Over the next several blog entries, we will discuss how alcohol affects
driving, how alcohol is distrubuted throughout a person's body, and
how law enforcement analyzes a person's blood alcohol concentration.
As we all know, alcohol is a depressant. Alcohol, once consumed, it is
absorbed into the body and will be circulated to different organs through
the blood stream. Alcohol is distributed and circulates throughout the
body until it is finally metabolized or excreted.
The body can absorb alcohol through the skin, lungs, or GI tract. In most
cases, a person ingests alcohol. The alcohol travels through the entire
length of the GI tract--from mouth to rectum. Once the alcohol is in in
the GI tract, alcohol will then "diffuse through membranes of the
GI tract" or the small intestine. It is at the small intestine where
most drugs, nutrients, and alcohol is absorbed into the blood stream.
Stay tuned as you learn more than you ever wanted to know about the digestive
process of alcohol. If you have been charged with
contact a Plano DWI lawyer.