Here are some good guidelines for the prevention & cure of a nasty hangover. Remember that abstinence or at least moderation is the absolute best prevention.

Before you drink...

  • Take a vitamin C tablet.
  • Eat something. Breads and pastas provide the most alcohol absorption.

  • While drinking...

    Watch your toxins! Some good points:
  • Vodka has less congeners than gin.
  • Most scotch whiskey has about four times more congeners than does gin.
  • Brandy, rum and single-malt scotch have about six times as many congeners as gin.
  • Bourbon drinkers ingest eight times the amount of congeners as do gin drinkers (whew!).

  • Also,
  • Consider mixing drinks with water instead of fizzie stuff as carbonation speeds alcohol absorption.
  • Stay away from fruity or sweet drinks. It's harder to judge how much you're drinking with these.
  • Drink water between alcoholic drinks.
  • Take a B-Complex vitamin with more water before bed.

  • The next morning...

  • Drink a large glass of water
  • Take some aspirin and drink more water
  • Drink some juice (preferrably V8)
  • Have a breakfast of toast & fruits or a bowl of cereal

  • If all else fails, call in sick, close the blinds & sleep all day!

    Information gathered in part from