Saurian Brandy, Romulan Ale, and Bloodwine,
Parties abound at conventions. Alcoholic refreshments usually abound
at parties. The best, first step to avoiding alcohol poisoning and its
consequences (worshiping at the feet of the porcelain god) is to know
your limit. Falling down drunk Warriors are no fun for anyone. But
it's easy to over-imbibe in the company of friends. Here are some tips
available on the Internet to avoid the dreadful aftermath of drinking
-- the hangover.
One suggestion is to eat greasy foods before drinking. Grease coats
the lining of the digestive system and prevents too much absorption of
alcohol, especially too fast.
Another suggestion is to drink water between alcoholic drinks to
insure adequate hydration. Alcohol tends to dehydrate the body, so
providing it with H2
O will keep some of the symptoms of a
hangover at bay.
Another suggestion is to drink sports drinks the morning after. It was
also reported that Pedialyte (electrolyte solution for infants and
children) is more easily and quickly absorbed than adult sports
drinks. Along with water, the body tends to lose electrolytes and
other minerals when too much alcohol is drunk.
Also, years ago I came across a remedy for the hangover in the July
magazine. George Nobbe wrote an article for their
"Continuum" section which reported that taking the combination of a
large glass of orange juice, a normal dose of analgesics (your
choice), and a normal dose of B vitamins before going to bed (after a
hard night of drinking) can substantially reduce or eliminate the
effects of a hangover.
He referenced a British biochemist, David H. Blass, with discovering
this. I have not tried it myself, but did tell someone already in the
sickening throes of a hangover the following day about the article.
She reported that the recommendations in the Omni
helped her recover.
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