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BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL BAL MONITORING The amount of alcohol in your blood stream is referred to as Blood Alcohol Level BAL It is recorded in milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or milligrams percent For example a BAL of 10 means that 110 of 1 percent or 11000 of your total blood content is alcohol When you drink alcohol it goes directly from the stomach into the blood stream This is why you typically feel the effects of alcohol quite quickly especially if you havent eaten for a while BAL depends on 1 Amount of blood which will increase with weight and 2 The amount of alcohol you consume over time the faster you drink the higher your BAL as the liver can only handle about a drink per hour--the rest builds up in your blood stream Understanding the effects of a rising BAL can be very useful in controlling drinking Below are the consequences of various Blood Alcohol Levelsfrom a book by William R Miller and Ricardo F Munoz called How to Control your Drinkling A Practical Guide to Responsible Drinking 1982 02 MELLOW FEELING SLIGHT BODY WARMTH LESS INHIBITED 05 NOTICEABLE RELAXATION LESS ALERT LESS SELF- FOCUSED COORDINATION IMPAIRMENT BEGINS 08 DRUNK DRIVING LIMIT DEFINITE IMPAIRMENT IN COORDINATION AND JUDGMENT 10 NOISY POSSIBLE EMBARRASSING BEHAVIOR MOOD SWINGS REDUCTION IN REACTION TIME 15 IMPAIRED BALANCE AND MOVEMENT CLEARLY DRUNK 30 MANY PASS OUT 40 MOST PASS OUT SOME DIE 50 BREATHING STOPS MANY DIE As can be seen the most reliably pleasurable effects of alcohol occur when BAL rises to about 03-05 Alcohol researchers have discovered that low levels of alcohol have a specific effect on thinking alcohol results in a reduction of self- monitoring Hull Reilly 1986 What this means is that small quantities of alcohol enable you
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