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Five booze myths busted
News Limited [AU], by Sarah Marinos

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/28/2013 9:40:20 AM

Think you can avoid a hangover this holiday season by using a few old tricks? Think again. While the statistics suggest that we’re drinking a little less than we used to, average out the figures and they still equate to each Australian over the age of 15 drinking more than 10 litres of pure alcohol every year. Beer is our preferred tipple, followed by wine, spirits, pre-mixed drinks and cider, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Christmas and New Year holiday is often a time when we indulge in more booze than usual. But when you’re deciding whether to have one more for the road, keep these myths in mind.

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Funny, no one ever mentions NOT to mix alcohol with any of the meds you may take daily. That´s my one advice to get people from having "hangovers," or accidents on the way home.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Screwgun, 12/28/2013 10:19:52 AM     (No. 9670774)

I never get hangovers anymore because I quit drinking. Some people can drink normally but I can´t.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MarinMike, 12/28/2013 10:49:44 AM     (No. 9670814)

FTA: Myth: If I have a coffee or an energy drink, I’ll feel fine

what you get is a wide awake drunk

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Reply 3 - Posted by: littleorby, 12/28/2013 10:51:01 AM     (No. 9670815)

I´m a lucky man! My brain enjoys a remarkable equilibrium. It doesn´t need mind altering drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes nor prescription medications to face life.

I believe MOST minds/brains would seek their own equilibrium, if their owners would adopt the conscious courage to let it sweep across its broad range of emotions, unfettered: Mine did.

But, it´s a long process, and a scary thing to do. In our youths, most of us were conditioned with fears of retribution, if we did not accept the tenets of the authorities ´caring´ for us, which puts emotions in lock boxes.

The thought of the brief overview posted above touching one person´s life, gives me a rush: Go ahead. God won´t punish you for honest thoughts, doubts, and fears.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/28/2013 10:58:38 AM     (No. 9670825)

As a professional alcoholic, I call BS on most of this. Eating? The more you eat, the less drunk you get. If you´re not getting a buzz, you might as well switch to iced tea. It costs less. And nothing avoids a hangover more than a 3 am chili cheese dog(s), fries and more beer.
Electrolytes, vitamin drinks? I learned years ago to use Gatorade or similar as a mixer instead of juices, sodas, etc. You won´t be so dehydrated the next day.
Mixing types of alcohol? If I stick with one thing all night, I can sleep it off in a day. If I have a few cocktails before dinner, wine with and a few brandies or Frangelicos after, I´m puking for days.
So there you go. Advice. It´s free!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mikkins2, 12/28/2013 11:11:59 AM     (No. 9670840)

Correct #4

As a former weekend beer warrior everyone knows nothing beats a hangover like a Beersponge(food) and half gallon fountain sodas with ice from McDonalds to put the "fire" and absorb the alcohol. You can get up bright eyed and bushy tailed to do it all again the next night using this "remedy".

This article was obviously written by a amateur.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mushroom, 12/28/2013 11:34:24 AM     (No. 9670864)

As an associate of #4 I can also recommend homebrew beer. Once your body is accustomed to the yeast intake the drink is a complete hangover prevention kit. The inherent nutrients in the yeast augment your body´s processing defenses admirably.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/28/2013 11:58:18 AM     (No. 9670901)

I have never in my life had a hangover. That is not because I never drink heavily (although I have only ever drunk enough to get sick once, that was all it took for me to learn not to do THAT again). However, I always make sure I am fully hydrated when I drink alcohol (one element contributing to hangovers is dehydration). In addition, I always make sure that I consume a meal high in b vitamins before consuming large amounts of alcohol, since the metabolism of alcohol tends to deplete b vitamins (I have read that consuming b vitamins once you have a hangover is not effective and may actually make things worse).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/28/2013 12:24:06 PM     (No. 9670927)

I´d rather have a bottle in front a´ me.....

.....than a frontal lobotomy !

Mort Saul---1963

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Megrits, 12/28/2013 6:30:57 PM     (No. 9671199)

There´s MUCH more useful, prudent, common sense advice here than on the Obamacare website! ´"Nuff said. Happy holidays! and it didn´t include a punitive tax!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rushie, 12/28/2013 7:24:31 PM     (No. 9671243)

Dramamine.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Captain Howdy, 12/28/2013 9:38:37 PM     (No. 9671299)

Codeine.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/29/2013 9:12:04 AM     (No. 9671548)

´´You ain´t no fun since you quit drinking,´´ but at least you know where your clothes are.

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