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Anecdotes of a Drunken Buddy

Updated on December 19, 2017
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Andy #1:

Meet my friend, Andy. He’s not much of a drinker. Let’s say, occasional. So, one time during a holiday party, he indulged a bit and since he’s not much of a drinker, he didn’t realize how much he had. He ended up very drunk.

In the elements of keeping Andy safe, before the extra alcohol content actually affects him in his blood, we sat him down for a good soup in order to sober him up. He seems to be enjoying his soup while we continue to watch him and calm him down. And then, he started puking right into his bowl of soup while we watched in disgust and disbelief. Well, at least the bowl was ready for him. He pushed the bowl aside and quietly passed out. After few minutes, he lifted his head up and reached for the same bowl where he threw up and started scooping his own vomit back to his mouth and he seemed to be savoring it. Eww, gross as in gross!

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Andy #2

Andy and his wife hosted a party in their house. As it was in their own place, Andy wasn’t concerned about drinking and driving. ‘Though not much of a drinker, he was having a real good time hosting without realizing, that he’d been drinking fast and quicker than he could take. He didn’t feel the alcohol until the party’s over and everyone has gone home.

Now, while wifey clean up the party mess, Andy tried to refresh himself in the bathroom. Then, a loud bang! Wifey hurried to the scene and saw Andy on the floor, mouth foaming. She panicked, followed her instinct, called 911 and told the operator that Andy collapsed on the bathroom floor, suspecting he got poisoned as he’s drooling with white foamy substance. In less than 9 minutes, 911 came into the rescue.

What exactly happened? Andy was brushing his teeth, felt dizzy, passed out in the bathroom. The white foamy substance in his mouth was from the toothpaste.

True stories, but not actually of Andy.

Quick Tips

DO's:

  1. Do eat a good meal - Before you gulp that glass of beer or any alcohol. Remember, hors d’oeuvres is not counted as dinner. The effect of alcohol is a lot faster on an empty stomach and increases the likelihood of feeling sick. So, have a good meal and we’re talking about real meal like whole grains, protein, produce, and healthy fat. If you prefer a lighter meal, a bowl of healthy salad like waldorf is not bad.Try this: https://hubpages.com/food/Waldorf-Salad-Recipe-Quick-and-Healthy
  2. Do drink plenty of water- Get the water chaser ready. Aim to drink as much water as you can while you consume alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates our body. It also draws vitamins and minerals out of your body. Headache appears when our brain is dehydrated. So, keep drinking water. And, when you get bloated and frustrated, don’t kill bill. Here’s some help: https://hubpages.com/health/Practical-Ways-to-Deal-with-Frustrations

Drunk Fails

Fact:

Alcohol is a sedative. It is addicting.

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DON'Ts:

1. Don’t drink when you’re feeling down- Alcohol is not the solution. Instead, drink when you’re happy. Keep in mind that alcohol is a depressant. So, if you’re feeling low, alcohol will only make it worse. Remember the key word: Cheers. So, what is there to cheer about when you’re feeling down? None, right? So, first cheer up and then toast a drink or two.

Don’t go drinking to solve your problem. You can’t. You have to be sober to deal with whatever problem you have.

2. Don’t drink when you are sleep deprived - Because alcohol will strongly distress your body. So, if you’re already feeling tired and sleepy, stay away from alcohol. It will make you feel rather exhausted.

3. Don’t mix alcohol with caffeine - Remember, alcohol is a depressant while caffeine is a stimulant. It speeds up your heart rate. So, don’t ever think that coffee can help you sober up. Mixing this two together can lead to a short-term palpitation and maybe other serious cardiac problems. It can make you feel worse and more likely to crash.

The only way you can use coffee for detox is through enema. Check it out here: https://hubpages.com/health/Coffee-Enema

4. Don’t drink and drive - Never do that! Know when to stop, like when you already feel tipsy. Drinking and driving puts you and the people around you in a very dangerous situation. When you get drunk or even tipsy, it’s always best to call a cab or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

Fact:

Alcohol quickly impairs judgment. It affects our vision, hearing and our general senses.

To help you sober up:

1. Soup is a good way to sober up - The clearer the better like chicken or turkey soup in clear broth or miso soup. When you are drunk, your body needs to rehydrate. Soup is mainly made of water, warmer and lighter to the stomach. Miso soup in particular, has some good bacteria and protein in it that can help protect your digestive system.

If you have some left over turkey, here’s a simple recipe for your hung-over buddy: https://hubpages.com/food/Left-Over-Turkey-Soup

2. Pickled ginger – can help settle your stomach. And, when it comes to sweet and savory relief for your hung over, choose savory. Because, one of the after effects of getting drunk is having a low blood sugar and when this happens, you tend to sugar spike. Your brain would trigger you to grab something sweet. Stop! Instead, go for something that will actually stabilize your blood sugar and not a temporary relief. A good example is boiled egg. We all know, egg contains protein and amino acid that can help detox your body from the alcohol. Why boiled? Because, it simply does not have any oil to fasten the detoxification process. But, if you insist on some sweets, sure go ahead and maybe have some spotted dick. Recipe here: https://hubpages.com/food/Royal-Dessert-Spotted-Dick-Anyone

3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Water is your best friend!

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So, eat, drink and be merry but remember, don’t be like my buddy Andy. Know your limit. Drink responsibly!

Cheers!

Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~ CrisSp/12-2017

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      CrisSp 5 weeks ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lisa: I'm glad you put a stop on your cravings. Cheers!

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      Lisa Chronister 6 weeks ago from Florida

      Wow, when I was with my ex husband, Andy could have been me! I did not understand the importance of rule number one. I drank to cover my depression. It was so bad I thought I was an alcoholic. The weird thing is when I separated from my husband, I stopped craving Alcohol. Now I only drink socially, and when I am in a good mood.

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      CrisSp 3 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Bill: Cheers Bill! Way to go on that. Keep well and thank you for stopping by this hub.

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      CrisSp 3 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Devika Primić : Thank you. I'm glad you find it helpful.

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      Bill Holland 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      You just wrote my life story! :) Twenty year of holidays I stumbled through, but no longer, and my life has changed so much for the better because of it. Thanks for the reminder of just how good my life is.

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      Devika Primić 3 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Alcohol has its side effects if one has too many more. Your hub is useful and most informative.

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      CrisSp 4 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Eric dear, thank you.

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      CrisSp 4 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello John! Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed this little piece. I hope the quick tips help others too. Maybe you should write about your own experience too? :)

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      CrisSp 4 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      FlourishAnyway: You bet! :) Andy is indeed hilarious. But, he's been good so far. :) Thanks for dropping by.

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      Eric Dierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very good read. Such a funny drug is alcohol and yet what a sad one.

      Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

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      John Hansen 4 months ago from Queensland Australia

      This was very entertaining and also packed with helpful advice Cris. I have a few personal experiences however they are too long and detailed to share here, unfortunately. Maybe one day in private lol.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

      Your buddy really doesn’t handle alcohol well. His misfortune was hilarious although I sure hope it is a rare occasion.

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