The length of time it takes for the body to break down alcohol has been clarified by a neurosurgeon whose 18-year-old son died in a drunk driving accident.
Dr. Brian Hoeflinger of the US lost his son Brian to drunk driving nine years ago. On TikTok, the doctor posted a frightening video demonstrating how quickly alcohol accumulates in the body. “You must understand what happens to alcohol… Your life may be saved if you understand alcohol, claims Dr. Heflinger. The doctor simulates a game of beer pong by hosting an imagined party in his kitchen with shot glasses filled with water. “Say you’re at a party and the wine runs out. In order to set the scene, he said, “you have five shots in the first hour.
“The alcohol builds up in your system pretty quickly when you’re taking these pictures. As a result, the alcohol enters your brain and begins to have an impact on you within five minutes.
Your liver can only metabolize one ounce (29.5 milliliters) of alcohol each hour, something you may not be aware of. In Australia, a standard drink has 10 grams of alcohol in it, which is equal to 30ml of spirits, 100ml of red and white wine, or 285ml of full-strength beer. But, figuring out how much spirit is in a cocktail or mixed drink can be challenging.
Your liver can process an ounce (29.5 milliliters) of alcohol each hour, according to Dr. Hoeflinger. He pretended to down five shots and said, “I only have five ounces (147.8 milliliters) of alcohol in my system, and at the end of the hour, I’m only going to burn one ounce.”
I therefore still have 118.2 milliliters (four ounces) of alcohol in my blood. “My liver can’t break it down that quickly.” Hoeflinger noted that partygoers may easily divert more gunfire. 3 ounces (88.7 milliliters) of alcohol should be consumed. I now consumed eight ounces (236.5 ml) in all over the course of two hours. I consumed two, yet I still have 6 oz (177.4 ml) in my body.
“Therefore, to burn six ounces, it takes six hours.”