Metabolism

            Metabolism is calculated as how much alcohol can be burnedoff by the
            body per hour.  This process is done mostly through the liver and there
            is a maximum amount that can be burned.  It is possible to increase this
            amount just by how often you drink.  Heavy drinkers are able to burnoff
            more each hour becasue the enzymes in their body have gotten used to
            the extra work of metabolizing alcohol.

      The Figures
            Heavy Weight (60+ drinks per month)
                    0.025 B.A.C. decline/hour drinking

            Moderate Drinker
                    0.017 B.A.C. decline/hour drinking

            Lightweight
                    0.010 B.A.C decline/hour drinking

      Rule of Thumb
            Your body can metabolize approximately 0.5 ozs. of alcohol every
             hour.
 
 

 
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