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Alcohol Addiction: How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

by Ayesha Malik
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A party in the States without Alcoholic drinks just does not seem to be a party! Isn’t it? Apart from being considered a source of ultimate joy and celebration, Alcohol has its bad effects, which we all are quite aware of! Today in this article, I am going to bring forward facts and figures regarding how long does alcohol stay in your system once it has entered your bloodstream. So let’s get to it already!

Before beginning with the course of this blog post, let us find out why Alcohol has been categorized as one of the most dangerous drugs out there?

Is Alcohol REALLY harmful?

In America, about 28 percent of all the traffic fatalities occur because of worse Alcoholic consumption. Sometimes it happens such, you might be drinking more than you can realize, and such a condition turns your brain into a complete disaster! Every 100 grams of Alcohol contains 43 calories! Did you read it? 43 toxic calories being entered into your bloodstream! YOU NEED TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY! Now since you are well aware of how much harm alcohol can do to your body, let’s check out the total time until which this most common drug amongst students can stay in your body.

TIP ALERT: Ethyl is the most intoxicating component in Alcoholic drinks. If your drink does not involve fillers of Ethyl’ you can consider it less impactful than otherwise!

How long Does Alcohol Stay in your System?

The particular duration of time, for which Alcohol stays in your body varies from one body component to the other. It has been said that no doubt Alcohol does not directly get involved with the liver. Still, it casts the greatest effect upon this particular body part. And this happens when the liver starts breaking down Alcohol into components to dissolve it into the blood.

Well, as science advances, ‘ alcoholic suppressants have also been introduced, which can hang on the harmful effect this drug can cast upon its drinkers. Continuous use of such suppressants has been found to break down the chain of overwhelming cravings, that alcoholic consumers get. So, that is something we can call as a great therapy for alcoholism!

Before you go onto the main context, let me make you aware of this fact that; Alcohol’s duration of staying in the body depends upon multiple other factors. These include; your age, weight, sex, drinking habits, overall health condition as well as your drinking routine. Binge alcohol consumption might cause your body to get adapted to it and may affect it the least when it already has affected it the most! You got me, right? So now, let us be informed about the total time Alcohol enjoys and plays around in your body with your body components, and surprisingly’ this includes your HAIR too!

In your urine: Many times, in order to find out if the person has recently consumed Alcohol, medical workers prefer to perform a urine test. This is because Alcohol can stay in your urine from about 12-48 hours after you have consumed it. However, if you have consumed a lot of other drinks right after consuming alcohol, the chances are that you might end up urinating all the Alcohol consumed. The doctors won’t be able to find out the alcohol contaminants in your urine sample. This is highly unlikely! So, a urine test stands out to be the best for finding out if a person has consumed alcohol.

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your Blood?

Since the human liver can metabolize one standard drink of alcohol per hour, the complete metabolism gets completed in about 6 hours. Not even a trace of it can be found in your blood after it. That is the maximum duration for which Alcohol can stay in your blood. This is also one of the major reasons why blood tests are not preferred for judging a patient’s condition if he has consumed an alcoholic drink in the past 12 hours.

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your Breath?

If your friend starts behaving weirdly with slurred speech, in front of you, without wasting one single second, you should quickly perform a smell check upon their breath. This is because Alcohol stays in your breath for about 12-24 hours after you have consumed it. If you sleep for more than 10 hours right after you have consumed alcohol, the chances are that your breath might contain an unusual smell of Alcohol even two days after you have consumed it.

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your Hair?

Though this is a weird fact, Alcohol can also dwell in your hair. So if you do not want anyone to identify after you have consumed alcohol, make sure to get a hot water bath! 😉 Alcohol can stay in your hair for about more or less 90 days. However, your living circumstances can also highly determine this duration of time.

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your Saliva?

About 12-24 hours is the average normal amount of time, for which Alcohol stays in your Saliva. This also depends on several conditions, which involve your drinking habits and your professional routine. So if you are an office going person, make sure to use a good mouthwash before heading onto work; this will annoy your colleagues a lot since whatever you eat or drink, your mouth would not cooperate in behaving professionally!

This was all about the durations for which Alcohol can stay into your body components. But remember, your daily habits and routine are the game changer here!

Negative Effects of Alcohol

Just like everything else, Alcohol also has tons of negative effects. And these negative effects are not just directly related to yourself but other people around you too. So, be very cautious about the amount of alcohol you consume. Binge drinking will lead to much worse conditions that even you won’t be able to deal with it!

Some of the very significant drawbacks of consuming Alcohol are as follows:

  • Mental Breakdown
  • Lack of human coordination
  • Unclear speech
  • Too much confusion in understanding
  • Respiratory Depression and Breathing problems
  • Short term memory loss
  • Lack of concentration

Tips for Giving up on Alcohol Usage 😃

Over here, I have compiled some useful tips on giving up Alcohol Usage. However, it demands consistency and is not one work time. So be sure to set up a proper routine if you want to give up on this one of the most dangerous drugs and yet most common too! Considering what Alcohol does to your body, be sure of getting yourself adapted to these key factors.

A. Try consuming other exciting drinks. You might start liking some other flavors and do not even touch alcoholic drinks the next time.

B. Limit your alcohol consumption. If you are a binge drinker, consuming less day by day will lead to zero consumption. If you truly want to give up on alcohol usage, a great determination is the most important step while planning to adapt to this tip.

C. Change your company if all your friends are addicted to alcohol consumption. I know you won’t be able to take this step directly. Still, slowly and gradually, you can start staying off from the events that involve alcohol drinks in the feast. Though many people do not consider this factor, it is one of the most effective ways to give up alcohol usage.

Depression Treatment other than Alcohol Use

Many of the people consume Alcohol because they consider it a natural depression treatment. Trust me; there are many better alternatives available that you can use to cure your depression or any other mental illness. Some of them are as stated below’ Check them out!

  • Visiting a psychiatrist. Having regular counseling sessions.
  • Taking anti-depression medications.
  • Spending more time in activities that you like.
  • Making friends who listen to you and respond well to your discussions.
  • Trying to open up more in front of your trustworthy friend and family members.

If once you start considering these factors to cure your depression, you would not need any alcohol when you experience a mental breakdown the next time. I wish you the best of luck for your ‘No Alcohol Journey’!

CONCLUSION

So, this was all about the issues, how long does Alcohol stay in your system! I hope this would have been informative for you all. For any queries, be sure to drop down your comments in the box below. I would love to answer all your queries! And remember that life is precious! Do not waste it on consuming a drink that can impact your life in the worst way. UNTIL THEN, Take the best care of yourself.

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