What is important to remember is that each alcoholic drink is in fact – alcohol. There are no “safer” forms of alcohol, regardless of whether you drink beer, wine or liquor. What matters in the end is how much pure alcohol you drink, not what you drink. Call Michael Engel if you have any legal problems related to alcohol.
What does ABV or ALC / VOL mean?
This is the content of alcohol in the drink (Alcohol by volume). Expressed as a percentage, so we can easily compare how much your drink contains alcohol. The higher the percentage, the more alcohol your drink has. Beer usually has about 5%, wine has 10-14% of alcohol, and vodka 40%.
What is a standard drink?
A standard drink is not what you would be served at the bar or you might drink at home. A standard drink is a parameter by which you can compare the amount of alcohol in different types of beverages contain. This is a useful way to keep track of how much you drink. The most common amount of alcohol used in a standard drink is 10 grams of pure alcohol.
Degradation of alcohol
The body has a unique way of processing or degrading alcohol to drink, eliminating its by-products.
When the alcohol reaches the stomach, it stimulates increased secretion of acid, as well as an enzyme ADH. The stomach degrades only part of the alcohol you drink, and most of it passes into the intestine and from there into the bloodstream, which then sends it to the liver. The liver is then responsible for the removal of up to 90% of the by-products resulting from alcohol consumption. The rest is excreted from the body through the breath, urine or sweat – and that is why it is often possible to sense when someone was drinking the night before.
How long does it take for the body to eliminate alcohol?
Liver takes about an hour to process and eliminate the alcohol of 10g. Nothing can speed up this process. If you drink more than 10 grams of alcohol per hour, it simply remains in the bloodstream, waiting their turn to enter the liver where it is processed and then eliminated.
Do all people have the same feeling after drinking alcohol?
No, the way you will feel after you’ve had a drink depends on many factors. First, of course, depends on how much you actually drink. Therefore, it is important to know how many drinks you had. Other factors are also important, such as how the general feeling (in terms of your mood or health status) or whether you’re eating. Another key difference is the fact that men and women tolerate alcohol differently.
What makes you think you’re drunk?
Alcohol is a substance that boosts the mood. It affects the nerves that carry messages through the body by slowing them down, and the more you drink the effect is stronger. Alcohol affects parts of the brain responsible for self-control, which is why people often become more alert after a drink.