Junior Ganymede
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Getting roaring drunk the safe and temporary way

May 17th, 2012 by Bartleby

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May 17th, 2012 13:58:41
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Vader
May 17, 2012

Since a few milligrams of spritzed alcohol cannot possibly produce the effect described, this is yet another monument to the power of suggestion.

That is: The users are indeed getting briefly drunk; but only because they think they’re getting an effective dose of intoxicant.


Agellius
May 18, 2012

If true, what un-fun.


Agellius
May 18, 2012

Vader:

Would the fact that it’s inhaled (if it is) make a difference?


Bookslinger
May 18, 2012

I think Vader has a point. For a person to get drunk, alcohol has to get into the brain. For alcohol to get into the brain, it has to get there via the blood supply.

To go directly from mouth to brain, it would have to be absorbed by the mucous membranes of the mouth, directly into the carotid artery which comes up the neck and around the back sides (behind the cheek, up by the ear), and which feeds the brain.

However, there are plenty of other blood vessels servicing the mucosa of the mouth, and those veins/arteries are going to disperse that drop back to the heart and elsewhere in the body.

.075 ml is 1.5% of a teaspoon, or, about 1 to 1.5 drops, depending on drop size.

As I remember from my drinking days, when doing shooters, straight shots of 80 proof (40%) alcohol, there is a slight warming rush as the alcohol passes over mucous membranes of the mouth/throat. And it’s likely that more than the equivalent of .075 ml of pure alcohol is absorbed when downing a shot of 80 proof. In those cases, other than the warming rush, there was no instantaneous inebriation.

Gargling with Listerine (which is about 27% alcohol, though not the same type of alcohol as potable spirits) probably causes you to absorb more than .075 ml of pure alcohol.

So I think Vader is right, the power of suggestion is confusing the warming rush with inebriation.

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