Friday, April 17, 2009

Are you as Smart As A Substance Abuse Professional? BAC

Question: How much does a standard drink raise you blood alcohol level per hour?


A .20

B .02

C .08

D. 1.0

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This is article #35 in a series on Are You As Smart As A Substance Abuse Professional?

1 comment:

David G. Markham said...

Correct answer: .02

A standard drink is 12 oz. of beer, 5 oz. of wine, 1.5 oz of liquor. One drink will raise the BAC .02 per hour. So 4 drinks in an hour would raise the BAC to .08. The body metabolizes alcohol at the rate of .02 per hour. So a person could drink one beer or glass of wine per hour and not raise their BAC beyond .02. There are some factors which may influence the above information such as the level of body dehydration, the presence of food in the stomach, the presence of other medications, etc.