Alcohol abuse and addiction are serious medical conditions that require treatment by chemical dependency specialists. Abruptly stopping alcohol consumption after extended use can result in serious medical complications, including death. Detoxification from alcohol dependence should not be attempted at home or without direction and supervision from a medical doctor. If you or your loved one are concerned you may be experiencing symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and are not under a physician’s care, call 911 for emergency assistance.
How are alcohol levels in the body measured?
In such situations, the driver’s BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration)is measured with a special tool called a breathalyzer . One’s BAC is a measurement of the amount of alcohol in one’s bloodstream or on ones breath. As a general rule, the higher one’s BAC, the more alcohol they have consumed. The more alcohol consumed, the more intoxicated the driver becomes. A BAC test measures the amount of alcohol, in grams, in 100 milliliters of one’s blood or 210 liters of one’s breath.