Each person processes alcohol differently due to a wide range of factors—such as gender, weight, food intake, your tolerance, age, mood, and other medications you are taking. Read More
My brother is a heavy alcoholic. He has given himself alcohol poisoning and almost died in my lap. I'm trying to learn how to help him get rid of the alcohol addiction because I hope to become a psychiatrist someday. I want to study addiction, as well as other topics. Such as depression, happiness, law and crime, relationships, and therapy. I cant afford to college so I'm trying to learn online by myself by facts I can gather. He refuses to get help. But I'm hoping by me being his sister, I can do something to change that. Any advice or websites that I can get that will help me get more information on what I need to do would be greatly appreciated.. thank you..
That is a lot of variable. Trying to figure this out without alcohol to confuse you is difficult. How could you make a good decision if you already have a few drinks in you. If 2 drinks will get the average woman over a 0.08 than even half a beer would mess with her thinking. Even if you stop drinking if you have had a big meal your BAC could continue to climb for up to 6 hours.
It sounds to me like if you have had more than 1 beer for a woman or 2 beers for an average man you are in danger and should not drive because while you may legally be able to drive your head is just not thinking properly.
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David Sack, M.D. is board certified in Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and serves as CEO of Elements Behavioral Health and Promises Treatment Centers.
When and how should we open up to loved ones?