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Alcohol & Other Drugs
What is a hangover?
A hangover is your body's way of saying it has been poisoned by alcohol and is going through the effects of the withdrawal. Hangovers can occur approximately 8 to 12 hours following the last drink and can range anywhere from fatigue, depression, headache, thirst, nausea, and vomiting.
How do I cure my hangover?
The only way to get rid of a hangover is to give your body time. You can help your body clear the alcohol out of your system by keeping your body hydrated with water and other caffeine-free, non-alcoholic drinks. Eating something before bed may help as well.
Alcohol & Other Drugs Resource Center
Seal Hall 208
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone (309) 298-2457
Hours 8:00am - 4:00pm M - F
Administrative E-mail: MM-Harris@wiu.edu