How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System

How long alcohol stays in your urine or system can be a big concern to some people for many reasons. If you have a required urine test for drugs in your job or if you need to take a test as part of a job interview you may be concerned about the amount of required time needed for alcohol to leave your system and show no trace in your urine. You could also have had a nights drinking and want to ensure that you have no alcohol in your system before you drive.

When consuming it enters your system extremely quickly, within seconds it will enter your blood stream and leave your system in a number of ways. It will leave the system through urine, leaving the lungs while breathing and also sweating. Alcohol needs to be absorbed and processed through your body before it leaves your system.

Harmful Effects

Alcohol consumed reaches stomach within 5 minutes. 20% of the drink stays here and is capable of depleting protective mucus in stomach. 80% of the remaining drink reaches small intestine and disrupts the rate of metabolism. This causes under nourishment in alcohol addicts. Moderate drinking provides healthy arteries and expels HDL cholesterol from the body. Excessive drinking increases the blood pressure and damages the blood vessels.

The Way Your Body Absorbs It

After around 30 seconds of consuming, it will enter your blood stream. It enters the stomach after around five minutes of consumption, and a small amount remains in the stomach. This remaining amount is then consumed and expelled by the body through breathing and sweating. After twenty minutes 90% of the drinking consumed will have reached the small intestine, pancreas and then on to the Liver where it will be metabolized. The alcohol is very quickly absorbed by the body, but it takes much longer to expel it from the body.

How Long Will It Stay In Your System

Alcohol is metabolized before it is expelled from the body, BAC or Blood alcohol concentration is used to measure the rate of how long it takes to be broken down. It is metabolized at 0.015 of BAC per hour.  So if you have a blood concentration level of 0.030 it will take 2 hours to expel the alcoholic drinking from your body (0.030 divided by 0.015 = 2). You should also note that BAC will keep rising for a few hours after your initial consumption of drinking but you should use the metabolization rate of 0.015 per hour when doing your calculations. The rate in which this drinking is metabolized is the same for everyone and does not vary with size and weight. You should remember that even if you don’t feel the effect of the consumption, it will remain in your body for many hours.

How Long It Stays In Your Urine

A urine test for alcohol cannot test how much it was actually consumed or ingested by the body in total. Some tests can detect that the drinking has been consumed and metabolized by the body up to as long as 70 to 90 hours after it has been metabolized by the body. Alcohol is on average still present in the urine 24 hours after consumption, testing the urine is not reliable to determine how much has been consumed. Other factors will affect the length of time taken to expel it through urine, if you drink on a full stomach, the absorption rate of the drinking will be slower and it will take longer for it to be expelled via urine. If you have consumed fructose it will increase your rate of metabolism and will mean that the alcohol will be processed through the urine at a faster rate. Other Factors will slow down the metabolism Aspirin is known to slow down metabolism of alcohol and it will then take longer to process through urine.

More FAQs on Beware Alcohol Addicts

List of Q&A you can learn as below:

Q: Can i drink when taking celebrex?

A: When taking celebrex for arthritis, the gastrointestinal problems are less when compared to any other medication. But if you drink it when you are in the habit of taking celebrex, it may lead to gastro intestinal bleeding. Alcohol has the ability to create a liver damage. Celebrex gets metabolized in the liver in your body. So if you drink too much then this may lead to problems in metabolism of celebrex. Be careful. If it is very minimal, it should not be a problem.

Q: Ranitidine symptoms when taken with it?

A: When you take ranitidine, commonly known as zantac, you aim at suppressing hyperacidity. Zantac is an acid inhibiting agent and hence works towards bringing the acidic level within your body. If you take too much this drinking while you take zantac, since it has the ability to increase the acidic level in your body, the effects of alcohol intake and zantac intake nullify each other. You may also feel discomfort due to this nullification process.

Q: How to emulsify oil and alcohol?

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Q: How late bars serve alcohol?

A: Late bars serve alcohol only till maximum of 2 am in the morning. This is very strict rule in USA. The timing exactly depends on your state and the blue laws defined there.

Q: Alcohol abuse what state has the highest rate of alcoholism?

A: According to the reports of SAMHA in 2002-2003, the state of North Dakota has the highest alcohol dependency rate of over 10%. Specifically, this is pronounced among people who are 12+ years of age.

Q: Can you drink when taking sertraline?

A: Sertraline is an anti depressant. Alcohol as such is a depressant. So, when you take sertraline, you are aiming at reducing the depression problems that you might currently have. But if you take alcohol, then that nullifies the whole purpose of taking sertraline.