Every once in a while you go out with your friends for drinks while catching up on how you have all been. This will probably lead to one of your friends not drinking, so he can drive you home, if all of you get drunk then you will have to catch a ride for safety purposes. Being drunk is defined differently by all sorts of people depending on how many drinks they need to feel fuzzy or drunk and how regular they drink. If you consume alcohol regularly, with time your body will get used to the amount you drink and will require more level in order for to feel drunk. This does not mean you are not drunk yet just because you have not felt the effects, you are but your body has already gotten used to it. You should avoid drinking regularly as this will make your body get used to the drink quickly and you will be less like to reduce the alcohol content in your stream.
When your blood alcohol level is 0.08 grams per deciliter and above, you are considered unfit to drive as this is still too high and reduces alertness. Assuming you are not a regular consumer, the rate of becoming sober quickly will depend on you if you eat well before involving the drinking or not. Eating well before, can reduce the absorption of the booze or wine into the bloodstream and prevent the level of being drunk from being high, and by a few hours it can wear off. Of course, you will need to rest afterwards so you can wake up feeling refreshed and sober. If you took it heavily then it is advisable for you to leave your car for at least another day, just but to be safe and take a ride to work. This is because a unit of booze requires at least an hour to leave the body, and if you had too much of the drinks you can calculate the time you need.
The time needed to sober up might be much more for females than for males, women will take more time to go back to their wheels than the time men will need. Females have less concentration of water in their bodies and this affects how the alcohol is diluted while in the stream, this can make you stay drunk for a longer time than you thought of. Also, the high amount of fat stored in the female body retains the booze rather than dilute it or help in absorbing it, and this is how the male require less time to freshen up. Apart from gender, the general weight of a person can affect how fast you will be drunk and how fast you will sober up. Body size to volume ratio applies here as well as the bigger a person is, the more they will need high amounts to feel they have consumed something. The big body will absorb everything it accepts quickly and remove it also quickly, it is directly proportional.
Your consumption rate really matters a lot because needs time to take in, break down everything and release it to the bloodstream. The body works with a specific rate of speed and if you are drinking too much at a very fast rate then you will probably be overtaking it. This will make you become drunk fast and you will not freshen up quickly. Even when you stop drinking, the body will still be taking in the excess amount that it had yet taken. If you consumed at a slower rate then you stop drinking, the drink will start to wear off after some time. Drinking water before and after consuming helps in reducing the effects as it tends to dilute the content.
The alcohol content in your drink definitely affects how easily drunk you will get. High contents will give you effects even with just one glass while less content might take time. As long as you have high content in your blood you cannot drive properly as your vision may be blurred and of course, your alertness will reduce. If you want to go back to driving your car and to be safe give yourself a few hours to sober up if you had a few drinks. For heavy drinker it will be better if you just grab a ride for you are never sure when you will grab another drink.