Absorption of Alcohol

    Absorption refers to how alcohol gets into the bloodstream. Metabolism is the breakdown and elimination of alcohol from the bloodstream. The body metabolizes alcohol at a constant rate, and more slowly than it is absorbed. This explains how consumption can lead to intoxication.

    Factors related to absorption

    Not every person will absorb and metabolize alcohol the same. Many factors affect how a body can absorb and break down alcohol, thereby contributing to the overall amount of alcohol in the body. Click each factor below to learn more.