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Old 12-04-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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But he is slurring his words more as the night goes on. A few Coors lite would not cause that as he has been a beer drinker for years.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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But he is slurring his words more as the night goes on. A few Coors lite would not cause that as he has been a beer drinker for years.
If you don't know what he's been drinking, then how do you know it would only be "a few" Coors lites? It could be a couple six packs.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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What you are probably smelling is the waste products of alcohol being processed by the body. Those will come out in the urine, breath and sweat.

That's why people who drink vodka aren't fooling anyone because as soon as the liver starts to break it down you will smell it on the breath. That would be within an hour.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Beer does not smell like rubbing alcohol.
If someone is really drunk, and/or has been drinking all day or night, then your smelling the alcohol that was in whatever they were drinking. Could be beer, could be whiskey. THeir body pushes it out in their sweat and on their breath.

You can smell beer on someone's breath after they've had half of a beer...

Alcohol is Alcohol, be it in Beer, Wine, Vodka, Moonshine, or Rum.

And I disagree that it has no odor. Even good vodka has an odor, rubbing alcohol has an odor, ethanol in the lab has an odor...They aren't uniformly pungent, but they do smell.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:39 PM
 
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Drugs/Alcohol will effect different people in different ways


I was at a social function where someone smelt like beer, no
big deal however their attitude and composure indicted something
more was going on


Long story short, Diabetic person who should have not been drinking


Lesson: Expect the Unexpected !
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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This does not belong in the food forum. If you are concerned about this person's alcohol intake then ask it in the Health and wellness forum. If you feel this person needs help talk to them about it. BTW clear alcohol does not smell on someone's breath. I know this because my mom is alcoholic (2 weeks sober today) Vodka was her go to drink.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:42 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:53 PM
 
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Alcohol doesn't have any smell. It's the hops, barley and other "stuff" that you can smell on your breath. The besy way to avoid smelling of hops, barley etc is to drink a clear spirit such as vodka or gin, especially if you drink them neat.
This could not be more wrong.

The smell of beer - ie, the smell of the non-alcohol components - is fairly short-lived because of something called digestion. Alcohol is a toxin, and it takes the liver awhile to process it. Until it's processed by the liver - at roughly the rate of one drink per hour - you smell like alcohol because as a toxin it permeates your body. Unlike barley and hops (beer) or grapes (wine) or sugar/corn/blue agave (rum/bourbon/tequila), which are simply digested, alcohol is everywhere. This includes your blood (obviously - that's where BAC, or blood-alcohol-content, comes from). And because it's in your blood, it's in your lungs (where the blood goes to release carbon dioxide and acquire oxygen) and when you exhale after drinking but before your live has finished metabolizing all the alcohol you've consumed, you're not only exhaling the inert components of air as well as carbon dioxide and residual oxygen but alcohol as well - which, of course, is why breathalyzers can function. And, yes, alcohol has a smell.

The trite old 'vodka doesn't smell' is the sort of thing brand-new underage drinkers 'learn', and usually figure out that it's complete BS long before they turn 21.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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We live in a world of people who enjoy and sometimes abuse or become addicted to alcohol. And yet the average person has almost no information about how it interacts with the body.

The substance we enjoy is ETOH, ethanol alcohol, and it exists in every alcoholic beverage we use. When determining whether alcohol use is problematic, what "flavor" or intensity of alcohol the person is drinking isn't as important as is what the alcohol is doing to the individual.

Are they becoming argumentative, dishonest, violent?
Are there legal problems associated with the drinking?
Are they hiding alcohol or not wanting to do things because they'd rather drink?
Are others complaining about the drinking?

Those are a few of the questions to consider.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:41 AM
 
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Might be a strange question but if someone reeks of liquor and seems drunk and they tell you it’s beer (Coors lite is what they drink), are they lying? I am not an expert but what I smell seems to be vodka or whiskey and they deny it. So either I’m wrong and they smell the same or he is hiding it somewhere.
why are you so worried about what this person has been drinking? If you ask me all those questions I would tell you it's non of you're business.

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