5. How Long Is Alcohol Detectable in Your System?

Blood Alcohol

Depending on the test used, alcohol can be detected in your system from six hours to 90 days after drinking. According to The Recovery Village, alcohol can be detected in your blood for up to 24 hours, in your urine for up to 80 hours, and in your hair follicles for up to 90 days. A breathalyzer can detect alcohol on your breath for 12 to 24 hours.

4. The Morning After

Alcohol Is Dehydrating

You may not give much thought to your ability to drive the morning after a night of partying. However, it is critical to take into consideration how many drinks you had the night before and how much time has passed since you consumed them. To avoid waking up with remnants of alcohol in your bloodstream, alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic beverages. Make sure to eat food throughout the evening, and keep moving rather than sitting in one place. Finally, have your last drink early enough in the evening that your body will be able to metabolize it before morning.

3. Risks Associated with Drunkenness

Alcohol’s Impact

Drunkenness carries many risks. There is the risk of drunk driving and injuring or killing yourself or others. Decreased inhibitions can lead to unsafe sex practices, resulting in sexually transmitted diseases, rape, or emotional regrets. Impaired judgment can lead to arguments, unsafe acts of bravado, and injury. Furthermore, the University of Rochester Medical Center asserts that binge drinkers have an increased risk of suicide, heart disease, liver disease, and alcohol poisoning. Signs of alcohol poisoning may include vomiting, seizures, irregular breathing, pale skin, low body temperature, and unconsciousness.

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