How Alcohol Travels Through the Body

December 24, 2012 | By

Alcohol requires no digestion and is metabolized before many other nutrients. About 20% of the alcohol you drink passes through the stomach wall and can reach the brain within one minute.The remaining 80% passes through the small intestine before entering the bloodstream.

As Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) continues to rise, you begin to lose control of your cognitive functions and motor skills. Before you go drinking on an empty stomach, consider the following infographic from Total DUI which shows how alcohol travels through your body.

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How Alcohol Travels Through the Body

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