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Easy Tips to Reduce or Avoid a Hangover

Updated on July 26, 2012
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There are few things worse than a nasty hangover. Yet we do it to ourselves by drinking heavily. It is fun and can even be worth it, but there are some preventative measures to reduce or eliminate a hangover.


Alcohol dehydrates us and depletes our body's reserve of B-vitamins. But while you are drinking, you are not aware of this. It does not hit you until you wake up and your mouth feels like a desert and your head feels like it is filled with concrete. If you think ahead and chug some water with a vitamin before you go to bed, waking up will be much, much easier. Often no hangover whatsoever is experienced. And obviously the more sleep, the better.

If you get too drunk to remember to do this, then do so before you start drinking or first thing in the morning. It is better than nothing and can prevent your day from being a waste.

Vitamin Water is a convenient choice, too.


Wine and champagne seem to create the nastiest hangovers. They are heavy and most contain sulfites which are artificial preservatives. You may choose organic wine that does not contain sulfites. Organic wine can be found very cheap and tastes great.

One glass of red wine is supposed to be good for your health, but not an entire bottle.


It is best to stick with just one type of alcohol if possible. Don't start off with mixed drinks, take shots of different liquor, and then go to beer. Picture that all mixed up in your stomach... your body is not a fan.

Many say that liquor does not create as much of a hangover, but it does get you drunk quickly which can create many problems besides a hangover. Beer takes a long time to consume and tends to make you fall asleep before you can black-out and cause trouble.

If you must mix, “Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear” is a statement with SOME validity.


Yes... laugh.. but if you are even reading this article, you might be a candidate for sobriety, my friend.

Good luck.

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      9 years ago

      They sell something in Dallas called The Hangover Cure. It works great!

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      S Writer 

      10 years ago from USA

      Thank you! I edited that info in. Sulfites are definitely a big contributor to a miserable hangover.

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      10 years ago

      Just would like to add a comment about wine usually has sulfites and that definitely contributes to the hangover.  You have no idea how much it causes adverse reaction to your system. Yes, a preservative in wine too. Is there nothing sacred!!

      I myself would love a glass of wine with dinner ...but I pass because of the reaction to sulfites. 

      Just a bit of info for what ever it is worth to you.  The bear picture is cute!!


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