Alcohol is a drug that is legalized almost everywhere in the world. Many people only see the dark side of it, but in reality, it has some benefits if it is not abused (Moelker, 2012). When taken in the right quantity, alcohol can act as a stress reliever and helps in relaxing the mind. Most people usually become extremely talkative when they take a moderate amount of alcohol. This is beneficial because it helps people deliver some information that they could not if they were sober. Medically, it has been proven that moderate taking of alcohol protects people from some heart diseases such as thrombosis (Moelker, 2012).
Alcohol has some negative effects. Abusing alcohol can have a devastating effect, not only to the taker, but also other people. Overconsumption of alcohol leads to loss of sound judgment. Excessive use of alcohol results can lead one to engage in unnecessary arguments, which lead to fights, accidents, and even violence at home. Taking alcohol in large amounts results in many diseases, as well as body complications. It is also well known to lead to memory lapses. Addiction is the worst effect as many people are not to perform their duties and end up losing jobs due to poor performance (Moelker, 2012).
FOOD: Beef Roast with Vegetables and Gravy
NUMBER OF DRINKS:4 shots
HOW MANY HOURS HAS THIS PERSON BEEN DRINKING:4 shots
BLOOD ALCOHOL % (FROM CHART): between 0.05 and 0.06 for approximately 0.055%
FINAL BLOOD ALCOHOL % =0.055-0.045=0.01
DRIVING RISK: low
BEHAVIOR: normal but much sleepy due to the heavy meal that was taken before alcohol. Minus the meal, the average blood alcohol level (0.75-0.045=0.03%) would be accelerated and this would be very harmful and the risk while driving would be high.
FOOD: Two queen cakes and a glass of juice
NUMBER OF DRINKS:8 shots
HOW MANY HOURS HAS THIS PERSON BEEN DRINKING:2 hrs
BLOOD ALCOHOL % (FROM CHART):between 0.04-0.05 for approximately 0.045%
FINAL BLOOD ALCOHOL % =0.045-0.030=0.015
DRIVING RISK: high
BEHAVIOR: intoxicated and staggering since she did not take a heavy meal and thus does not have energy to withstand the alcohol. Women are more affected by alcohol than men. It is very unsafe for her to drive and she is at a very high risk of causing an accident.