The 'Hair of the Dog' strategy for hangovers.

hair of the dog

The idea of having a little nip of more alchohol to take the edge off your hangover has many alliterations - hair of the dog, hair of what bit you, hair of the dog that bit you... And there isn't any one drink that is technically the official hair-of-the-dog recipe. But one thing medically speaking is set in stone - Drinking a little more alcohol in the morning after you've had more of it previously, can only hurt your body more.

Whether it's a bloody Mary or just a quick beer, that extra sip or two might provide the mild numbing effect to theoretically ease you back.  But it's only prolonging the inevitable. And now you will need to get even more toxins out of your body.

Many experts and medical sources will state that drinking in the morning to forget the night before is one of the key indicators that person might have a drinking problem.  In a 2009 study, people who routinely used a little hair of the dog that bit them drank 2 to 3 times more alcohol than other adults in the study, and they had significantly higher rates of alcohol dependency.

Ultimately you're just prolonging your misery.  Your liver still needs to break down the hangover-inducing toxins in your morning brew.

So is that short-term relief really worth the harmful long-term effects?


PROS

There's probably a numbing that will dull some of the pain. For a short, not-long-enough while.

CONS

The path to drinking in an unhealthy manner is a pretty slippery slope. Drinking while hungover a the waterslide park of warning flags for alcohol abuse.



Medical experts agree that there is no strictly "safe" level of alcohol consumption. Find out more facts about alcohol use and heath here.






Hangover home remedies.

Here's a list of home remedies found about taking care of that massive pounding hangover. Some are from bartentders, some are just folklore. Some are even 'natural' ways to take care of the dog that bit 'ya.

If you're looking to detox, here's a great chart of what's naturally good for what.

But remember, prevention is often the best form of medicine.



5 MOST POPULAR HANGOVER HOME REMEDIES

"HAIR OF THE DOG'

THE GREASY FOOD FIX

SWEATING IT OUT

COFFEE, AND KEEP IT COMING

ASPIRIN



TOP HANGOVER REMEDIES FROM BARTENDERS

THE BLOODY MARY

THE SUFFERING BASTARD

JEEVES' SECRET CONCOCTION

THE RED EYE

THE BARTENDER'S BREAKFAST




HANGOVER REMEDIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

RUSSIAN REMEDY

RIGHT A ROMAN WRONG

GREEK MYTHOLOGY

PUERTO RICAN RUB

NATIVE INDIAN ICK

ASIAN 'ASPIRIN'

IRISH INSIGHTS

MONGOLIAN MARY

SICILIAN SECRET

GOOD OL' AMERICAN KNOW-HOW




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