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Alcohol Myths Busted

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Myth: I have a high tolerance

Maybe—but that doesn’t mean it takes you more booze to get drunk; it simply takes you more alcohol to feel drunk.

"There are people whose bodies process alcohol differently and who appear to have a high tolerance," Dr. Walters acknowledges. "But that puts them at a higher risk of dangerous decision-making, because their bodies aren’t giving them the cues that they’ve had too much to drink."

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