Ascending and descending rates of change in blood alcohol concentrations and subjective intoxication ratings.

@article{Martin1990AscendingAD,
  title={Ascending and descending rates of change in blood alcohol concentrations and subjective intoxication ratings.},
  author={Christopher S. Martin and Mitchell E Earleywine},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse},
  year={1990},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={345-52}
}
Subjective feelings of intoxication help determine drinking-related behavior. Most experiments in this area have examined levels of intoxication at different blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) rather than the rate of change of these variables over time. In the present experiments, the rate of change of BACs and of intoxication ratings were compared on both the ascending and the descending limbs of these variables after alcohol challenge. BACs and intoxication ratings reached peak values at the… CONTINUE READING