of average weight (e.g., 140-180 pounds), four drinks in the system will produce a BAC of approximately .08% to .10% , i.e., intoxication. Since you know that alcohol leaves the body at one drink an hour, it is easy to figure out how many drinks are left in the system. A person who has consumed six drinks in two hours will have (six minus two) four drinks in the system. http://www.mmsp.org/alcohol/body.htm Hope this answer is ok for you.```
 ```six drinks ( shot of liquor 1.5 oz. X 40% = .6 oz.) (80 proof) in 2 hours to have alcohol in the bloodstream %8 to %10 on an average body (e.g., 140-180 pounds). the answer is aproximately 2 hours and six shots of liquor on an avarege body between 140 and 180 pounds. (1.5 oz. X 40% = .6 oz. (80 proof)```
 ```# The average person metabolizes alcohol at the rate of about one drink per hour. One drink =12 oz. Beer =5 oz. wine = 1.5 oz. shot of hard liquor. # Only time will sober a person up. Drinking strong coffee, exercise or a cold shower will not help. # Alcohol will not always affect a given individual the same way. The effects will be influenced by: * Mood. The effects will be greater if you are tired, upset, depressed, excited. * How fast you drink. Drinking quickly results in a higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and increased effects. Generally, if you sip a drink and do not have more than one drink per hour, the alcohol will not have a chance to build up in the bloodstream. * Weight. The same amount of alcohol has a greater effect on a lighter person than on a heavier person, because the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is higher in the lighter person. * Whether or not you have eaten. High protein foods (i.e. meats, cheeses) slow down the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, which means it will take longer to feel the effects of the alcohol if you have eaten recently or eat while you drink. * Gender. Women are affected more than men by the same quantity of alcohol due to the higher percentage of body fat. * Percent body fat. Body fat does not absorb alcohol; therefore someone in good physical condition can consume more than a larger person who is not in good shape. * Drug Use. Legal or illegal drugs can speed up the effects of alcohol and have an unpredictable outcome. * Strength of drink. Mixed liquor drinks can have different effects based on their composition: (i.e. straight, carbonated, or juice mixer). Carbonation speeds up the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream. pls check out these links also http://www.healthed.msu.edu/snc/basic.htm http://www.healthed.msu.edu/snc/bac.htm```
 ```demianunique-ga Your comment is an answer. Sorry I can't give you the \$ since you are not a GAR. The slow response was from internal GA glitches. Many thanks. knowitall22```