When The Turn Up from Drinking Too Much Alcohol Gets Real

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October 30, 2015

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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?
(.08 is the legal limit before you’re considered drunk)

TIP: Never drink on an empty stomach. And when you feel yourself slurring, even just a little, it’s time to put the alcohol down.

BAC (%) Behavior Impairment
0.01–0.029
  • Average individual appears
    normal
  • Subtle effects that can be
    detected with special tests
0.03–0.059
  • Mild euphoria
  • Sense of well-being
  • Relaxation
  • Talkativeness
  • Joyous
  • Decreased inhibition
  • Alertness
  • Judgment
  • Coordination
  • Concentration
0.06–0.10
  • Blunted Feelings
  • Disinhibition
  • Extroversion
  • Impaired Sexual Pleasures
  • Reflexes
  • Reasoning
  • Depth Perception
  • Distance Acuity
  • Peripheral Vision
  • Glare Recovery
0.11–0.20
  • Over-Expression
  • Emotional Swings
  • Anger or Sadness
  • Boisterous
  • Reaction Time
  • Gross Motor Control
  • Staggering
  • Slurred Speech
0.21–0.29
  • Stupor
  • Loss of Understanding
  • Impaired Sensations
  • Severe Motor Impairment
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Memory Blackout
0.30–0.39
  • Severe Depression
  • Unconsciousness
  • Death Possible
  • Bladder Function
  • Breathing
  • Heart Rate
>0.40
  • Unconsciousness
  • Death
  • Breathing
  • Heart Rate
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