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One drink may be more than you think

On Behalf of | Apr 7, 2022 | DUI Defense | 0 comments

Whether you are going out to celebrate or cope with your latest exam, it can be challenging to keep track of how many drinks you can have while staying under the legal limit. It can be incredibly challenging since everyone metabolizes alcohol differently.

You may have seen the diagrams for calculating how much of different drinks counts as “one,” but determining how much it will impact you could be a different story. While your friend may be able to have several drinks without any noticeable effect, you may start feeling tipsy after just one.

Here’s what you should know about counting drinks and estimating when you have had too much.

The pourer has the power

The amount of alcohol in your drink depends on both the type of drink you are having and the person who pours it. You may have one person pour you a drink who wants a bottle of liquor to last all night, while the next person is much more generous.

When you consume mixed drinks, it can be nearly impossible to rely on the number of drinks since the person pouring significantly impacts what you end up consuming.

Knowing your limits

Many factors go into how you will metabolize alcohol, including:

  • Weight and body fat
  • Previous meals
  • How often you drink

Additionally, the social situation could make it difficult to track how much you have had and the impact alcohol has on your body.

Drunk driving charges can have a devastating impact on your life. When going out for drinks, it is essential to plan for a sober ride home.