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Hang Overs

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by Janie, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. Janie

    Janie Active Contributor

    Do alcoholics get hang overs? I ask because I assume the tolerance is so high, I wonder if they have the same feeling in the mornings as others would. I also wonder because I think a hang over is a good deterrent for a little while, isn't it?
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2015
  2. valiantx

    valiantx Community Champion

    Hang overs are the second or third most common effects of ethanolism aka alcoholism after feeling a buzz or being inebriated. So-called alcoholics experience almost every time after consuming up to a certain amount, heck, even Andre the Giant got hammered a few times in life but he was able to drink up to 100 plus beers in one sitting! More over, really bad hang-overs do deter ethanol beverage drinkers for awhile or possibly forever, it's all up to the individual to decide. Truth is, every human has their own tolerance level regarding consumption of any drugs, which is mostly physical but is also mental because some people get drunk from placebo effect.
  3. hellonamesdana

    hellonamesdana Senior Contributor

    I've never had a typical hangover from drinking before, but most of my chronic illness symptoms can make me feel as if I have a hangover. The throwing up, the pounding migraine that lasts for hours, sensitivity to light and sound, ect.
  4. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    Let me tell you I had my share of them. They are awful so much so that I would have the hair of the dog many mornings after a good drunk. I know people that say they don't get hangovers. I say to that B.S I know better then that. I don't care who you are drink enough of anything you will have a hangover.
  5. kjonesm1

    kjonesm1 Community Champion

    When I was a teenager I used to get way drunk, even blackout drunk and never had a hangover. My first hangover happened in my mid twenties. Truth be told, I am a light weight so black out drunk may or may not have been enough to keep me sick the next day. The funny thing is that now in my thirties I don't even have the opportunity to get drunk because alcohol just makes me tired and I fall asleep.
  6. diprod

    diprod Active Contributor

    I think they are forever hung over if they won't stop drinking. Either that, or they just really get used to it that they no longer feel like they are actually having one.
  7. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    Maybe alcoholics do suffer from chronic hangovers, but since they are already way too addicted to this vice, they wouldn't mind having it. Good thing is that I have never been through some awful hangovers in my life. Anyway, I don't drink a lot.
  8. JoanMcWench

    JoanMcWench Community Champion

    It's not that having or not having tolerance causes one to suffer from hangovers. Being dehydrated is a huge part of the side effects that define a hangover. I suppose the only difference between someone who drinks occasionally & an advanced alcoholic is that they drink during a hangover to 'hair of the dog' the situation. Being drunk alleviates the feelings a hangover brings until, as it goes, you are coming down again.
  9. kjonesm1

    kjonesm1 Community Champion

    Ugh I couldn't even imagine drinking alcohol through a hangover. The thought of drinking just plain water would make me gag until all feelings of nausea had subsided.
  10. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    From what I understand they rarely feel hangovers because by the time it should be kicking in they are already getting drunk again. I have heard that you don't feel hangovers as much if you continue drinking and perhaps alcoholics are already too used to feeling drunk to fully experience hangovers.
  11. OhioTom76

    OhioTom76 Senior Contributor

    I get hangovers, but I usually nurse them with a big breakfast and a strong cup of coffee and within a couple hours they are gone. If I am off for the weekend, and I wake up with a hangover, I may have a couple more drinks in the morning, then go back to sleep and can sleep it all off.

    They're usually not crippling to me, I just take them in stride and they don't hold me back too much personally. They're nowhere near as bad when I used to come down off cocaine - that was one of the most frustrating and crippling feelings ever. Nothing I could do would make the urges go away, and I couldn't even sleep it off either like I do with alcohol.
  12. randomrules

    randomrules Member

    When I stopped getting hangovers I realised I probably had a drinking problem.

    I would still get them occasionally, but only after drinking to massive excess for 72 hours and not eating or sleeping much.
  13. musicmonster

    musicmonster Senior Contributor

    Anyone who has been drinking a lot could get it. If a professional alcoholic knows what to do, then he probably won't have it. It's really simple, just drink a lot of water before hitting the sack.
  14. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    Aside from the awful taste, that's one reason why I also do not like to drink alcohol, because of those nasty hangovers. Alcoholics may have a high tolerance for hangovers, but they're still not immune to it, and it certainly can't deter them if they're already addicted to it.
  15. Winterybella

    Winterybella Community Champion

    There is such a thing as a professional alcoholic:)? That just sounds funny even though I know it's a serious subject. I have long wondered what a hangover feels like. From all I have heard it's pretty. Even so they keep going back. I guess that's what addiction is about
  16. Profit5500

    Profit5500 Senior Contributor

    If that is true then how can a person make a living out of being a professional drunk? I only can see a drunk going around and making a huge jerk out of himself. Being drunk does not pay the bills.
  17. Rob93FL

    Rob93FL Senior Contributor

    That isn't what MusicMonster meant by the term "professional alcoholic." He/she wasn't saying that the alcoholic somehow makes money from being an alcoholic. What he/she means is that once you've been an alcoholic for so long, you learn the ins and outs of being a functional alcoholic. You learn how to make it through the day while still being intoxicated, and that includes minimizing/preventing hangovers.
  18. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    Agreed. I think people who do this a lot will more or less find a good method of getting the most out of the act without as much of the downsides so if they do it frequently enough they probably already have formed habits and solutions surrounding their abuse so I think it's doubtful many of them do get hangovers.
  19. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    I reckon hangovers can affect a person has the next day will have a sore head, and forget what happened the previous night and be restless even from the affects. A person who get's drunk just wastes money on it when they could use it for what is needed and the bills that need to be paid on time. Hangovers if they keep happening, will make the person it is a normal part of life when it can be stopped and changed and to change their lifestyle.
  20. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    The hangovers can often accelerate the dependence - people sometimes have a "hair of the dog" the day after drinking, in order to obtain some temporary relief from the hangover symptoms. This, of course, can easily lead to reliance.