Sunday November 23rd 2014

How long does alcohol stay in your system?

Alcohol stay in your system and can be detected in urine up to 24 hours after you end a drinking session. So how long does alcohol stay in the body, urine, breath, saliva and blood? We review alcohol metabolism, alcohol detection, alcohol addictive propertiesand drug testing principles for alcohol below.

Peak levels and half life of alcohol

One serving of alcohol is fully absorbed into the blood stream within 30 minutes to 2 hours after intake. This is because the body can metabolize about 0.25 ounces of alcohol per hour. However, the effects of alcohol vary by individual and by how much alcohol they drink in one session. In fact, the effects and levels of alcohol in the body depend upon a number of factors:

  • a person’s size and weight
  • individual metabolism rate
  • related food intake
  • the beverage consumed

Generally speaking, alcohol is absorbed into the blood relatively quickly and metabolized more slowly. In an average 150 pound person, for example, each drink adds 0.02% to BAC and hour that passes removes 0.01% from it. This is why alcohol concentrations build steadily throughout a drinking session.

Why test for alcohol?

Alcohol impairment within the workplace and while driving can cause drowsiness, loss of concentration, memory loss, impaired judgment, distortion of reality, poor coordination and slow reaction time. People who drink alcoholic beverages while at work or while driving put themselves and everyone around them in danger. Local, state and federal laws have been created to protect public safety and require that you submit to an alcohol test when requested by employers or law enforcement officials.  How long do states keep a DUI on your record? It depends on that state’s laws.

Alcohol drug testing methods

1. Urine based tests – Alcohol has a relatively short lifespan in the human system. Urine testing can be an accurate and reliable method for detecting the presence of alcohol if performed within the relatively short period following ingestion in which it can be detected. The results of a urine ethanol assay are expressed qualitatively as either “positive” or “negative” and do not measure levels of intoxication.

2. Blood based tests – Blood testing for alcohol, on the other hand can measure the amount of ethanol in blood (which requires a 4 ml specimen in a fluoride-oxalate container) and is the preferred test in chronic alcoholism or in an acutely intoxicated patient.

3. Breathalyzer tests – In addition to urine and blood sample testing, ethyl alcohol is measured by a gas chromatographic procedure which is able to differentiate it from other alcohols, notably methanol and isopropanol. In fact, today most drug screens for alcohol are taken via breathalyzer tests. Breath and tests are more useful to determine both the presence and the degree of acute alcohol intoxication. Because breath tests are much simpler, faster and are less invasive than blood tests, they are the most common alcohol testing method used to detect the presence and amount of alcohol consumed.

How long does alcohol stay in the body?

Alcohol has an approximate detection time of 12-24 hours in urine. However, the detection time for alcohol depends upon the maximum level of blood alcohol content (BAC) achieved and varies by individual. People who achieve a moderate level of intoxication (0.10% BAC) are detectable about 8 hours after achieving that level.

Alcohol, alcoholism and addiction

The chronic use of alcohol over time can cause physical and mental dependence on alcohol in order to function. Signs of alcoholism include craving, withdrawal when you stop drinking or cut back on drinking, and tolerance (the need to drink more to get the same effect).   About 10% of drinkers can develop psychological and physical dependency on alcohol.    But help for alcoholism is available.  Once you go through medically supervised alcohol detox and withdrawal to get alcohol out of your body (can you die from alcohol withdrawal?), you learn ways to cope with life without drinking.   Yes.  Recovery from alcoholism is difficult.  But it’s possible.

Problems with alcohol?

If you think that you may have problems with alcohol, you probably do. If you are continually testing positive for the presence of alcohol, or routinely arrested for DUIs…it may be time to ask for help. Please leave your questions about drinking alcohol and alcohol detection below. Or, if you think you may have a drinking problem, please let us know anonymously. We are here to help refer you to local resources and services.

Reference sources: SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocols: Chapter 9, Drug Testing as a Tool
U.S. Department of the Interior Signs and Symptoms Fact Sheet on Drugs and Alcohol
U.S. Department of Transportation publication: Safety issues on drugs and alcohol
U.S. National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) publication Drug testing in a drug court environment: common issues to address

About 10% of drinkers can develop psychological and physical dependency on alcohol.

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169 Responses to “How long does alcohol stay in your system?
panos
10:19 am August 13th, 2012

i have been drinking every night for the past 4 months an average quantity of one bottle of votca.i didn’t drink any amount of alcohol 48 hours before a drug an alcohol test.will the test be positive??

7:26 pm August 15th, 2012

Hi Panos. Thank you for your question.

Alcohol passes rapidly through the system. This is why urine tests must be conducted very quickly (within the first 12-24 hours after consumption) after alcohol consumption in order to ensure any degree of accuracy. For this reason, urine tests are generally not helpful in detecting alcohol use as opposed to illicit and prescription drug use, which is more easily traced in urine.

I consumed about 3 and a half shots of brandy aprx 16 hours before a UA What are the chances it stayed in my system long enough to be detectable.
7:44 am August 16th, 2012

I consumed about 3 and a half shots of whiskey (40%) aprx 16 hours before a UA What are the chances it stayed in my system long enough to be detectable.

12:12 pm August 18th, 2012

Using an alcohol BAC calculator, a male weighing 150 pounds will have already metabolized 4 shots within 16 hours. So, it’s unlikely that the alcohol has stayed in the system long enough to be detected.

http://www.erie.gov/stopdwi/bac_calculator.asp

Seth
9:53 pm September 4th, 2012

Is 24 hours the max alcohol can be detected in urine?I weigh about 240 pounds at 6’4″.

11:06 am September 5th, 2012

Hi Seth. Thanks for your question. It all depends on HOW many drinks you have IN TOTAL during a 24 hour period. For example, 24 drinks in a 24 hour period for a 240 pound man can show signs of minor impairment of reasoning and memory, and a lowering of caution and can be detected in a BAC test. However, 20 drinks is a negligible amount of alcohol in your system and even this amount of alcohol in your bloodstream is not detectable after 24 hours. Check out the BAC calculator above to calculate different drink combinations within a 24 hour period.

Fernando
9:44 am September 10th, 2012

I had 2 beers 12fl.oz will it show up in urine after 7hrs?

5:14 pm September 10th, 2012

Hello Fernando. For a male weighing 150 pounds or more, there is a negligible amount of alcohol in your system after consuming 2 beers in the course of 7 hours.

brooke
6:18 pm September 10th, 2012

I am 118 lbs 5,1 female…I drank 5 glasses of wine, one beer, two shots and one mix drink also drank water in bw. I stopped drinking at 830 that night and had to get tested the next day at 530 will I be clean??

6:50 pm September 11th, 2012

If you started drinking at 5:30 PM, your blood alcohol level would be -0.17 with a negligible amount of alcohol in your system for testing 12 hours later.

Corey
9:43 pm September 12th, 2012

I weigh 187 lbs and 6’1. If I consume Roughly 5 shots of whiskey, and have about 12 6.0 beers in a day how long will it take for my system to clear?

2:10 pm September 16th, 2012

Hi Corey. Drinking at this rate over the course of 12 hours will result in signs of minor impairment of reasoning and memory, and a lowering of caution with a BAC of 0.02. Drinking this much over the course of 13 hours, however, results in a negligible amount of alcohol in your system.

cindy derguson
5:49 am September 17th, 2012

what if you drank five beers and are going to be breatalize in 7 hours will it show

7:39 pm September 17th, 2012

Hi Cindy. Thanks for your question. It really depends upon how much you weigh. You can either send that information here, or enter it into the alcohol calculator website listed above.

anon
7:56 pm September 17th, 2012

…..none of these answers are correct if the are testing for the metaboliyes left behind instead of testing for ethanol

Jess
9:47 pm September 22nd, 2012

I took about 5 shots of rum roughly between 1030 pm and 12 am. I drank a decent amount of water the next day, and was drug tested around 5 pm. I am a female weighing 140 standing at 5’5. Will i pass?

10:36 am September 23rd, 2012

Hi Jess. 17 hours after drinking five (5) shots of liquor, there is a negligible amount of alcohol in your system. Your test will most likely read NEGATIVE for alcohol intoxication.

tara
2:42 pm September 26th, 2012

if you drink one to two beers a day and stop drinking approx 2 days before will it show up in a UA/

1:09 pm September 27th, 2012

Hi Tara. Alcohol only stays in the urine for about 24 hours, or one day after drinking. So a drug screen for alcohol based on urinalysis should not detect alcohol 48 hours after use.

Lue
11:52 pm October 3rd, 2012

I am 125 Lb, female drank 4 glasses of wine at 8:30 stopped drinking at 10 pm? If I took a blood alcohol test will the alcohol show?

1:29 pm October 4th, 2012

Hi Lue. How long after drinking stopped did you take a blood alcohol test?

cindy
12:59 am October 7th, 2012

is there alcohol screening done in a 19023n sap 9-50/300 ex op/n. also I weigh 135 and consumed 4 glasses of wine in a 3hrs period.Will I pass a Breath Test 8 hours from now.

12:50 pm October 8th, 2012

Hi Cindy. The drug test that you reference is a 9 panel drug substance abuse (SAP) screen. No, this does not include alcohol.

Your blood alcohol concentration will be 0.01 in 8 hours, indicating drinking but with no loss of coordination so that you will be fit to drive.

lisa
3:28 pm October 14th, 2012

I drank 12beers ending at 2am. aprox 39hrs ago. I weigh 140 lbs. Will it show if I took a urine test now?

10:10 am October 15th, 2012

Hi Lisa. No, the alcohol will not be detected in a urine test; it have metabolized by then – there is a negligible amount of alcohol in your system.

Tom
3:13 pm October 15th, 2012

I have had an alcohol problem for about 7 years and suffered acute pancreatitis as well as now having liver scarring. I now find that alcohol stays in my system for much longer than usual. I am also on sleeping tablets and anti depressants. Can you account for why this is now happening?

many thanks

5:18 am October 17th, 2012

Hi Tom. Chronic alcohol use leads to increased concentrations of the liver enzymes that metabolize alcohol. This allows the liver to break down alcohol more efficiently; therefore, the individual must consume more alcohol to reach a given BAC.

While I am not a medical professional, it does seem possible that the medications you are taking, especially if they are of the benzodiazepine or sleep hypnotic class of drugs, can possible interact with alcohol, creating a potentiating effect on alcohol, increasing its central nervous system depressant action. To identify possible causes, I’d suggest you seek a medical opinion ASAP.

Annalise
10:54 pm October 25th, 2012

Uhm. If you had 3 glasses of half soda, half vodka… for the last three days in a row (not including today) and you stopped drinking at approximately 10pm, would it show up in a urine test?
I weigh like, 155….
Thankyou! -Anna

sandy
11:27 pm October 28th, 2012

hi a friend who weighs 175 pounds drank 2 beers and 1 cranberry kamakozy then had to ua 8 and a half hours later. will they come out clean or dirty? plz ansewer asap

pete
11:28 pm November 12th, 2012

my son is 30 y/o and is 170 and 5-10. he drank two pints of vodka in 24 hours. he has to take a blood alchohol test. how long will this be in his system?

Paul
5:42 am November 13th, 2012

I drank 6 beers & might have a UA tomorrow @ 5pm will I be clean Im 44 & wiegh 170lbs its 942 now

carol
4:31 pm November 15th, 2012

If my BAC is 0.04 will my UA come up positive 24 hours later?

Maggie
6:41 pm November 29th, 2012

If a person drinks 2 individual bottled Vodka Martinis about 2 pm will they be detected at 1pm the next day if the woman weighs 140lbs.

tim
2:20 am November 30th, 2012

i drank 4 beers 16 hours before my ua i wiegh 230lbs will i pass my ua

gilll
8:57 pm December 9th, 2012

How long would i have to stop drinking alcohol before it would not show up in a blood test

gilll
9:13 pm December 9th, 2012

does diphenhydramine hydrochloride show up in a blood test

Brian
9:39 pm December 11th, 2012

Hey I drank about 12 oz of 40% whiskey between 11 and 1 AM. I had an alcohol urine test at 12 PM, 11-12 hrs later after consuming the alcohol. Would the alcohol be out of my urine by than? Thank you

Jack
6:31 pm December 12th, 2012

I am 5’11 about 175 lbs I drank 32 oz of beer from 1-2 PM, I have a BREATHALYZER test at Noon tomorrow, will anything show? I can’t even have a .001 show…

Denis
5:21 pm December 14th, 2012

How long would I have to stop drinking before i go to the doctor for an average blood test?. I weigh 15 stones and i am a male.

Niamh Barry
4:32 pm December 16th, 2012

How many units of alcohol should an average women take?

8:30 am December 17th, 2012

Hello niamh. Moderate drinking is defined as no more than 1 unit of alcohol per day for women, and no more than 7 per week.

APERSONNAMEDGUY
4:17 pm January 1st, 2013

I DRANK ONCE.

HELP ME.

PEACE.

- GUY

robert
3:52 am January 2nd, 2013

i drank a half a pint of henny last night. i finish the bottle at 3 am i took a urine test at 7 oclock the next day wat is the possiblitly of it coming out positive\

Critter
2:18 pm January 3rd, 2013

I drank (2) 12oz beers, (2) glasses of red wine, (3) Bacardi & Red Bulls, (5) shots of Tequila, and (3) shots of Vodka in a 12 hour time frame during the New Years celebration of 2013. I felt the effects all day the next day, but now it’s Thursday and feel no effects from the drinking. I weigh 180lbs/male. Does this mean the alcohol is out of my system and will not show up on a urinalysis testing?

Worried
9:51 pm January 4th, 2013

My husband had 12 beers on new years and then on the 2nd of January he had 12 beers, 2 Mikes hard lemonades and 2 Smirnoffs. Today he had a blood test and I wanted to know how likely it is it will show up. He’s male, 6’1 and around 200 ib.

gary
11:15 am January 6th, 2013

hi i drink aprox. 5 litles of beer per day have done for many years , i need to go for a medical for my driving license back how long would i need to stay clean as they do blood , urine and a full medical . they will prob check liver count etc also ??

mary
10:25 pm January 9th, 2013

I drank appox. 5 shots of soutjhern comfort and 2 beers between the hours of 10:00am and 5:30pm. UA at 9:30 am tomorrow…will i pass?

Jamie
12:06 am January 19th, 2013

I’m a 47 year old female. I’m 5,2 140lbs. I drink one to 2 bottles of wine per day.
They say they can test back 72 hours for alcohol consumption of any amount. Is this accurate and what is the amount one can consume with out being detected after a 24 hour period of time?

Eli
4:40 am January 19th, 2013

I have a drug and alcohol screening coming up. I’m not sure what type of urine test it will be is there such a thing as an advanced drug and alcohol test that can test your metabolic system for evidence of digesting alcohol?

stephanie
6:10 am January 21st, 2013

I am 26 female, weighing 122 lbs, I drank 4 malt beverages last night and 1 beer tonight, why am I feeling really buzzed, is the alcohol from last still in my system? Because I typically don’t feel buzzed after one single normal sized beer?

Isha
5:25 pm January 28th, 2013

hi… my friend had around 20ml of whiskey and he took a urine test after 16hours … will he test positive ? He weighs around 155 pounds and is 6feet tall

Kevin
9:26 pm February 9th, 2013

Say your weight is 150 and you had 3 shots at Idk 10pm and by the afternoon say 3 o clock would it show up on a test? I’m trying to help a buddy out

Mike
8:56 pm February 16th, 2013

I drank 4 coors lights in a span of 6 hours and ate a big meal, also drank water in between. 15 hours passed and I had to do a UA, will those beers show up?

Troy
2:51 am February 28th, 2013

I drank 10 beers by 9PM and I had a random urine drug and alcohol test at 8AM in the morning. I weigh 190 lbs. Would I pass?

Cassie
12:14 am March 5th, 2013

a female weighing 126lbs, 5’5, and having had 3-4 glasses of red wine blew a BAC of 0.12 within 2 hours after her last glass. Is this possible?

Davidi
5:16 pm March 10th, 2013

Before starting a chemo treatment I am supposed to be alcohol free for 6 months. I had a few glasses of wine last week. If they give me a blood alcohol test next week will they be able to detect any alcohol use??

1:56 pm March 11th, 2013

Hi Davidi. No, alcohol is usually not detected for long in a blood test. Usually, blood tests are given to see how much alcohol is in your system AT THAT MOMENT. So, the wine last week will not show up in the blood test before treatment. Wishing for your good health!!!

Jim
4:56 pm March 13th, 2013

Hi, I am a 175 pound male. I consumed 11 beers and had a blood test 18 hours later. Will the alcohol in my system show up in the blood test.

Brandon
8:13 pm March 25th, 2013

I drank two glasses of wine on Friday and then I had one wine cooler on Saturday. I had a drug and alcohol test today which is Monday. I weigh 181 lbs and I’m 6’4″. We use the FPI drug test for drug court. Will Alcohol show up on my test I took this Monday?

cassandra
9:49 pm March 30th, 2013

If I had 4 glasses of chapagne and 1 beer from about 11:30-4:30pm, will I be able to pass a UA at 10:30AM the next morning.

Lana
5:41 pm April 2nd, 2013

Were I go for treatment they test for alcohol by UA.They test back four days. For blood test they can go several weeks back.

wendy
2:46 pm April 14th, 2013

binge drinking for 3 weeks 1 bottle whisky day stopped for 4 days will my blood test still show alchol in bloodstream

wendy
2:49 pm April 14th, 2013

i had blood taken showing very high alcohol then another test after 4 days will results be bad when i never drunk for the4 days

Eric
3:13 pm April 21st, 2013

I had 4 white wine bottle and 6 shots of vodka, I started Wednesday evening till Friday 7pm, I have my DWI urine test on Monday 7pm. if I am ok to go for urine test.Thank you

Ellen
7:59 pm April 22nd, 2013

I will be required to take the following tests in about 6 weeks – whole blood acetaldehyde, IgA and %CDT levels. I have been a heavy drinker, but plan to be abstinent from now until then. Will these tests indicate that I have been drinking?

Thanks.

Chris WInters
5:38 am April 25th, 2013

I drank one shot of alcohol and tested 17 hours later after drinking a lot of cranberry juice and water in the time between. Will it be detected in a urinalysis?

bronte
12:29 am May 1st, 2013

im drinking a bud light 12 oz beer and was wondering how long it takes to leave your system

bronte
12:32 am May 1st, 2013

i weight about 165

will
3:24 pm May 1st, 2013

I drank five or 4 beers on Saturday and had a UA on Tuesday. I ran for a half hour on Monday and an hour Tuesday morning. The UA wasn’t in tell about dinner time on Tuesday. will it show up in the UA? oo yeah im 6’1 180lbs.

Nan
2:17 am May 10th, 2013

I am 110 lbs and 5’3 female and drank on monday from 4-11pm and I have a urine test on friday at 3pm. will i pass?

mike D
1:06 am May 27th, 2013

I drank beer every night for a year or two. how long would the alcohol stay in my system urine and blood after I quit drinking ?

Lori
9:43 am June 3rd, 2013

Is the cell damage caused by alcohol intoxication reversable over time?

10:06 am June 3rd, 2013

Hi Lori. Great question. Thanks for asking. Yes, damage caused by alcohol in the brain is partially reversible. Abstaining from alcohol over several months to a year may allow structural brain changes to partially correct. Furthermore, abstinence from alcohol can help reverse negative effects on thinking skills, including problem-solving, memory, and attention.

kenny
4:38 pm June 4th, 2013

my last drink was last week on Tuesday today I had a urine specimen would alcohol still be present in my system

kenny
4:39 pm June 4th, 2013

urine specimen was taken today would it detect alcohol in my system

Sally
7:58 pm June 6th, 2013

I have a pre employment drug test 72 hours after drinking 26 oz of vodka. It will be urine and possibly blood. Do you think I will pass?

Sally
8:04 pm June 6th, 2013

Also I am 150 lbs, 5 foot 3. 46 years old. Thank you.

candy
9:56 am June 10th, 2013

I drank from tues through wed bout 30oz stooped by 2 pm on wed have test on Thursday bout 1130am, female bout 154 5 3 and I do not do drugsm will I pass?

Lynn
12:33 am June 23rd, 2013

I drank approx 4 shots of dark whisky (40%) on a Friday between 4pm (start) and 530pm (last shot) I had a UA (7 panel) the following day at 6pm. Will I pass ?

Nancy
3:41 am June 23rd, 2013

I am a 5’6″ female; I drank 3 glasses of wine around 12 – 1pm another two glasses around 5pm what would my BAC be around 11 pm

rose
8:15 am July 2nd, 2013

I am on a breath analyzer I weight 140 and have to be tested every five hrs, I had to glasses of wine and a glass of vodka missed with lemonade plus every time and have 2 eight ounces of water after each drink. Will I pass

Joe
11:09 pm July 11th, 2013

Hi, the department of public safety required me to get a blood ethanol test. I’ve read over the other questions and answers but wanted to clarify the amount of time that alcohol can be detected in a test such as a blood ethanol test? Your response is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time in advance!

Brandon
5:29 pm August 5th, 2013

I have to go to labcorp to do ua’s and a person told me they can tell if you drank 5 days prior. They said they had a few drinks 3 days before one and failed. Is that true or is 3 days enough?

neha
10:07 am August 8th, 2013

i drunk every day 1 half of whisky for past 5 month daily but now 10 days i have not drink
can i clean in blood test and urine test

eddie
7:04 am August 12th, 2013

I hade two cans of beer and a glass of rose last nite
I weigh20 stone will I clear a breath test at 9oclock this morning

Worried bigtime
11:30 pm August 12th, 2013

I last drank on the 10th 0f this month and have had nothing since. I believed I stopped about 5 or 6 pm that same day, About 14 12 0z beers. I must test tomorrow. I have been drinking for awhile kinda heavy. Will I possibly pass this urine test?

Worried bigtime
11:33 pm August 12th, 2013

I weigh about 160 pounds and am 5’2″. I will never drink again as I was 4 and a half yrs sober. Do not know why I relapsed.

Pat
11:24 pm August 17th, 2013

can someone answer about the 80 hour alcohol urine test, how do I get the alcohol out?

amy
1:26 pm August 22nd, 2013

if i drank the night before and stopped around 6pm. two bottles of wine 1 mix drink and got swab around 3pm the next day. Will i come up positive????

barkwoodpass
5:48 pm August 23rd, 2013

I am a kidney cancer survivor with only one remaining kidney.Creatinine level has stayed around 1.10 – 1.16. I have had two thoracotomies only because the first one they broke two ribs so badly the next surgeon had to remove a large portion of rib 5 and of rib 6. Until I find a surgeon willing to reconstruct my chest I am on pain meds. I am normally not a drinker. Someone asked me to taste a Jamaica Me Happy which is malt beverage 3.2% alcohol and I liked it. I then drank two on Sunday evening the next AM I went to ofc to do I believe 16 panel test and when I went in this month they said alcohol was in your system did you drink anything on way to the ofc that day? I had not but this time they gave me only 15 days of rx’s and as much a I would like to have just 1 of those I do not want him to tell me I need to go to AA as they did that day last week. I actually chuckled then the nurse said NO, you really had alcohol in system. To be sure that I explained this correctly, I did this the month before and the weekend before the drug test this time. But this is not a daily thing for me. As much as I would like to have just one of those this evening to just settle down from being in constant pain with each breath, would it show up if they call me Monday AM? Thank you for your help. It almost makes you feel like you’re an alcoholic when you’re accused or it did me cause I came home and thought well…why not have one but I haven’t. I would never do anything to jeopardize my health that I am so desperately trying to get back.

D
4:36 am September 23rd, 2013

If I drunk 3 half of pints of Hennessy on Friday from 10 to 5 and I have to take a test on Monday will I pass?

dominic
8:47 am October 23rd, 2013

hi,
I was drinking on Monday from 10.20-1645. it was only beer and cider and I think I had about 10-12 pints. I am 31 and weigh 17 stone. I had a work medical which included a urine test at 16.00 the following day. the results get sent away for analysis. am I likely to be positive for alcohol in my system?
thanks

Eric
10:48 pm October 23rd, 2013

I started to drink last Tuesday until Sunday evening then ended up in hospital. I don’t know how I went to hospital, everything got black.Till now I still feel shaky, brain is not proper working, still very nervous feeling, blood pressure is still high 150-90.
I know I have alcohol abuse problem,what should I do?

rose
9:48 pm November 14th, 2013

Yesterday I drank a 12 pack of beer and just one this morning. I work tommow is it possible can I detect alcohol in my system buy urine or blood?

worried too!
10:55 am November 19th, 2013

Had aprox. 40 oz of rose between 10:30 pm and 1:30 am. Will I pass a breathalyzer by 730 am?

shawn
4:57 pm November 20th, 2013

If you consume 12 beers from 10 am to 3pm ,,, and have a ua the following day at 1 pm ! will the ua detect alcohol?

rick
12:53 am December 23rd, 2013

I drank 4 jack and cokes stop at 2 pm have to breath in The breathaltzer. Before 8 tonite I até drank water chewed gum I feel sober will it be out of my breath though

china
6:35 am December 31st, 2013

If i drink tomarrow will i be positive for alcohol in my UA on thursday?

Maree
5:40 am January 2nd, 2014

Hi I would like to know how many hours a bottle of 750 mill of white wine stays in you urine for thanking you
Maree.

Maree
7:41 am January 3rd, 2014

Hi I drank 700 mills of white wine 72 hours a go will it show in a urine tast.

Lauren
8:21 pm February 5th, 2014

I weigh 104lbs. I had 1 glass of wine at 8:30 last night. I had a UA at 2:00 this afternoon. Will this show up?

Bob
6:28 pm March 8th, 2014

Hi how long does alcohol stay in your urine for a etg test? Will drinking lots of water produce a negative result on a UA for alcohol?

chrissi
9:42 pm March 12th, 2014

I had 6 glasses of wine last night over a 4 hour period ending at 8:00 pm. I took an alcohol urine test the next day at 3:30 pm. Will I pass?

its me
4:36 am April 18th, 2014

Hi I had 4 16oz. Cans of budlight and a shot of vodka 34hrs ago im 5ft 7in snd weight is 144 I hsve a vrry high metabolism will I pass an etg at 830 am today

Damian
2:23 pm April 30th, 2014

I had 8 beer 25 days ago , I had to get blood work done unless I understood the doctor wrong she said my alcohol level 2.2

Bryan
7:36 pm May 26th, 2014

I drank 2 12oz beers about 11PM last night. Did a UA for probation at 9am this morning. Will it come out as positive?

Darron
2:29 am May 28th, 2014

If i drank 3 days ago will it show up in my blood stream? I only had a few beers

Rich
9:17 pm May 29th, 2014

I consumed (2) 1.5L of wine on monday between 4pm and 1:30 am that evening……..I had a UA done on thursday @ 1pm that same week and they mentioned it being sent off to a lab for further testing. Will I be in the clear. Could you also share some insight on a UA sent to a lab verses UA testing on the spot for alcohol?

arika
9:06 am June 2nd, 2014

If i drank a pint of hennessy Saturday night and have to take an etg test today (monday) would i fail? & they will check for alcohol seeing that’s what i got in trouble for. Im about 5’4 190 pounds ive been drinking water like crazy but im kinda scared to drink anymore so my urine isnt to clear

marie
5:04 am June 3rd, 2014

took two tablespoons of baby percy medicine. At ten p.m an I have a urine alcohol test is the morning will it show up in the test?

marie
5:07 am June 3rd, 2014

im 5″9 an weight 160 pounds

joe
10:35 pm June 3rd, 2014

im 6ft 3 in. about 180 Ib. what if i drink 6 beers before 11:30pm at night. will i be able to pass a breathalyzer at noon. and what would the earliest i could pass a breathalyzer in the morning to start my car. thanks.

Callie
11:33 am June 5th, 2014

I had 5 beers (bud light) last night and last one being 11pm. I have to do a urine drug screen for ISNAP (Indiana State Nursing Assistant Program) today. I’m going to do this about 7pm. Will any alcohol be detected? They use the Witham lab panel 1350-1 and 1350-3 so I’m not sure what all they screen for.
Thanks

Judy
3:00 pm June 16th, 2014

Ok I had one sip of a Margarita yesterday around 10:00 in the morning and had to take a UA this morning at 9:00 would it still be in my urine

Josh
8:23 pm June 17th, 2014

i had a few drinks last night and today i need to go breath test for probation will i be ok if i stoped around 1am and go test at 430pm

Sarah
2:32 am June 24th, 2014

I drank around 180mls of vodka 6 nights ago. I then drank 200mls the following night. I’m 16 and I’m way 9-10 stone, I’m 5 foot 8 if that helps. I’m not an alcoholic, I’m not depressed…It was a once off thing at parties because I just finished my exams. Anyway I’m really sick now swollen glands, tonsillitis migraines, and my mum wants to bring me to the doctor, will alcohol still be seen in my blood or urine or anywhere else at all even though it’s been 5 days since my last encounter with alcohol?

mike
11:30 pm June 25th, 2014

ok i had 32 ounce ice house some of the weakest beer i could find didnt even get me drunk plus i shared a couple swigs last night and then at about 9:30 to 10:00 am i had about a half of a bud ice and i have to take a UA around 1:30 to 2:00pm would it show up..?

Robyn
5:26 am June 27th, 2014

I have 2 to 3 glasses of wine most nights after work. And if it’s a Friday it lands up a little more. I feel irritated that I enjoy this to much and find it hard not to. I don’t want to get to a point where I have to go cold turkey and never have a drink again. I’m just not sure how to have better control and moderation. What would you suggest? Thank you! Kindly, Robyn

kathy
10:38 pm June 29th, 2014

I consumed about 8 beers last night. I roughly started at 5pm and quit roughly at 9pm. I have detoxed, taken a cranberry pill and drank plenty of water. I am 140 pounds and about 5’5”. I need to take a urine test by 8pm tonight. Will this test come up negative or will their still be traces of alcohol?

Keith
12:18 am July 5th, 2014

I drink wine the 16 ounce beer urine test what’s my test clean

April
4:40 am July 5th, 2014

I just need some advice. My husband and I have been married for almost six years, when we met we were both drinking a lot. However, two years ago, I decided that I wanted to rededicate my life to God and I never drink. He drinks every time he has a day off. He works night shift 8am to 8pm, two days on, two days off, and every other weekend. He works as much overtime as he can, but he suffers from anger issues and I can not get him to stop drinking. We got divorced May 2013, after a couple of months, he promised to never drink liquor again. He said he would only drink beer. We got remarried December 2013. Since which time, I have found out that he has hid liquor and drank it on two different occasions. I don’t know what to do, I love him, but he may not have a job come Monday. On Wednesday morning when he got off work, he went to his Mom’s to cut her grass. He got home about 1pm, I told him he needed to take a shower in get in bed because he needed to leave at 7pm for work that night. I get home from work only to find out that he drank two 24 oz. Lime-A-ritas and had only slept about 1 hour or hour and a half. He also takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro, and Ativan daily. After being at work for about 3 to 3 and half hours, he called and said I had to come get him from work to take him to ER to get blood alcohol level drawn and a drug screen. If the blood alcohol level comes back positive, he will not have a job come Monday morning. What do I do? I am at my whit’s end, but I don’t want to lose my marriage either.

grndcorb
12:16 pm July 8th, 2014

If I drank about five beers between 7pm to midnight then started drinking water and had to pee at 6 am think I’ll pass a u a for drug court I weigh about 160

karola
8:00 pm July 17th, 2014

I work from 1 till 10pm I don’t get home till 10:40 pm I drink me a drink and go to sleep am I considert an alcoholic

Theresa
3:30 am July 19th, 2014

I drank half a pint of vodka Wednesday at 845 pm I threw up about 9:30 took an 80 hoururine test today at 4 I’m 5ft 3 inches tall 115 lbs I drank a lot of liquid will the test come up positive

jon
9:49 pm July 26th, 2014

i drank sunday and i have a lab test friday would it show up

rhiannon
10:27 am July 31st, 2014

I drink 1 bottle of wine most days I have always drank I lost my licence twice the 2nd time I applied for my licence back I had to have a medical they failed to give my licence back as they classed me as a high offender I am due for another medical which is going to be 98.50 how long should I stop drinking so that I can be clear of alcohol in my system thank you.

Carlie
6:32 pm August 5th, 2014

I drank a few beers and a few liquor drinks this afternoon and tomorrow I have to take a breathalyzer in my car will I pass ?

Sue
5:46 am August 9th, 2014

I drank 3 to 5 bottles of mouth wash over a 5 day period. I stopped 2 days ago. I have court on Monday. Will I pass if I am test breathalyzer or urine?

Rashad
7:26 pm August 13th, 2014

Jus had a double shot of Hennessey at 3pm.. I have the opinion of testing at 5pm-7pm today or 6am-9am in the morning the next day.. I weigh 175 at least.. is it safe to say I should go tomorrow??

Maria
12:39 am August 19th, 2014

If I took one gulp of 40% proof of tequila would it show up on an etg test 53 hours after consuming it?

bee
5:49 am August 19th, 2014

if I drink 4 shots of 100 proof at 11 pm will it show up in my ua at 11 am tomorrow?

bee
5:52 am August 19th, 2014

btw im 5’5″ and weigh 130 #s. help please…lots of anxiety…and dont judge. we all have our indiv situations!

curious
10:39 pm August 26th, 2014

I would like to know there is this energy drink by Budweiser called sparks and I did not know it had 6℅ alcohol in it til later I drunk them before going into work but got sick about 2 or 3 hours later but I was at work and felt sick so I threw up a few times and my job sent me to take lab work urine and blood so how long will it had stayed in my system.

Jeff
12:10 am August 30th, 2014

My girlfriend drinks 3-4 glasses of wine per night. Will it affect MY UA in the a.m.by kissing and having sex?

Eric
3:20 pm August 30th, 2014

If I started drinking last night at 6 and finished by 10pm and had a six pack 16 oz cans and one tall boy would I be able to drive by 8 am the next morning and pass my breathalyzer test

mark
4:30 pm September 2nd, 2014

Drank 6 pack of bud light 38 hours before a UA what are the chances of it still in my system im 5’10 appox. 160 lbs info would be greatly appreciated

Laura
9:09 am September 9th, 2014

I work in a factory in Wisconsin. We have had problems with people using Marijuana or Heroin. Because of this, they made us sign a form saying we would all submit to random drug and alcohol urine tests, and would be terminated if we either showed positive or diluted. If we refused the test, they would consider it a voluntary quit, basically fired with no chance of unemployment compensation. I am 39 yrs old, am not under any court-order not to use alcohol. If I have a drink hours before work, or even night before, and test positive on a urine test but obviously am not impaired, can I be fired? That doesn’t seem legal.

tony
7:37 am September 17th, 2014

Hi ive been drinking for a week n have a urine test thursday will it b clean by then

Amy
3:18 am September 24th, 2014

I drank 5 shots of alcohol and had 4 beers Monday night. When will I be clean for a urine test?

kadee
1:38 am September 25th, 2014

I am currently on probation and I have random UA’s I weigh 161 pounds how long can alcohol be in my system my probation officer told me they have test’s that can detect up to 80 hours back to see if I consumed any alcohol is this true?

mark
5:48 am September 28th, 2014

I drank a six pack of budlight 39 hrs before a urine test & past, i got no response on here because I was worried about mine hope that helps. I’m 160lbs

gavin
7:42 pm September 28th, 2014

I’ve used to drink everyday then I decided to stop because of getting in to trouble with the police and fighting all the time I’ve have not had a drink for 5 month’s and I need t proof I haven’t had drink what is the best way to proof this

Ivana @ Addiction Blog
12:29 pm September 29th, 2014

Hello Gavin. Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a direct metabolite of beverage alcohol (ethanol). Its presence in urine can be used to detect recent alcohol consumption (within the previous 3 to 4 days, or approximately 80 hours), even after ethanol is no longer measurable.

t
8:15 pm October 1st, 2014

Im worried that 25oz of beer will cause a fail on a probation alcohol test, im a 5’11 160 pound female…how long will it take to actually pass the alcohol test?

candie
10:01 pm October 6th, 2014

hello If I drank 4 shots and 3 beers on Friday night will it show up in a pee test on Tuesday. I am a woman 143 pounds

Sharon
11:35 pm October 6th, 2014

I have Hep.C How long does it take 4 Beers to leave my body to pass a court ordered test?

Lauren
1:59 am October 7th, 2014

If a 122lb, 5’4″ tall 15 yr old has 1 sip of a 24oz can of Strawberry Margarita, can it do anything?

jon
2:44 am October 7th, 2014

I have not drink in todays will i be good and i have drink 6 liters of water in a day and a half

lazybou
10:55 am October 8th, 2014

i am 54kgs i have five pts of mediun beer last night stopped at 2130 i am going for a blood test today at 1500 hrs will it be detacted

bc
4:21 pm October 8th, 2014

I have been drinking anywhere from a half pint to a pint and a half per day of vodka. If I don’t drink a day, I notice that my lips and mouth may start to tingle. Sometimes my hands shake. I believe I need help.

Derek
1:34 am October 13th, 2014

Good evening… I drank 1 pint of La Cumbre IPA with a 7.2 percent by ABV at 4pm this afternoon and have to do a Breathalyzer (Soberlink) test at 8:55pm this evening… will I pass??? I weigh 170 lbs, male and I ate a hamburger with it.

Martin
10:38 am October 13th, 2014

Hi there, I have been trying to research how the body deals with alcohol in terms of removing it, I have been binge drinking only at night for nearly a year sometimes 4 cans of 5% lager, sometimes a bottle of liqueur 15-37% volume. Now I find that the 5% lager does not work and yet a lesser volume does so always alternating so the drink will work. Been suffering with severe pain on my right side nearing towards my back, chronic diarrhoea and fatigue, so decided to stop as also having a lot of chest pain and low blood pressure, I am an ex heroin addict 9 years abstinence smoke pot but unmotivated me where as drink helped me to eat and sleep but now it keeps me awake when I do drink, since Friday I haven’t touched a drop and felt surprisingly ok bit today my arms are excreting large amounts of sweat was wondering if this is normal and what I can do to counter this as changing top every ten minutes small hardship I know but I am a full time carer for my disabled son whom is also medicated and drink was kinda a crutch for me made life easy at the start but now it just seems to keep causing I don’t eat well now, since Friday drinking tea not much else really, rehydration meds help for a limited time it just seems that I build tolerances fast with anything I take, I am currently taking medication 1.6mg buprenorphine, 80mg propranolol sustained release as suffer terrible with anxiety, even before alcohol, 80mg of diazepam 2mg morn 2mg afternoon and to finish mirtazipine 30mg at night. Also have issues sleeping. What I would like to know is that i have stopped but would like to drink only once a week or every other can this cause further problems with how long I have binge drinking for, is it safe and how long would my body need to recover to drink again responsible. Or is it that I can’t drink again because of how I abused it for the past year as I truly believe that I can control this and being brutely honest this is the longest I have gone without a drink, since Friday night. Have a lot of saliva in my mouth always a problem in how much is swallowed daily as my buprenorphine has to be dissolved under tongue so saliva been swallowed daily and throughout and it’s killing my appetite even tho stomach is crippling empty I just don’t want to eat anything I have no teeth just false top set and it is ruining my life have no confidence no self worth, self esteem I just want to wake up without throwing up phlegm that i have consumed in the night.
Thank you and best regards,
Martin.
I am 39 years of age 5ft 5″, roughly 60-65kg.

sam
9:49 pm October 16th, 2014

wed nite had two bottle of beers and 1 glass of wine. between hours of 8-10:15 p.m. UA has to be done by 5 p.m. Friday. Will alcohol show up?

Jimmy
6:24 am October 21st, 2014

Hi I weigh 93kgs,I drink 6 beers a night at4.8%and have a test At4pm will I b ok??

clayton
2:53 pm October 23rd, 2014

If i weigh 160 pounds and i drank 5 bud lights in 7 hours and have a breathalyzer test 11 hours later will i pass

Eric
4:38 am October 27th, 2014

If I drank a six pack on Friday of beer and I weigh 160 and have a surprise alcohol drug test on Monday at five can I pass it if I have been drinking a lot of water all weekend?

sandy
6:24 pm October 27th, 2014

I havent drunk any alcohol in 2months, I had a drug test done and they said my urine showed alcohol, is there anything in the body that could cause you to produce alcohol in your system. And what could cause that?

Kayla
7:12 am October 28th, 2014

Ii had stopped drinking for two weeks I usually drink 18s Bourbon and cola 8 percent my bloods come up pretty high 90+ how long do I have to stop drinking for it to come right down to the 30s I’m in mid 20s 70 kgs

Quincy
9:29 pm October 30th, 2014

I drunk a 32 oz mix can I pass a test in 48 hrs

Thomas
5:12 am October 31st, 2014

If I am male 150 pounds and I drink 6 shots of vodka on an empty stomach, how many long will it take to have 0% alchol content in my system? will my system be clean for a breathanalyzer

SaySay
12:07 am November 6th, 2014

I Get Drug Tested Every Wednesday ! If I Drink A Week Before Or 5 Days Before My Drug Test Will I Be Clean Yet ? I Weigh 106 Pounds & I Am 5’3

Amy
4:24 am November 10th, 2014

If someone consumed 2 pints of tequila & then a beer would it show up in a test 24 hours later?

Danielle
5:53 am November 14th, 2014

Hi, would anyone be kind enough to tell me how long drinking one or two beers will make it last in my urine? Drinking the beer at 11pm, ill make sure to be done by midnight, have a urine test at around 3pm tomorrow. Think ill be okay??

Danielle
5:55 am November 14th, 2014

I weigh 100 and im 5’1″ by the way, please someone help mee. Thank you.

Steve
11:04 pm November 15th, 2014

@Danielle, you’ll be fine.

Daryl
12:57 am November 16th, 2014

It depends on the beer. Beers and wines vary widely in ABV (alcohol by volume). A “standard drink” in the U. S. is 1.5 oz. of 80 proof liquor which is 40% ABV. This equals 0.6 oz. of alcohol. This is equivalent to 12 oz. of 5% ABV beer and 5 oz. of 12% ABV wine. An imperial pale ale can be as high at 9 or 10% alcohol, so if you like a well-hopped ale, look for a “session” ale, e.g., Founders All-Day IPA which is 4.7% ABV. A tasty session lager is Kona Longboard Island Lager, which is 4.6% ABV. This is just a shade more alcohol and 50 times the flavor than the slightly sour, carbonated water called Bud Light! The same thing applies to wine, with some wines–some Moscatos and Astis from the Piedmont, for example–clocking in as low as 4-6% ABV. Drinking an entire bottle of such a wine could be the equivalent of two standard beers, even less! But, you’ve got to read the labels or you’ll end up in a place you don’t want to be! As Aristotle said, moderation in all things.

d
7:07 pm November 17th, 2014

I am a woman I weigh 150 lbs I drank 25 fl oz of alcohol. How long will it stay in my system?

joey
3:45 am November 18th, 2014

I weigh 155 and I drank a 40% $12 dollar bottle of Hennessy yesterday on Sunday. Will the alcohol be out my system by Wednesday?

derek
8:52 pm November 20th, 2014

How long do u have to stop drinking for a blood test ect sample if I had 3 beers tonight wld it show up on blood and urine test tomoz at 12 am am 6 ft 15stone

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