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I had around 9 drinks (Bacardi and Diets) from 7PM to

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I had around 9 drinks (Bacardi and Diets) from 7PM to 11:30PM on Friday. Will I pass an ETG Sunday Morning?

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Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago
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Hello,

No probably not ...

The ETG test is a metabolite of alcohol ...it may detect alcohol consumption up to 80 hours after you last ingested alcohol ...

Possible that lower amounts might escape but from what you describe in this time frame you would expect a positive result I am afraid ...

You need to plan accordingly ....

Positive etg test would be my honest prediction based on your history ..

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Good luck ...

Best Regards ***** *****!

Anthony Bray MD

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
How much time would need to elapse?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
How can I plan accordingly?
Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

80 hours to be safe ....so a bit over three full days ( which of course that is 72 hours ) so 3 full days plus 8 hours ...push plenty of fluids ...

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Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

I don't know your situation exactly ....

The ETG is not a breathilizer type test ...you do not have to have been drinking as recently to fail that test ( test positive for alcohol consumption )

You in normal circumstances would not be doing anything wrong to have drinks in your time off....the test being positive DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE DRUNK AT ALL for example ....

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Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

The test may be required in some kind or for legal reasons however ...so as I said I do not know your circumstance ....

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Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

Some jobs may require -- airline pilot for example ??

Or legal situation such as prior DWI CONVICTION may lead to a legal order that you not drink....

So some situations you may be in trouble but others not . .

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Heavy doses of water and such can speed the process of ETG?
Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

Flush system with plenty of fluids would be best bet for you but if you have any option to DELAY test baying 80 hours that would be best bet for you ....

Gatorade as a good fluid and 12 ounces every hour while awake ...

I can't give you any honest way to guarantee you a negative result however ....not from 9 fmdrinks from Friday night to Sunday AM....

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Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

Don't drink like gallons of pure water though ...that can be dangerous and I must advise against that !!!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I think I have had 3 gallons of water
Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

Please be careful ...especially large amounts of just water over short time may cause sodium level to drop...can cause cells to swell including brain...too much water can actually be FATAL...watch for headache / nausea / sense of disorientation....

3 gallons of water spread out over time less dangerous ...

You want some electrolytes to balance excess water intake in short term though ....

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Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

It is that you can potentially harm yourself even with too fast ingestion of water ....it dilutes system too much ......you need balance with salts to not push your sodium , potassium , other electrolytes too low....

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you
Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

You can help replenish sodium to eat salty foods such as chips / crackers / etc....

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Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 2 years ago

Good luck to you ....rather !

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