# How long does it take for your body to get rid of the alcohol in one standard drink? a. 10 Minutes b. 20 Minutes c. 1 hour d. 2 hours

It is estimated that it could take up to 2 hours for your body to get rid of the alcohol in one standard drink.

The general rule of thumb, is that 2 "Standard Drinks" in the first hour will raise your BAC to 0.05%, and one "Standard Drink" per hour thereafter will maintain that level.

To do a quick calculation of whether you are over 0.05% BAC simply take the number of hours since your first drink and add 1 to it. This is the number of "Standard Drinks" that you could safely have in that period. Then calculate the number of "Standard Drinks" that you actually had, and compare the 2 results.

Determining exactly how long alcohol is detectable in the body depends on many variables, including which kind of drug test is being used. Alcohol—also known as booze, beer, and wine—can be detected for a shorter time with some tests, but can be "visible" for up to 3 months in other tests.

The following is an estimated range of times, or detection windows, during which alcohol can be detected by various testing methods (from VeryWell.com):