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Hang Overs

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

  1. piez

    piez Member

    I am not an alcoholic but from what I have seen they actually do still get hangovers a lot of the time. It still isn't enough to deter them from drinking though because they are addicted to it. I saw a show with an alcoholic and he says he always wakes up feeling terrible and his first couple of beers are hard to get down but once those two are in his system he is good to go drinking the rest of the day.
  2. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    I haven't heard of a single person that got drunk and didn't have a hangover. Now if you have a high tolerance I can see how you would have a hard time getting a hangover if you can't get drunk in the first place. If you were to invent a drink that can give you a buzz with no hangover, you'd be a millionaire.
  3. HugsNotDrugs

    HugsNotDrugs Active Contributor

    Alcoholics do get hangovers, although like anyone with a high tolerance it will take them more alcohol to get one. I doubt its much of a deterrent though. True alcoholics are addicts and if anything, I'd say they're more likely to try to get rid of their hangover with MORE alcohol ("hair of the dog").
  4. p4lse

    p4lse Member

    Hangovers are quite common and often occur when you drink extensively. Some hangovers might not be that bad but some might result in heavy headache and could spoil your whole day.
  5. JoanMcWench

    JoanMcWench Community Champion

    Browsing through this thread I noticed a lot of mentions of a 'professional alcoholic'. Is that an alternative to 'functioning alcoholic' or is that some kind of upgrade? I don't think I've ever heard the term 'professional alcoholic' in my life. Which is strange.
  6. shmangie

    shmangie Member

    I had a friend who was an alcoholic for years, and he had hangovers almost every single time. There were times that he didn't get once, but he did most of the time. When he was trying to quit drinking, he would always tell me after one of the worse handovers that he was done, it wasn't worth feeling that way, until of course, the hangover was gone and the desire to drink came back. But I think it could be different for others.
  7. timelord731

    timelord731 Senior Contributor

    I think it's almost guaranteed for alcoholics to get a hangover, but they might treat it with more alcohol (never a good idea).
  8. Determined2014

    Determined2014 Senior Contributor

    They do get hang overs, because I do believe that at one time, I was an alcoholic,I did get hangovers, but one thing I must admit is that there are ways to kill the effects of hangovers, I myself used to practice some of them, like taking lots of meat whike and beofre taking alcohol, you will never get a hangover, or in tje morning after, if you do chew up some sugar cane, the hangover goes away, the one that wworks the best is taking more alcohol when you wake up.
  9. grandmaof4

    grandmaof4 Member

    From my own past experience when I drank everyday no I usually did not feel the symptoms of a hangover unless I drank way to much in one night. I could get up go to work and function normally. During that time I also drank only water so I was constantly re-hydrating myself.
  10. grandmaof4

    grandmaof4 Member

    I have also tried the eating greasy foods the next morning to absorb the alcohol, and taking a shot when you first wake up. It does help for a little while, but you still feel bad later in the day.
  11. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain Community Champion

    I think the hangovers is what has kept me from becoming an alcoholic. After a good night of drinking I am good at least for a week before I even think about having even a sip of another drink.
  12. Determined2014

    Determined2014 Senior Contributor

    Yes you are right about that, but that is how people end up being alcoholics, because after that shot, later on you feel bad then you add one more shot and it continues to the next and next day, leading one to be an alcoholic.
  13. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    I hate having hangovers. The worse one I had was years ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday because whenever my friends and I would meet, they would torment me about it. Like it wasn't bad enough that I got sick for a week because of too much drinking, they keep on reminding me of the stupid things that I did while drunk. It’s a good thing that android phones weren't yet the thing back then because if not, I would probably see my “glorious” pictures on social media.
  14. jeremy2

    jeremy2 Community Champion

    I assume they get hangovers just like everyone else since hangovers are a side effect of consuming a lot of alcohol. The only difference here is that an alcoholic may only experience mild hangovers as compared to say someone just beginning to experience with alcohol.
  15. grandmaof4

    grandmaof4 Member

    For some people, yes that is the case. There are people who have addictive personalities. It can be anything from alcohol, drugs, smoking, food, to playing games on a gaming system. Just throwing that out there. When someone has a hangover and takes a shot it can lead to another one later that day followed by more, and someone could continue the cycle to keep from crashing and feeling the withdrawal, or hangover effect.
  16. froggy666

    froggy666 Member

    I think part of my problem is that I don't suffer from hangovers. None whatsoever. I've even drunk around a 1/5th of a bottle of absinthe in my darkest days and I got up the next morning without feeling it ever so slightly. My father used to say he was the same unless he drank a Jamaican beer called Red Stripe.
  17. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    I would imagine that for an alcoholic a hangover isnt a hangover as such, its just a permanent feeling that you'd have. Like living in a fog where everything isnt as clear as it should be.
    People often talk about having a moment of clarity, i'd think this is what a heavy drinker would have if he didnt have a drink for a few days.
  18. Gale

    Gale Member

    I love to enjoy my youth and alcohol is part of that life. Whenever we hang out with my friends we have to enjoy the moment with a few drinks. I have been drunk so many times and blacked out several times, but I have never had hangover.
    I always take a lot of water and heavy breakfast the morning after the drinking night. It always works for me and the rest of my day is all good.
    I have a friend who cannot mix beer and whisky since we will have to take him to hospital the following morning. Any alcohol content is all good for me though I'm not an addict, I can control the amount I take though. :p
  19. Pinoy Jade

    Pinoy Jade Active Contributor

    I usually have hangover after every night of drinking and the feeling is really too bad. I can feel that my head is like a heavy metal and i cant carry it. There is this thirst i feel to drink a very cold drink for me to release and ease the headache i have. Headache is the common pain i get from hangovers.
  20. I drink alot - not a good thing, but it's true. A hangover for me is not a typical hangover. I do not wake up with a headache or stomach issues most days. I do wake up with a shaky terrible feeling that lets me know that I have stopped drinking, and my body doesn't like it. I can go days without drinking, probably even weeks, but every night around 11pm I get a terrible anxiety that lets me know that the alcohol that my body wants is not in bloodstream. It is a disgusting feeling, but due to my tolerance, I haven't had " normal " hangover in years.