How many drinks does it take to get to .05 Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)?


The answer to this question varies among individuals because there are many factors that affect Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) such as what you drink, how much you weigh, your gender, the state of your liver and even how fit you are.

As a general rule to stay under .05:

  • Men can consume two standard drinks in the first hour and one drink each following hour.
  • Women can consume only one standard drink in the first hour and then one drink each following hour.

One of the best ways that individuals can determine how they respond to alcohol is to use the coin-operated breath testers on licensed premises.

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