Category: DUI Biology

The Anatomy of a DUI – Alcohol in Men vs. Women

 Alcohol in Men vs. Women

As I discussed in a previous article, alcohol has an affinity for water.   This means that alcohol is attracted to body tissues and organs that have a high water content. Once the alcohol moves from the stomach into the blood, it will be distributed throughout the various body tissues and organs by the blood in proportion to their water contents, and deposited in those tissues and organs by the blood. Continue reading “The Anatomy of a DUI – Alcohol in Men vs. Women”

The Anatomy of a DUI – How the Body Eliminates Alcohol

In my last blog article (September 02, 2015) I provided a brief overview of how alcohol is distributed throughout the body.  This article will focus on how the consumed alcohol is eliminated from the body.

Elimination: As soon as the alcohol enters the blood stream, the body starts eliminating it by a process in the liver called enzymatic oxidation (metabolism). Continue reading “The Anatomy of a DUI – How the Body Eliminates Alcohol”

The Anatomy of a DUI – Absorption of Alcohol

In my last article I provided a brief overview of alcohol, mainly ethanol, which is the type of alcohol consumed by humans in alcoholic beverages.  Ethanol is produced through the process of fermentation (up to 15%) and by distillation for beverages with higher alcohol concentrations such as rum, vodka, whiskey, etc.  In this article I will discuss how alcohol is absorbed into the body. Continue reading “The Anatomy of a DUI – Absorption of Alcohol”

The Anatomy of a DUI – An Overview of Alcohol

Over the past few months I have been asked by many individuals various questions relating to DUI.  I believe that knowledge is power, and when you have the knowledge you are in a better position to protect yourself.  Therefore, I decided to write this column to provide information relating to DUI so to educate and inform and to help individuals have a better understanding of DUI. Continue reading “The Anatomy of a DUI – An Overview of Alcohol”