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The amount of time alcohol stays in your system can vary depending on several factors such as the amount and frequency of alcohol consumed, body weight, gender, and metabolism.

In general, alcohol can be detected in urine for up to 12-24 hours after drinking. Blood tests can detect alcohol for up to 12 hours, while hair tests can detect alcohol use for up to 90 days. However, these timeframes can vary based on individual factors.

It’s important to note that while alcohol may no longer be detectable in your system, its effects on your body and behavior can still linger. For example, if you drink heavily the night before, you may still feel the effects of a hangover the next day.