I was watching an episode of Law and Order:SVU and learned something. A google search told it isn't something made up for the show. Did you realize that you can become intoxicated on alcohol by absorbing it through your rectum or vagina? Some girls/women even soak tampons in vodka and then use them. While it seems logical after I gave it some thought, it had never occurred to me that anyone would do this. It has got to be painful - yuck! It supposedly would mean that you would register with little or no alcohol on a breathalyzer test. A blood test would show it, of course, but those are not standard. I know many of us have alcoholics in our lives so maybe being aware this can happen could help us figure out what is going on when a loved one appears drunk but does not smell like they have been drinking.