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We are committed to educating people about how alcohol affects their bodies and building awareness about far-reaching consequences of alcohol consumption and impaired driving.

Typical BAC Limits Around the World

Chris Otchy
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Since 2002, it has been illegal in all 50 U.S. states for those over the age of 21 to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is 0.08% or higher (before 2002, the legal limit was 0.10%). In addition, some states include a lesser charge, t...
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Three Types of BAC Testing

Chris Otchy
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In the United States, you are considered to be legally intoxicated and prohibited from driving a vehicle if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or greater. The three most common methods for testing BAC are breath, blood, and urine tests. Many s...
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The Most Dangerous Times on the Road

Chris Otchy
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The odds of getting into a driving accident increase during periods when there are more cars on the road, such as rush hour, or when driving conditions are less than optimal, as during periods of inclement weather. But when the number of alcohol impa...
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The High Cost of a DUI

Chris Otchy
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As if the shame and hassle of a drunk driving arrest and conviction aren’t bad enough, a DUI comes with a hefty price tag, too. Your first DUI can cost upwards of $20,000 – and more – even without property damage or anyone harmed. The Alaska Departme...
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Short-term Negative Effects Of Alcohol Consumption

Chris Otchy
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Recreational alcohol consumption can provide a pleasant respite from the strains and stresses of our daily lives. But it's not without its dangers. Even if you don't drink regularly, a heavy episode can lead to serious threats to our well being, incl...
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Long-term Negative Effects of Alcohol Consumption

Chris Otchy
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Moderate alcohol consumption, such as occasional social drinking, can provide temporary relief from the stresses of our daily lives, and even some health benefits. Long-term alcohol abuse is another matter entirely. Chronic heavy drinking can adve...
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Long-term DUI Consequences

Chris Otchy
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Driving under the influence (DUI) is the most common criminal offense in the United States. Many conscientious drivers with otherwise clean records have been arrested for DUI and suddenly found their lives in a dizzying tailspin from which they coul...
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Limitations of BAC Calculators and Charts

Alex Wald
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A variety of free and readily available blood alcohol content (BAC) calculators and charts can help you approximate your BAC levels. But simplicity is not always a virtue. BAC calculators and charts have inherent limitations, and are usually accomp...
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How to Choose a Breathalyzer

Chris Otchy
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Breathalyzers have never been more popular. In fact, they have become “must have” devices for many consumers in an age of heightened self-awareness. You wouldn't drive without knowing how fast you were going--why drink without knowing what your blood...
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How Many Drinks Does it Take to Reach 0.08 %BAC?

Andrew Spencer
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In an era of heightened awareness about the perils of drinking and driving, the decimal 0.08 requires no explanation. Smartphone Breathalyzers | Professional Breathalyzers | All Breathalyzers When yo...
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