• Alcohol may take only a few minutes to be absorbed into the bloodstream and start acting on the brain.
  • Absorption rate is increased when drinking on an empty stomach or when consuming drinks made with mixers.
  • Elimination of alcohol from the body is a very slow process and it is not possible to speed it up with any "sobering-up" measures like a shower or a cup of coffee.
  • You may not be fit to drive many hours after drinking.