KNOW YOUR BAC
Basically, a BAC is your level of intoxication. It is usually expressed in a percentage of your total blood volume. Your BAC rises when you take in alcohol quicker than your body can remove it. As your BAC rises, impairment becomes more evident (poor decision making, emotional responses, reflexes, motor coordination, and balance). At high levels, the involuntary function (breathing, reaction, etc.) of your body can be impacted leading to passing out, blacking out or even an overdose (dying).
It is important to remember that SEVERAL factors influence your BAC, including:
- Rate of Drinking
- Other Rx or non-Rx medications
To calculate your BAC, please see: http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/ToolsResources/CalculatorsMain.asp