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"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza." -- Dave Barry

Drinking Habits
You should know, especially if you are a seasoned drinker, that your drinking habits are the main cause of your hangovers. Examine the chart below to see how your drinking habits may be making you ill.

Cartoon of man licking his lips while staring at a beer canChanging your drinking habits is the best solution for ending your hangovers, however this is an unrealistic solution for most people. Read more about what you can do to
prevent a hangover.

WHAT you drink

Sweet, tropical drinks, such as Margaritas and Mai-Tais, are too sweet. The sweetness disguises the taste of the alcohol, and you may not realize just how much alcohol you are really drinking.

Here is a tough one: the stronger the drink(s), the higher percentage of alcohol you consume and the more drunk you will become. This means. . .lay off the shots.

Drinks with a higher level of congeners (the darker colored liquors) will make your hangover worse. Read more about this on the
congeners page.

Lower quality alcohol is more likely to give you a hangover. It is cheaper to produce because they don’t remove as much of the congeners.

Mixing different types of alcohol seems to “confuse”  your body’s detoxification efforts.

HOW you drink

Ok, slow down there ‘speed racer’. The faster you drink the alcohol, the faster the alcohol hits your system. By flooding your system, your body cannot handle the overload and the toxins build up, making you feel ill.     

WHEN you drink

Alcohol plays a role in many special occasions such as weddings, bachelor(ette) parties, and so on. However, if you find yourself drinking alone, and at odd hours, or alcohol appears to dominate your life, you may have a problem and you should seek some help.   

Beware the “Hair of the dog” hangover remedy. This refers to drinking more alcohol to relieve the affects of the alcohol consumed the night before. This is not a remedy, but merely a hangover delay. It can lead to alcohol abuse, or possibly indicate that you have a drinking problem. Read more about “Hair of the dog” and other remedies on our
cures page.

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What's in this site?

Hangover Causes
What is a hangover?
Biology - What happens
inside your body to cause a
Congeners - Which drinks
give you the worst hangovers?
Drinking Habits - How
many drinks can you have
before you reach the ‘tipsy’
Hangover Symptoms
What does a hangover feel like and how does it compare to other illnesses?

Hangover Prevention
 How can you prevent yourself from becoming ill when drinking alcohol?  What should you eat and drink?  Can aspirin or vitamins help?

Hangover Cures
So, you have a hangover - what can be done to get rid of or reduce the severity of the illness? Which hangover remedies do NOT work?

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