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Title: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Compassion Fills the Void on April 17, 2012, 09:26:28 pm
I'm sure I've been around 0.3 my freshman year of college, or at least approaching there. In the past five years it's probably something like 0.17 or so.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: CLARENCE 2015! on April 17, 2012, 09:29:21 pm
I am sure it is around there


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: © tweed on April 17, 2012, 09:31:15 pm
by one calculation it was .38, though it likely was a touch lower.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Compassion Fills the Void on April 17, 2012, 09:41:10 pm
by one calculation it was .38, though it likely was a touch lower.

Did you puke?


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: © tweed on April 17, 2012, 09:42:34 pm
no, did not even black out.  I had been drinking heavily multiple times a week for multiple months so my tolerance was sky-high.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Compassion Fills the Void on April 17, 2012, 09:44:51 pm
no, did not even black out.  I had been drinking heavily multiple times a week for multiple months so my tolerance was sky-high.

If that didn't interfere with my employment it'd be a good thing to do in the leadup to an event like Dude Fest.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: © tweed on April 17, 2012, 09:50:00 pm
no, did not even black out.  I had been drinking heavily multiple times a week for multiple months so my tolerance was sky-high.

If that didn't interfere with my employment it'd be a good thing to do in the leadup to an event like Dude Fest.

there are some, you know, negative effects.  independent of any civilizational obligations.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: LastVoter on April 17, 2012, 09:53:22 pm
Achieving tolerance to a substance shouldn't be anyone's goal.
I'm guessing mine was in modest .25-.3 range, as a senior in high school.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Compassion Fills the Void on April 17, 2012, 09:55:37 pm
I wonder if Dude Fest results in an at least >1% boost in business for Indianapolis liquor stores.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: © tweed on April 17, 2012, 09:58:20 pm
I wonder if Dude Fest results in an at least >1% boost in business for Indianapolis liquor stores.

perhaps you could write an econometric dissertation that researches this question.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Compassion Fills the Void on April 17, 2012, 10:01:42 pm
FYI one of the dumbest alcohol laws I've ever heard of: In Indiana liquor stores can legally sell non-alcoholic drinks (aka chasers), but only if they are sold warm. They can refrigerate their beer, but any soft drink bottles need to be left outside of that.

I mean seriously, what is the point of that?


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: 🍁 Hatman on April 17, 2012, 11:47:40 pm
Never measured it. I can't say the most drinks I've ever had, mostly due to be too inebriated to remember/count them. I'm guessing no more than 10 in an evening.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: patrick1 on April 18, 2012, 12:06:56 am
Something embarrassing I'm sure. Either out of a misplaced sense of macho or suppression of depression, Ive gone to the brink many times. I suppose contenders would be the time I drank 50 10 oz drafts in 2.5 hours or when I drank a liter of booze and a 12 pack over course of a few hours.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Tender Branson on April 18, 2012, 12:27:22 am
Maybe 2.5 ‰ or so when I was 15-17, during a few parties where we used to play some drinking games and got too much of the hard stuff.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Compassion Fills the Void on April 18, 2012, 12:28:46 am
Maybe 2.5 ‰ or so when I was 15-17, during a few parties where we used to play some drinking games and got too much of the hard stuff.

No one could ever hit 2.5%. You'd be dead well before you were halfway there. 0.25 is 0.25%, not 2.5%.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Tender Branson on April 18, 2012, 12:31:23 am
Maybe 2.5 ‰ or so when I was 15-17, during a few parties where we used to play some drinking games and got too much of the hard stuff.

No one could ever hit 2.5%. You'd be dead well before you were halfway there. 0.25 is 0.25%, not 2.5%.

It's promille, not percent.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Miles on April 18, 2012, 12:32:21 am
Very, very low considering I rarely ever drink.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on April 18, 2012, 12:33:55 am
Maybe 2.5 ‰ or so when I was 15-17, during a few parties where we used to play some drinking games and got too much of the hard stuff.

No one could ever hit 2.5%. You'd be dead well before you were halfway there. 0.25 is 0.25%, not 2.5%.

It's promille, not percent.

Is that how they measure it in Europe?


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: LastVoter on April 18, 2012, 12:34:56 am
Btw my BAC was achieved with 10-12 shots over 6 or so hours with 160 lbs wt.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: LastVoter on April 18, 2012, 12:35:29 am
I've only seen promille's used in text books


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Tender Branson on April 18, 2012, 12:36:05 am
Maybe 2.5 ‰ or so when I was 15-17, during a few parties where we used to play some drinking games and got too much of the hard stuff.

No one could ever hit 2.5%. You'd be dead well before you were halfway there. 0.25 is 0.25%, not 2.5%.

It's promille, not percent.

Is that how they measure it in Europe.

Yup.

Every newspaper report says something like "Man crashed car into a wall, guy had 2‰"


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Napoleon on April 18, 2012, 01:20:25 am
In college we used to solo fifths.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Gustaf on April 18, 2012, 01:24:09 am
Maybe 2.5 ‰ or so when I was 15-17, during a few parties where we used to play some drinking games and got too much of the hard stuff.

No one could ever hit 2.5%. You'd be dead well before you were halfway there. 0.25 is 0.25%, not 2.5%.

It's promille, not percent.

Is that how they measure it in Europe?

I don't know if there is a European standard, but, yeah, that's how we do it in Sweden at least.

I've no idea. I think my brother hit 2.9 promille once (so 0.29%). We know because he was taken in by the police. :P

I don't think I've ever been on any astounding levels.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Simfan34 on April 19, 2012, 10:02:38 am
0.00 or whatever the natural BAC is.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Alt-Grumps on April 19, 2012, 11:21:52 am
I'm sure I was too drunk to know.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Homage to Catalonia on April 19, 2012, 11:27:40 am
I'm sure I was too drunk to know.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: angus on April 19, 2012, 11:34:04 am
2.9 promille once (so 0.29%).

ppt is the english version of what you call "promille" but that unit (parts per thousand) is used more for analyses of air quality than for blood alcohol content.  For blood alcohol we use percent.  

Mine has only been measured twice.  Both times I was was way drunk, and I'm sure my alcohol content far exceeded the 1.0% legal limit, but both times the officer didn't have the portable unit in the back of his car, so I had a ~15 minute ride, cuffed, in the back seat of the squad car to hyperventilate profusely.  Both times I was able to pull of a measurement of around 0.6% or something like that.  Low enough so that I didn't have to get a drunk driving ticket, which I understand is very, very expensive.  Once the officer made notes of the fact that I was hyperventilating profusely and the local prosecuting attorney decided to make a stink about it.  I had to hire an attorney to get me out of it, but it was still far cheaper than a drunk driving conviction would have been.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Boris on April 19, 2012, 12:07:55 pm
Probably around .25 or so. It's always the shots that get you.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Averroës on April 19, 2012, 01:53:44 pm
Most likely about .3%; I did not drink responsibly as an underclassman, and during those years I also weighed very little (about 115-120 lbs).


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 20, 2012, 12:46:45 pm
1.79 promille the one time I was tested. But I've definitely been drunker than that.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Eraserhead on April 20, 2012, 04:51:06 pm
Not sure. Probably pretty high.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Ebowed on April 20, 2012, 10:31:19 pm
Never measured it.  I probably haven't had more than 28 standard drinks in an evening.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: TJ in Wisco on April 20, 2012, 10:35:21 pm
According to an online calculator I hit .074 once a couple years ago. Still under the legal limit, but I'd never even consider driving like that. I haven't touched alcohol in close to two months. Maybe I need to get out more.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on April 21, 2012, 04:38:51 pm
Probably just above 0 after I have fondue with my family.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Northam for Governor '17 on April 21, 2012, 04:43:57 pm
0.00


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Badger on April 22, 2012, 05:27:29 pm
Never had it measured.

The highest I've ever seen measured out of the hundreds (if not thousands) of DUI cases I've defended or prosecuted was just over a .40, and the old rummie was still conscious and talking!


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Bacon! 🔥 on April 22, 2012, 05:46:26 pm
I reached the vicinity of .30 twice as a freshman; it certainly sucked, but I learned my limits. (Never been tested, though, that's just my best estimate based on how much I drank and the effects).


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: fezzyfestoon on April 22, 2012, 07:59:17 pm
I don't know that when I'm at my drunkest I'm of a clear enough mind to go have my blood alcohol level tested. I did do a tool online based on guesses and I've definitely at least passed .35


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: © tweed on April 22, 2012, 08:00:09 pm
I don't know that when I'm at my drunkest I'm of a clear enough mind to go have my blood alcohol level tested. I did do a tool online based on guesses and I've definitely at least passed .35

that's Big Boy territory!  be careful you don't drop dead.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: fezzyfestoon on April 22, 2012, 08:02:29 pm
Yeah, that's higher than I expected, I don't remember ever having been in near-death territory haha


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: © tweed on April 22, 2012, 08:07:24 pm
Yeah, that's higher than I expected, I don't remember ever having been in near-death territory haha

such is often a key part of the problem!


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Boris on April 22, 2012, 11:56:00 pm
Yeah, a nurse subsequently told me of my .25 BAC - the only verfiable post-blackout number I can report.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: Bacon! 🔥 on April 23, 2012, 10:10:41 am
Yeah, that's higher than I expected, I don't remember ever having been in near-death territory haha

The problem with those BAC calculators is that they assume that when you drink something it automatically "enters your system," but alcohol can actually take a while for your body to digest (especially if you have a stomach-full of it already). Counting drinks alone, my highest BAC "should" have been something around a .38, but there was quite a bit of that volume that I vomited out before it did anything to me.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: oreomilkshake on April 23, 2012, 11:15:32 am
What normal person measures that? Stop being such a degenerate.


Title: Re: What's the highest blood alcohol content you've ever hit?
Post by: angus on April 25, 2012, 09:46:30 am
What normal person measures that? Stop being such a degenerate.

Normal people don't, law enforcement officers do.  Normal people have only one job:  do whatever it takes to keep your exhaust gas as non-volatile as possible in the brief time you have between being stopped for drunk driving and the time they actually administer the breath analysis.