Hangover Cures

Drinking, as many people will agree, is one of the great things in life. But unfortunately, what goes up must come down. Wayyy down.

Pictured: You, tomorrow morning.

Just The Facts

  1. One of the reasons why you feel like crap is because ethanol dehydrates you.
  2. Another reason is that Acetaldehyde, which is created when your body breaks down ethanol, is 10 to 30 times more toxic than the alcohol itself
  3. Another reason is that God hates you.


There are lots of bad people about. Some will steal, some will lie and some will kill.

And then there are the bastards who will say "I told you so." after a night out- when you're crouched, shaking over, a toilet bowl.

It is fully acceptable to punch these people in the face. You know, if you're capable of standing up just yet.

But it can't be denied that the best way to avoid a hangover is to not over-drink. No one really expects you to take that advice, mainly because they wouldn't.

If you can, try and drink some soft drinks as well as alcohol. Water is also good to drink to avoid a headache.

If you can eat some toast before going to sleep, this is good too. Partly because it will raise your blood sugar, and partly because toast is awesome.

Better than you.


Pretty much nothing can straight out cure a hangover. But you can try.

Aspirins and Paracetamol are best avoided, because it gives your liver more work- and you've given it too much already.


Once often suggested solution is a fry-up. Whilst these do contain the energy your body needs, they can cause pretty bad indigestion- which will just make you feel even worse.


Water and sleep are good. Caffeine and alcohol are bad. You spent a night doing the awesome stuff, now you're going to have to put up with the not-so-awesome.

Homemade Cures

These things range from the nice-sounding to the "You have got to be fucking kidding me". Here's an example.

Prairie Oyster:

  • 1 1/2 - 2 oz vodka (optional)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 oz tomato juice (or V-8)
  • Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt and black pepper to taste.

'The egg should be swallowed whole. If made without alcohol, place ingredients in a shot glass and swallow all at once. (Warning: Raw eggs may contain salmonella)'

If the idea of swallowing a raw egg whole didn't make you flinch, you're probably still drunk.