At Specific B.A.C. Levels
The effects of alcohol intoxication are greatly influenced by individual
variations among users. Some users may become intoxicated at a much
lower Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level than is shown.
0.02-0.03 BAC: No loss of coordination, slight euphoria and
loss of shyness. Depressant effects are not apparent. Mildly relaxed
and maybe a little lightheaded.
0.04-0.06 BAC: Feeling of well-being, relaxation, lower inhibitions,
sensation of warmth. Euphoria. Some minor impairment of reasoning
and memory, lowering of caution. Your behavior may become exaggerated
and emotions intensified (Good emotions are better, bad emotions
0.07-0.09 BAC: Slight impairment of balance, speech, vision,
reaction time, and hearing. Euphoria. Judgment and self-control
are reduced, and caution, reason and memory are impaired, .08 is
legally impaired and it is illegal to drive at this
level. You will probably believe that you are functioning better
than you really are.
0.10-0.125 BAC: Significant impairment of motor coordination
and loss of good judgment. Speech may be slurred; balance, vision,
reaction time and hearing will be impaired. Euphoria.
0.13-0.15 BAC: Gross motor impairment and lack of physical
control. Blurred vision and major loss of balance. Euphoria is reduced
and dysphoria (anxiety, restlessness) is beginning to appear. Judgment
and perception are severely impaired.
0.16-0.19 BAC: Dysphoria predominates, nausea may appear.
The drinker has the appearance of a "sloppy drunk."
0.20 BAC: Felling dazed, confused or otherwise disoriented.
May need help to stand or walk. If you injure yourself you may not
feel the pain. Some people experience nausea and vomiting at this
level. The gag reflex is impaired and you can choke if you do vomit.
Blackouts are likely at this level so you may not remember what
0.25 BAC: All mental, physical and sensory functions are
severely impaired. Increased risk of asphyxiation from choking on
vomit and of seriously injuring yourself by falls or other accidents.
0.30 BAC: STUPOR. You have little comprehension of where
you are. You may pass out suddenly and be difficult to awaken.
0.35 BAC: Coma is possible. This is the level of surgical
0.40 BAC and up: Onset of coma, and possible death due to