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BAC: What’s It All About?. BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION depends on: Weight Gender How much you drank. How do you know how much you drank? We have to define “one drink”. “One Drink”. Blood Alcohol Levels: So What? (8). BAL = 0.03 to 0.07 (Euphoria and excitement) Self-confident/daring

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bac what s it all about
BAC: What’s It All About?

BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION depends on:

  • Weight
  • Gender
  • How much you drank.
    • How do you know how much you drank?
    • We have to define “one drink”
blood alcohol levels so what 8
Blood Alcohol Levels: So What?(8)
  • BAL = 0.03 to 0.07
  • (Euphoria and excitement)
      • Self-confident/daring
      • Short attention span
      • Poor judgment
      • Fine motor skills impaired
blood alcohol levels 8
Blood Alcohol Levels(8)
  • BAL = 0.08-.17
  • (Legally drunk and losing control)
      • Sleepy
      • Memory loss
      • Reaction time decreased
      • Uncoordinated/loss of balance
      • Blurry vision and impaired senses
blood alcohol levels 81
Blood Alcohol Levels(8)
  • BAL = 0.18 to 0.24
  • (Confusion and Misery)
      • Confused/dizzy
      • Highly emotional
      • Cannot see/slurred speech
      • Uncoordinated/sleepy
      • May not feel pain as easily
blood alcohol levels 82
Blood Alcohol Levels(8)
  • BAL = 0.25 to 0.40 (Stupor)
      • Can barely move at all
      • Cannot respond to stimuli
      • Cannot stand or walk
      • Vomiting
      • Lapse in and out of consciousness
blood alcohol levels 83
Blood Alcohol Levels(8)
  • BAL = 0.35 to 0.50 (Coma)
      • Unconscious
      • Reflexes depressed
      • Decreased body temperature
      • Decreased breathing rate
      • Decreased heart rate
      • Could die
blood alcohol levels 84
Blood Alcohol Levels(8)
  • BAL = Greater than 0.50 (Death)
      • Breathing stops
      • That says it all!
driving limits 6
Driving Limits(6)
  • The legal limit is .08
  • The legal limit for teens is .01! Teens cannot legally drink at all according to the law.