Alcohol Awareness Class Teaches You How to Avoid A Hangover

by: Mike Miller

The best way to avoid a hangover is to abstain. As a recovering alcohol and a counselor for both in class and online alcohol classes, I would push all of my readers to quit drinking alcohol.

What hangover remedies have you tried?

I know a few people who go online to look for new hangover remedies they haven’t tried.

Forget about those big "prevention" pills, vitamins and chugging sports drinks, along with more quirky folk remedies including peanut butter sandwiches.

Experts say that's good advice for everyone.

You want the truth? Can you handle the truth? OK then – the only way to avoid a hangover is to not drink alcohol!

That might be too radical a remedy for many revelers, but it's the only one proven to work. Still, there are strategies that can soften the blow.

What Else Can you Do?

Topping the list? Don't drink on an empty stomach. Food helps absorb alcohol and delay its toxic effects on the body.

Drinking plenty of water before, during and after also helps because alcohol can dehydrate the body.

Alternating drinks with glasses of water helps and is a method to help you keep hydrated.

Clearer not Safer!

Some people think choosing alcohols which are clear is safer, because darker-colored alcoholic beverages drinks contain more compounds called congeners. That is based on an theory that has never been proven which says that those compounds cause the body to make toxins that upset the stomach and cause other hangover symptoms

About 1 in 4 drinkers never feel terrible after overindulging.

Some experts think hangover symptoms are caused by toxins from methanol after the body breaks down the ethanol alcohol in booze. That's why some people swear by "the hair of the dog" — more alcohol the next day.

Once again, the only way to avoid this hateful state is to not drink alcohol.