VARIATION IN BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION FOLLOWING THE LAST DRINK

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of three variables on defining the shape of the blood alcohol concentration curve following the last drink. These three variables are: (1) time period of alcohol consumption, (2) full or empty stomach, and (3) volume of alcohol consumed. These three variables would presumably sharply influence the shape of the blood alcohol concentration curve following alcohol consumption. The results suggest that regardless of variation in consumption time, volume consumed, or food consumption, the blood alcohol concentration plateau is reached rapidly following the last drink, and does not rise significantly.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Chiefs of Police

    11 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760
  • Authors:
    • GULLBERG, R G
  • Publication Date: 1982-9

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  • Accession Number: 00386757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 237
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM