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How Is Alcohol Distributed Throughout My Body?

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 blood stream.

Stay tuned. If you have been charged with DWI, contact a Plano DWI lawyer.

Categories: DUI, DWI