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From the TV series “Cheers”: COACH: How's a beer sound, Norm?
NORM: I dunno'. I usually finish them before they get a word in.

Timing between drinks

“The liver can only process about 2 teaspoons of alcohol per HOUR.”

Timing is extremely important – not just in hangover prevention, but in determining when you shouldn’t drive.

You should always drink alcoholic beverages very slowly to allow your body the time it requires to process the alcohol. The liver can only process about 2 teaspoons of alcohol per HOUR. So, it takes the average adult 5-6 hours to completely metabolize the quantity of alcohol contained in 4 ounces of whiskey, or three 12 oz. beers. This means that all those rapid drinking games (funnels, shot races, and so on) are out!

Drink at the right time. While to some, anytime is the right time to drink, drinking while you are fatigued, ill, or stressed can make the condition worse. Your body is already functioning poorly and can’t process the alcohol as well as it normally can. Drinking while taking certain medications can also intensify the effects of alcohol.

Time your drinks. You should know your approximate tolerance level for alcohol. Set a maximum number of drinks for the evening, and once you reach it drink only water.  Many people use the one drink per hour guideline, but everyone has different tolerance levels based on weight, height and other factors.

Always drink water between alcoholic beverages. 

Blood Alcohol Chart (BAC level) as defined by the DMV:  The following chart demonstrates the percent of alcohol in the blood in relation to body weight over time. ONE (1) drink is defined as 1 ounce of 100-proof liquor, one 4 ounce glass of wine, or one 10 ounce bottle of 5.7% beer.


Police Car

May be DUI

Police Car

.05 - .07%
Likely DUI


.08% and up
Definitely DUI

Blood Acohol Charts

For additional information and weight charts not listed, click here to visit the
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

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