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What Factors May Affect A Person's BAC Levels?

Posted by William Young | Apr 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Going hand in hand with my last post on how eating may affect your BAC, I decided it was important to provide some information on other factors that may influence BAC levels.

Several factors can affect a party's BAC levels when drinking. Some of the more popular include:

  • age – as age increases, the intoxicating effects of alcohol become more pronounced.
  • gender – women will generally reach a higher blood alcohol concentration if they drink at a similar rate to a male counterpart.
  • rate of consumption – the faster a person drinks alcohol means the quicker his/her BAC will rise.
  • weight – an increase in weight usually means that a person can drink more without a drastic rise in BAC levels.
  • stress – this can actually lower the rate of alcohol absorption into a person's body. This means a lower BAC. Thus, stress can actually have a lowering effect on a drinker's blood alcohol concentration level.

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William Young

Idaho Criminal Defense and Trial Attorney. I was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in May, 2014, and for the next 4.5 years I practiced as part of Peterson Lawyers with the father-daughter tandem of Chuck Peterson and Courtney Peterson. They were great mentors to me and I still consider them among...


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