Drinking Alcohol at High Elevations

"Since the lungs have to work harder to get oxygen into the blood in high altitudes, alcohol is absorbed into the blood system quicker, speeding up the effect that a couple of drinks would normally have. The bottom line — two or three drinks in Denver will pack more of a wallop than at sea level."

Source: Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau "DENVER TRULY IS A MILE HIGH – And High Altitude Can Play Some Interesting Tricks"

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