1. Multivitamins

If you plan on drinking, say goodbye to your B12 vitamins. The most precious of them all (maybe, I don’t know, I don’t have a degree from Vitamin Shoppe)

2. Iiiiit’s Gatorade! I Don’t Know, It’s Been A Long Week…

Energy drinks or coconut water will help you replenish the salt and potassium you lost. If there’s one thing I don’t want to lose, it would be salt. I’m more than happy to lose my dignity, keys or my pants but not salt.



Oh for God’s sake, if ANYTHING will get you to stop yourself from lighting one up, this should. Other than the whole cancer thing, smoking and drinking will make your hangover way more severe.

4. Keep It Clear

This is a bummer for all my whiskey and Bailey’s lovers. Clear liquor has “fewer impurities” than brown liquor. Luckily, I’m full of impurities as it is so this doesn’t apply to me.


5. $plurge

More expensive and luxurious liquor brands will leave you with a much less severe hangover as they also have less toxins. Plus, it will help your wallet to only buy a few, better and more expensive drinks than spending the same amount on more shots of shitty alc. All about pinching pennies, folks.


Sweat it out on the dance floor, on top of the bar or on the sidewalk (remember to brown bag it because no one is mature enough to see alcohol in public). You’ll be able to sweat out all the toxins from the drinks and you’ll take a break from refilling your glass.

7. I-Beg-of-U to Take Ibuprofen

Pop one Ibuprofen and maybe another multivitamin before you hit the hay. Don’t take a painkiller, anything with PM on it or that capsule the guy at 1OAK handed you.

8. Dirt Water

I’ve been saying this for years-- DON’T DRINK TEA. In general, I will respect you more but regarding potential hangovers, herbal tea will process alcohol much slower so that means your hangover will last way longer.

9. The Dirty Zzzz's

Before you get your juice on, get a solid power nap after work. Or if you have enough notice before you go out, plan the night before to get a decent amount of sleep.

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