Does alcohol not start to leave your system until after the first hour of drinking?
- curtisports2Lv 710 months ago
In a normal-sized person, a shot (1.5 ounces) of 80-proof liquor, a 5 ounce glass of wine and a 12 oz 'normal' beer - not specifically made to have a high alcohol content - it takes one hour from the time the drink is consumed to metabolize the alcohol out of the blood stream.
- STEPHENLv 710 months ago
Alcohol "starts" to leave your system as soon as your liver starts processing it, which is as soon as it enters your bloodstream, which is a few seconds after you drink it.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Your system as we call it is measured in peak plasma levels. It starts coming in and starts going out at the same time. Aprox. 13ml/hour. Like a line at the DMV sometimes 500 people get stuck and take 9 hours to process, sometimes 3 people fly right through. If you eat a wine sauce with lets say 5 arbitrary units of alcohol, you'll have 4 AU in your blood in 20 mins and 0 in 2 hours. If you chug vodka and the max your body can process is 100 arbitrary units, you'll have 100 AU in your blood for the next 7 hours as it tries to take in and get out all of that.
In short, depends.
- Karen LLv 710 months ago
It starts to leave your system not long after it's first absorbed which is probably only a few minutes after you start drinking. After all, if it didn't metabolize there would be no effect from it. But it takes about an hour for your body to get rid of the alcohol from one drink.
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- ckngbbblsLv 710 months ago
it takes your liver 1 hour to completely metabolize 1 drink(i beer, 1 ounce of hard liquor, etc) and the process starts when you start drinking.