Factors that Affect Alcohol Tolerance

Because everyone is different, we all have different alcohol tolerance levels. However, before you decide to go out and enjoy drinks with your friends, it is important to realize the factors that can affect your alcohol tolerance so that you can estimate how much you can safely consume. Sometimes, though, you may feel like you have a higher tolerance than you actually do, leading you to drink and drive.

If you or someone you know has been charged with driving while intoxicated, contact a Dallas DWI attorney from the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007 for a free case evaluation.

What Qualifies as One Drink?

The general rule of thumb is that your body can process one drink per hour. However, with some restaurants and bars making larger or stronger drinks than others, it can be tricky to pinpoint exactly what qualifies as one drink. This can vary based on the alcohol content of the drink. Typically, each of these counts as one standard drink:

  • One 12 oz. beer
  • 5 oz. of wine (a small glass, not a full goblet)
  • 1.5 oz. of hard liquor (one shot)

What Can Affect My Tolerance Level?

There are several things that can affect your alcohol tolerance level, including:

  • Gender
  • Body fat percentage
  • Weight
  • Genetics

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Sometimes, you can make the mistake of drinking a little too much, impairing your ability to drive. If you have been ticketed for driving with a blood alcohol concentration above .08, you should contact a Dallas DWI lawyer from the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.


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