Alcohol adversely affects your ability to drive as soon as you have your first drink. If you drive while impaired, you are putting your own life and the life of others at risk.
For the same amount of alcohol consumed and at the same weight, women usually have a slightly higher blood alcohol concentration than men. However, a person's sex has a fairly negligible effect compared to other factors, such as:
Mixing alcohol with drugs or medication accelerates and amplifies impairment. For example, mixing alcohol with cannabis multiplies your risk of having an accident by 15.
Last update: June 2, 2022