All About Alcohol in the Body

Alcohol in the Body

The effects of alcohol are not just limited to blurry vision, slurred speech, and hangovers. This section covers the many effects alcohol can have on your body. Read more...

Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol Poisoning occurs in different ways. It can be accidental as when a child consumes household products containing alcohol. However, the most common form of alcohol poisoning is drinking too much too quickly. Read more...

Binge Drinking

"Binge drinking", "heavy drinking", "extreme drinking", and "benders" all refer to different forms of excessive alcohol consumption. Exact definitions are without consensus across different countries and cultures. Notably, heavy drinkers define "binge drinking" more liberally than do light drinkers. In the US, the rapid downing of 5 or more drinks by a man and 4 by a woman constitutes a "binge". Read more...

Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism is both a disease and an addiction marked by a persistent use of alcohol despite the negative consequences to the drinker’s family, health, social and legal affairs. The risk of developing alcoholism can run in families. Read more...

Alcohol & You

There are many important individual factors and circumstances that affect your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels. Only a precision breath alcohol tester like LifeGuard can take all these variables into account by measuring BAC directly from your breath. Read more...

BAC Management

After alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream it leaves the body in two ways. A total of about ten percent leaves through the breath, perspiration, and urine. The remainder is broken down through the process known as metabolism. Read more...

Myths about Drinking

Is beer less intoxicating than other alcoholic beverages? Does drinking a lot of beer result in a "beer belly"? Will eating a big meal before drinking keep you sober? We answer these and many more myths about drinking. Read more...