A few simple things to remember so as to avoid a dreaded hangover after a night of binge drinking and alcohol abuse.
These are various ways that one can do before,
during and after a drinking session to prevent an unbearable hangover the next
a healthy, well-balanced meal: Always eat a healthy and well-balanced
meal before drinking. A full stomach slows down the absorption of alcohol
into the bloodstream.
greasy, fried and oily food: Greasy and oily foods take longer to
digest. A combination of fat and alcohol tends to make one lethargic and
your drink every 40 minutes: Typically, the body can metabolize a
1 oz drink within an hour. While this may not be possible during a party,
at least time your drinks every 30-40 minutes.
Highballs NOT shots: Avoid drinking shots that can be consumed
quickly. Use mixers or drink cocktails which take longer to drink (unless
you insist on drinking bottoms-up) so that itís easy to time your drinks.
Drink lots and lots of water:
Alcohol tends to dehydrate the body, so drinking lots of water will not only
prevent a rise in the blood alcohol concentration but also helps to
increase frequency of urination that can excrete the alcohol content.
Donít mix drinks: Stick to
one type of alcoholic beverage during a drinking session. If you start
with beer keep drinking only beer. Do not consume hard liquor after beer
or vice versa.
Say NO to drugs: Do NOT, under
any circumstances, consume any sort of drugs or medicines while drunk on
alcohol. Not only will that aggravate your intoxication but could also be
Know your alcohol tolerance limit:
One should always be aware of their alcohol tolerance limit and not
indulge in binge drinking. In general, the limit is up to 4 or 5 one ounce
drinks for men and 3 or 4 one ounce drinks for women. Anything more is alcohol abuse.
Do physical activities: Donít
just sit in one place and keep drinking. Go out for a walk in the fresh
air or go dancing in a club. Physical exertion can help to metabolize the
alcohol in the bloodstream faster.
Drink water before sleeping: After
the party and before going to bed, donít forget to rehydrate and detox yourself by drinking
plenty of water.