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When thinking, drinking do mix

By SUSAN ASCHOFF
Published March 10, 2005


A pocket guide that shows how many drinks over how many hours it takes to push one's blood-alcohol level into the "you've got trouble" zone is here just in time for spring break.

More than 20,000 guides have beem distributed at the University of Virginia, where two professors developed the card while studying the risks, from vomiting to traffic accidents, of high blood-alcohol concentration. Students said they found the cards, which are laminated and fold to fit in a wallet, useful in determining boundaries for safe driving and partying.

In Florida, intoxication is legally presumed at 0.08 and above. On the card, anywhere in the blue or orange zones can be risky to health and safety.

[Last modified March 9, 2005, 09:40:04]


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