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Blood Alcohol Content Effects

BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT
You may be drunker than you think. It doesn’t take many drinks to impair your abilities and risk your health.

Here we illustrate the various impacts of a 170 lbs. Man consuming one drink every twenty minutes. To approximate for a Woman, add one drink to her actual consumption (e.g. 5 female drinks consumed = 6 on the chart below).

Effects at Different Levels


0.000%
1
0.030%-
2
0.060% 3
4
0.090%
5
0.120% 6
7
0.150%
8
0.180% 9
10
0.210%
0.240% 12
14
16
0.320%
0.350%
0.380%
0.410%

Physical and Mental Impairments

Thought
. Judgment
. Coordination
. Concentration

-Reflexes Impaired
-Reasoning
-Depth Perception
-Distance Acuity
-Peripheral Vision
-Glare Recovery

- Reaction Time
- Gross Motor Control
- Staggering
- Slurred Speech

. Severe Motor Impairment
. Loss of Consciousness
. Memory Blackout

. Stupor
. Lose Understanding
. Impaired Sensations

. Bladder Function
. Breathing
. Heart Rate

. Death
. Heart Rate

. Unconsciousness
. Breathing

R.I.P.

Changes in Feelings And Personality

. Relaxation
. Sense of Well-being
. Loss of Inhibition
. Lowered Alertness
Joyous

-Blunted Feelings
-Disinhibition
-Extroversion
-Impaired Sexual Pleasure

- Over-Expression
- Emotional Swings
- Angry or Sad
- Boisterous

Severe Depression
. Unconsciousness
. Death Possible

Effects on Driving:
Declines in....

0.03%
. Movement tracking
. Ability to multi task

0.07%
-Coordination
-Difficulty steering
-Reaction

0.09%
-Concentration
- Short-term memory
- Speed control
- Info processing
- Impaired perception

0.13%
0.15%
- Staying in lanes
- Braking property
- Vehicle control

Legend:
Blood Alcohol Content Value
Multiple Times increased risk of lity over driving sober


Alcohol Equivalence

5% Alcohol =
12 fl. oz. of
Regular Beer

7% Alcohol =
8-9 fl. oz. of
Malt Liquour

12% Alcohol =
5 fl. oz. of
table wine

40% Alcohol =
1.5 fl shot of
80-proof spirits

How many drinks are in common containers?
Below is the approximate number of standard drinks in different sized containers of

regular beer malt liquor table wine 80-proof spirits
l2 fl oz=1 12 fl oz = 1 1/2 750 ml (a regular a shot (1.5 oz glass/50 ml bottle) = 1
l6 fl oz=1 1/3 l6 fl oz = 2 wine bottle)=5 a mixed drink or cocktail = 1 or more
22 fl oz=2 22 fl oz=2 1/2 200 ml (a “half pint) = 4 1/2
40 fl oz=3 1/3 40 fl oz=4 1/2 375 ml (a "pint" or "half bottle) = 8 1/2
750 ml (a "fifth") = 17


The examples shown on this page serve as a starting point for comparison. For different types of beer, wine, or malt liquor, the alcohol content can vary greatly. Some differences are smaller than you might expect, however. Many light beers, for example, have almost as much alcohol as regular beer—about 85% as much, or 4.2% versus 5.0% alcohol by volume (alc/vol), on average.

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Blood Alcohol Content Effects

shared by sober on Nov 15, 2011 in Health

Blood Alcohol Content Effects

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