Tag: BAC

  • How much alcohol is too much drinking? Knowing your BAC can be key!

    There has been some research suggesting that training people to better estimate their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), can help reduce accidents and improve risk-taking while drinking among college students (see here and here respectively). I’m including a recent piece from one of our readers, telling us about her first over-21 drinking experience in Las-Vegas. I […]

  • Alcohol – Blackouts, Brownouts and how they affect your body

    Do you remember what you did last night? Have you ever not remembered what you did after drinking? Drinking alcohol affects the brain and can cause lasting damage including, but not limited to, slips in memory. These memory slips can be due to lack of blood flow to brain areas that are important for memory […]

  • About Addiction: DUI, Psychedelics, Smoke, and the Brain!

    You know it and love it – here is our weekly post about addiction research, news, and more interesting tidbits from the wonderful world of the internet. I guarantee you’ll know more about addiction, drugs, and the brain, after reading it! DUI because you think you’re sober? Check your BAC Science Daily– A study found that […]

  • About addiction: DUI, Alcohol Taxes, Underage Drinking, and Addiction treatment

    Back again, like so many Mondays before, to tell you all about addiction research, news, and more from around the world wide web. New York and Texas tough on DUI offenders Everything Addiction– If you find yourself convicted of a DUI in New York State, you’ll have to install one of those ignition interlocks that […]

  • Understanding Blood Alcohol Content (BAC levels)

    Contributing co-author: Andrew Chen Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is a measure of alcohol concentration in a person’s bloodstream. The more a person drinks, the higher their BAC and the more they experience alcohol-related impairments. The following table shows the behavioral, physical, and mental changes brought on by alcohol at various BAC levels: Progressive Effects of […]

  • College students and binge drinking

    Contributing co-author: Andrew Chen The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as any pattern of alcohol consumption that brings an individual’s BAC (blood alcohol content) above .08 (the legal limit in most states). This equates to approximately 4-5 drinks for a man or 3-4 drinks for a woman within a 2 hour […]

  • Cigarettes, smoking, and drinking alcohol – The connection that may help you quit smoking

    Contributing co-author: Andrew Chen It’s no secret that alcohol and cigarettes go hand in hand, but for most drinker-smokers, the reasons are probably a mystery. Does alcohol simply make people less able to control urges or is there something more direct about the connection between the two? Alcohol reduces control over cravings A recent field […]