ALCOHOL IMPAIRMENT CHARTS

"Computing a BAC estimate", National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,1994. "This program provides an estimate of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) given information on weight, gender, number of drinks consumed and the time from when drinking was initiated until the present." NHTSA--National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Problem Behavior Research Division, MJTSA. MTS-32, 400 Seventh Street, S. W., Washington, D. C. 20590 (202) 366-9591. Search Google: (Computing a BAC estimate) NHTSA (copy and paste this into the search box) and you will find a PDF of the document.

Arstein-Kerslake, G. W.; "A Confidence interval approach to the development of blood alcohol concentration charts,: ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND DRIVING, 2 (1): 9-15. (Uses Dubowski BrAC data.)

"Alcohol metabolism" ALCOHOL ALERT (1997), 35 PH 371. (Explains how alcohol is metabolized by the body and factors affecting this metabolism such as food, gender, medications, body weight, and so on.) Address: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa35.htm

Blood Alcohol Content for general background information on this subject. Note information in Wikipedia should be verified by other sources.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_alcohol_concentration

Effects of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/bac.html

Motor Vehicle Safety facts

Google search: (alcohol impairment chart) and find charts for men and women.

How many drinks to get drunk? Calculate your blood-alcohol level http://www.insure.com/car-insurance/blood-alcohol-calculator.html

MedicineNet.com
http://medicinenet.com/
Search: search alcohol impairment chart

Montgomery, M. R.; Reason, M. J.; "Retrograde extrapolation of blood alcohol data: an applied approach," JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL TOXICOLOGY (1992), 36 : 281-292. (This a author offers the rule of thumb. A person eliminates one drink per hour beginning from the first swallow of alcohol. BAC chart is based on one from Sunshine.)

Niesink, R. J. M.; Jaspers, R. M. A.; Kornet, L. M. W.; van Ree, J. M., eds.; Drugs of Abuse and Addiction: neurobehavioral toxicology, Boca Raton, Florida, CRC Press, 1999, 342p. (BAC chart.)

Samber, Sharon, "Blood Alcohol Concentration: Understanding How Drinking Affects You", NCADI Reporter, September 4, 1997.

Sunshine, I.; Methodology for Analytical Toxicology, West Palm Beach, Florida, CRC Press, 1975, 152p. (Chart on BAC and drinks by weight and effects charts.)

Watson, Patricia E.; "Total body water and blood alcohol levels: updating the fundaments, "In: K. E. Crow, R. D. Batt (Eds.); Human metabolism of alcohol, volume I: Pharmacokinetics, medicolegal aspects and general interest; CRC Press (1989), 214p.

Zernig,, G. Battista, H. W.; "How to calculate maximum blood alcohol levels after a drinking event." In" G. Zernig, A. Saria, S. S. O'Malley, eds., HANDBOOK OF ALCOHOLISM, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2000, 419-420). Formulas are given for calculating maximum blood alcohol levels in men and women following a drinking event. The formula for men is: maximum blood level in parts per thousand for men equals (grams alcohol consumed) divided by (kilograms body weight times 0.7). The formula for women is: maximum blood level in part per thousand for women equals (grams alcohol consumed) divided by (kilograms body weight times 0.6). Differences are taken into account for obese and lean men and women.

Note: The basis for computing these charts should be known, whether they are based on breath alcohol or blood alcohol makes a difference, since breath alcohol values may be under reported by 10-20%.

Definition of a heavy drinker--5 or more drinks on one occasion with 5 or more occasions per month.

updated 12/08/16