This blood alcohol calculator helps you monitor how much alcohol your body really gets and to assess whether your alcohol consumption is dangerous or not. There is in depth information on this subject below the form.

Fluid ounces consumed: Beer ~ 12 oz, Wine Glass ~ 4 oz, Shot ~ 1.5 oz.

Alcohol percentage in beverage: Beer ~ 4-4.5%, Wine ~ 15-20%, Shot ~ 30-50%.

Fluid Consumed: *
Percent Alcohol: *
Weight: *
Hours Consuming: *

How does this blood alcohol calculator work?

Wondering how much alcohol you can drink such way to be safe? The above tool estimates your blood alcohol content based on the quantity of beverages consumed, the alcohol percentage in each drink, weight and the time spent consuming the drink. You are only asked to input your weight, the quantity drank and the percentage of alcohol and the time. The blood alcohol calculator returns also the BAC percentage and assesses whether this is an illegal value or not.

Example BAC calculation:

Let’s take for instance the case of a person, weighing 120 lbs that consumes 24 ounces of beverages of 5% alcohol for 4 hours:

The BAC Percentage: 0.02 and this means that you are not legally intoxicated.

In terms of fluid ounces consumed, the fluid ounces rates for 3 of the most common drinks are:

  • One beer is around 12 ounces (oz.);
  • One wine glass is around 4 ounces (oz.);
  • One shot is around 1.5 ounces (oz.).

In terms of alcohol percentage in beverage for the same 3 most common drinks, the rates are:

  • Beer has between 4-4.5% alcohol;
  • Wine has between 15-20% alcohol;
  • Shot has between 30-50% alcohol.

People that choose to consume alcoholic beverages more or less frequent probably wondered at least once about how much is too much. That is why is good to know the general limits between low risk and high risk alcohol consumption. There are quite a lot of people that use to drink alcoholic beverages on a regular basis without ever being considered alcohol abusers or dependents. These people have set their own limit, which is the personalized physical limit the human body can afford. They never developed a drinking problem, even if their consumption is regular and as long as they keep things in control they can't be considered alcoholics.

How much alcohol can you drink and still be considered a low risk drinker?

Each gender has different metabolic particularities so the quantities of alcohol considered low risk differ for men and women. For example, women develop alcohol problems harder than men but at lower levels of consumption.

For men, a low risk drinker does not consume more than four drinks or less daily and no more than fourteen drinks during a whole week. The low risk consumption rate for women is of no more than three drinks per day and no more than seven standard drinks per week.

Attention, low risk recommendations vary even more with age, health and other circumstances. There are also many situations, in which alcohol abstinence is advised, such as pregnancy, heart conditions, cirrhosis of the liver and medical treatments.

What if the low risk drinking guidelines are exceeded?

First, you need to assess the level of drinking and the blood alcohol calculator can help you with that. Then, depending on the situation and whether your level falls into the definitions of alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence or it is just a bit above the guideline a plan should be established. You can choose if you need to seek help in cutting down the alcohol consumption or you can quit entirely at your own wish.

23 Dec, 2014