As we have noted, there are myriad of things that can affect alcohol absorption
rate in a person's body. We can spend weeks detailing what can and
cannot affect absorption rate. However, absorption rate is not the final
product--rather, in order to affect driving, the alcohol must be distributed
throughout the body (including the brain).
Once alcohol is absorbed, the liver begins to metabolize it and the liver
will begin to oxidize the alcohol. Metabolism is, of course, the process
used by the body to convert food and drink into compounds that the body
can use. Oxidation is part of the metabolism process. When the liver oxidizes
alcohol, the liver is removing the toxins in the alcohol from the blood.
This will prevent the alcohol from gathering in one place and destroying organs.
Remember, the liver can only metabolise (oxidize) a limited amount per
hour. The more alcohol ingested into the body, the less the less the liver
can oxidize the alcohol and more alcohol gets sent into a person's
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