Alcohol is not body-friendly
When you drink, you might feel relaxed, confident, and fun to be around. These pleasurable effects cant make it easy for you to push aside the negative consequences of drinking, such as:
In this infographic, we outline how alcohol travels through the body from the first sip to the moment of elimination. Explore it to learn more about how alcohol works in the body. At the end, feel free to send us your questions and feedback. We value the comments of our readers and do our best to answer all legitimate inquiries personally and promptly.
How does alcohol work in the body?
1. First, you drink alcohol.
6. Alcohol is broken down and undergoes metabolism in the liver before it can leave the body. About 92-98% of alcohol is broken down and metabolized here.
Alcohol metabolism is important!
Q: At which rate is alcohol metabolized?
The rates of absorption, metabolization, and elimination are highly individual and depend on the drinker’s age, body mass, gender, physical health, level of hydration, whether you’ve eaten or not, and whether you are taking medications or illicit drugs along with alcohol.
Still wondering about how alcohol works in your body? If you have any questions about the way alcohol works and travels through the human body, please feel free to post them in the designated section at the end of the page. We try to provide a personal and prompt response to all legitimate inquiries.
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Reference Sources: Addiction Blog: How Does Alcohol Work?
NIAAA: Exploring Alcohol’s Effects on Liver Function – State of California: Stop Teen DUI campaign – The short and long term effects of alcohol
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My name is Alex. I got mixed up with drugs and alcohol most of my adult life. I came out the other side. Here sharing my testimonial and helping others become sober. Now living clean and living life to the fullest.