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Your Blood Alcohol Content can continue to rise for up to 3 hours after your last drink.
On average, the liver breaks down a little less than one standard drink per hour. Before driving, you should wait at least an hour for each standard drink you've had.
Even very small amounts of alcohol can affect your concentration, judgement and performance. You may feel like you are fine, but your reaction times are slower than normal, and your concentration is dulled. This is important when you need a high degree of skill and concentration, or if the safety of others is involved.