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Does my blood alcohol concentration rise after I stop drinking?


The human body is a highly complicated system. In fact, that system is so complicated that Wisconsin residents often rely on medical experts to help them understand when problems develop with their health. Because human bodies can react and respond in unexpected ways, many individuals fail to understand how certain substances may affect their physical and cognitive conditions.

One substance that can impact the functionality of a Wisconsin resident's body is alcohol. According to the

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a standard beer, a 5 ounce pour of wine and a shot of spirits are all considered a single drink and sufficient to begin to impact a person's body. Most people understand that alcohol can cause intoxication. Not everyone understands what alcohol can do once it is in the body.

Alcohol can affect individuals in different ways. The size of a person, whether he has eaten anything, whether he is on medications and how quickly he consumed his alcoholic beverage can all influence how quickly his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) will rise. Other factors can also influence the rate at which a person can become drunk.

It is therefore possible that a person's BAC can rise even after he has stopped drinking. His BAC may rise over the legal limit for driving while he is on the road and his impairment may increase even if some time has passed since his last beverage. Once a person's BAC rises and goes over the legal limit he may find himself facing DUI charges for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Alcohol affects the human body in different ways. While every person is different, BAC levels can change even after a person stops imbibing. Please note that this post is provided for informational purposes only. Its content should not be relied upon as legal or medical advice.

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