The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 38    Average: 3.8/5]
85 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 28616
Rating: 3.8
Category: Science
Date: 07/28/09 05:56 PM

85 Responses to The Anatomy of a Hangover [Graph/Diagram]

  1. Profile photo of mobrule
    mobrule Male 18-29
    278 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:20 am
    Link: The Anatomy of a Hangover - That`s a lot of hell your body goes through just to get a good buzz.
  2. Profile photo of butji
    butji Male 18-29
    103 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:29 am
    worth it!
  3. Profile photo of Itsalwysunny
    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:33 am
    so....that explains why I feel like a slapped ass right now
  4. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
    60 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:33 am
    All that reading makes me thirsty...
  5. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:35 am
    This makes me want a beer, right NOW!
  6. Profile photo of Holly69
    Holly69 Female 18-29
    250 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:36 am
    well then
  7. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:37 am
    Yep i`ve felt every one of those symptoms...
  8. Profile photo of Nebbie
    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:42 am
    I`ve actually never had a hangover... It`s nice to get wasted and feel great the next day.
  9. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:43 am
    Aaaand this is why I drink.

    Actually that`s a lie, I don`t drink because I`m 18 (lol the law) and because nearly everyone dead and related to me (and some alive and related to me) was/is an alcoholic. Woohooooo addictive personalities! :D

  10. Profile photo of DertMerchant
    DertMerchant Male 18-29
    310 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:47 am
    after this weekend i think i may be experiencing some of those symptoms...
  11. Profile photo of no_need
    no_need Female 18-29
    465 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:47 am
    `A heavy bout of drinking affects nearly every system of the body for *up to* 24 hours`? So where do my famous three-day hangovers come from then? I`m a medical marvel... in a bad way :(
  12. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:47 am
    Agreed Nebbie... I don`t get hangovers either. I kinda laugh when I see people walking around with one.
  13. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:48 am
    this is why i eat 2 bananas a few glasses of orange juice before i go to bed... pretty much neutralises the symptoms before you wake up, at which point you have a painkiller an you are sorted
  14. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:50 am
    Opiebreath: That sucks man!

    Sometimes I don`t get the laws in America; like: you can`t drink until your 21, but you can drive when your 16 (correct me if I`m wrong). Here it`s all 18: driving, drinking (liquors. Beer is at 16), taxes, and so on and so forth.

    Or maybe it`s just me =P

    Great pic btw xD

  15. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
    801 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:55 am
    "after this weekend i think i may be experiencing some of those symptoms... "

    Totally agree, music festivals are bad places =D

  16. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9260 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:05 am
    kadinsky, the driving age depends on what state you live in, the youngest being 14 in South Dakota and the oldest being 17 in New Jersey. And as the drinking age is concerned, it is also up to the states, they just all happened to be 21. I know it`s kind of confusing to the mind of someone who isn`t american, but it`s the US, what can I say.
  17. Profile photo of moomatz
    moomatz Male 40-49
    64 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:13 am
    I guess I`m doomed.

    Drinking water and plenty of exercise helps the body metabolize it all. I guess what I`m trying to convey is: Don`t down a bottle of whiskey before sleeping.

  18. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:16 am
    In here we are also legal to drink at age of 18 but whatever, everybody start earlier lol. I dont drink because I hate how the body feels after it
  19. Profile photo of SuperJesus
    SuperJesus Male 13-17
    387 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:16 am
    I never planned to drink. This adds to it; it scares my pooLESS that the BRAIN would PULL AWAY from it`s lining.
  20. Profile photo of HarryDresden
    HarryDresden Male 18-29
    99 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:27 am
    well that information has made absoluterly no difference to me, cos god damn it worth it
  21. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2388 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:30 am
    noice they all seem to be related to dehydration so just have another beer before you go to bed and when you wake up
  22. Profile photo of Kaleotera
    Kaleotera Female 18-29
    472 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:34 am
    This is why I don`t drink....this and too many alcoholics in the family.

    I drank when I was younger and stupid but after I hit 21 it wasn`t fun anymore.

  23. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:38 am
    "This is why I don`t drink....this and too many alcoholics in the family."

    I know how you feel. My parents were in AA together when they were dating.

  24. Profile photo of Fehz
    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:43 am
    Nice avatar there superjesus.. and I`m sure it`s been mentioned many many times, but alcohol is way worse for you than pot..
  25. Profile photo of museike
    museike Male 18-29
    84 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:45 am
    solution: ecstasy

    much better for you and much more fun

  26. Profile photo of Spambot3000
    Spambot3000 Male 18-29
    525 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:50 am
    Museike I think you have that slightly wrong, E hangovers are a drating nightmare. Not as bad as speed though
  27. Profile photo of museike
    museike Male 18-29
    84 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 10:01 am
    yeah the comedown feels awful but in terms of damage done to your body and mind alcohol is much much worse.
  28. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 10:07 am
    ...and marijuana is illegal.
  29. Profile photo of s1cKs0uL
    s1cKs0uL Female 18-29
    394 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 10:22 am
    madest- I wonder how marijuana is illegal at times too...
  30. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 10:29 am
    "...and marijuana is illegal."
  31. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 10:30 am
    "solution: ecstasy"

    Ecstasy depletes serotonin, so the after effect when the drug wears off is a short duration of depression. The treatment for that, if antidepressants are not available, is more ecstasy, and, voila, addiction!!

    Anytime someone needs a drug to make the withdrawal effects go away, that is addiciton. Alcoholics don`t drink because they like being drunk, they drink to make the shaking stop.

  32. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 10:32 am
    Marijuana should be legal. It does not cause withdrawal when it wears off, and is not addictive.

    Join NORML - National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws - in the United States

  33. Profile photo of GummyWurmz
    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
    1412 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 10:34 am
    i love alcohol, but ive had some really crap hangovers.. like where you feel like you dont want to move at all, and throw up all the time. even when i dont get a full blown hangover i still get alcohol thirst...
  34. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1395 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:01 am
    Marijuana makes you STUPID. I would rather live in a world of people with massively failing livers than a world of people with massively failing brains.
  35. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Ecstasy also dehydrates you. About 200ml`s of water every hour or so will help a lot when taking ecstasy.

    I`ve never had a hang over, and the best way to avoid them is drink a lot of water as well as alcohol and to remember to eat :P

  36. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:11 am
    @babybear

    no one dies from weed

  37. Profile photo of buxco215
    buxco215 Male 18-29
    977 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:17 am
    It starts with the pounding headache. Then you can feel the throw up coming on. You try to hold it down as long as you can but you eventually give in and hug the toilet as you vomit and cry.
  38. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:50 am
    I think I see this every year at the ASAP training!
  39. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:53 am
    @babybear

    Explain that to my roommate who smoked weed everyday for a week straight, as well as at least once a week for a few months in college and managed to get a 3.5gpa.

  40. Profile photo of unseen
    unseen Female 18-29
    82 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:57 am
    I just drink loads of water throughout the night and then I`m fine the next day.

  41. Profile photo of aram200
    aram200 Male 13-17
    257 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:58 am
    meh screw this Anatomy. An easier one would be : drinking = bad
  42. Profile photo of iambluebeard
    iambluebeard Male 30-39
    338 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    mmmm... now i want a beer!
  43. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    one thing I saw...What the hell is cehydration?
  44. Profile photo of langdonhill
    langdonhill Male 18-29
    506 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    "Cehydration" is just a badly-printed "dehydration". Now somebody make a similar diagram for pot, compare it to the alcohol one, and then try to come up with a good reason why pot is illegal while alcohol is not.
  45. Profile photo of HarryDresden
    HarryDresden Male 18-29
    99 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    The-Sentinel
    Male, 13-17, Europe
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:02:32 AM
    Ecstasy also dehydrates you. About 200ml`s of water every hour or so will help a lot when taking ecstasy.

    I`ve never had a hang over, and the best way to avoid them is drink a lot of water as well as alcohol and to remember to eat :P
    --------------------------------------------

    sentinal you have never had a hang over cos your 13-17, your body can cope with it better its when you hit your 20`s that the hangovers start and they just keep getting worse.
    ------

    as for the whole pot thing i admit i enjoy a j or 2 everynow and again but even though its not chemicaly addictive but it is addictive.
    the same applies for alcohol its chemicaly addictive but we still get alcoholics.
    its all a matter of too much of a good thing.

    and unfortunatly pot will NEVER be legalised (well here in the uk) for 1 reason and 1 reason only it would be too difficult to tax

  46. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    "Now somebody make a similar diagram for pot, compare it to the alcohol one, and then try to come up with a good reason why pot is illegal while alcohol is not"

    I`ll give you a good reason.

    Cannabis has links to severe mental illness - Schizophrenia, Manic Depression, Multiple Personality Disorder, that kind of thing.

    Good enough reason for you?

  47. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    i love it langdonhill...
  48. Profile photo of Adoras
    Adoras Male 18-29
    265 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    i am far to hungover to read all of that
  49. Profile photo of TheGax
    TheGax Male 18-29
    815 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    i don`t cae what it does, all i want is tequila and beer!
  50. Profile photo of TheGax
    TheGax Male 18-29
    815 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    i meant "i don`t care" ***
  51. Profile photo of bikenutt
    bikenutt Male 30-39
    383 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    To reduce the effects or possibility of a hanger one of the best things to do is to NOT drink cheap beer/booze. I stick to Cazedores Tequila and micro brews. Some cheap beers actually have formaldehyde in them. And BabyBear I hate to inform you of this, but you do live in a world of stupid people AND people with liver problems, so it looks like you get the best of both worlds.
  52. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    I never get hangovers.
  53. Profile photo of ghostofme
    ghostofme Male 18-29
    516 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    "To reduce the effects or possibility of a hanger one of the best things to do is to NOT drink cheap beer/booze."

    Nope. Best thing to do is to drink a lot of water while you are drinking alcohol...and I do mean A LOT!

    Since a hangover is basically just caused by dehydration, getting enough water into your system can circumvent the worst parts of the hangover. You`ll still feel groggy the next day, and if you don`t get enough sleep you`ll probably feel a little crappy, but the headache and nausea? Gone.

  54. Profile photo of bikenutt
    bikenutt Male 30-39
    383 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 5:27 pm
    Ghostofme
    Of course you want to drink water, that is a given. I just don`t like to drink too much water while imbibing as it tends to make one bloated and pee alot, but the question begs an answer. Do you drink cheap booze then?
  55. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 5:27 pm
    Story of my life.
  56. Profile photo of Sean_confer
    Sean_confer Male 18-29
    172 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    I just throw up when i drink too much
  57. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    Better to do it before than after.

    Believe me, the worst thing in the world to drink when you`re hungover is straight water. You puke every bit of it back up.

    You gotta go for milk; the fats in it help calm down the excess acid that`s in your stomach.

  58. Profile photo of AirLeet
    AirLeet Male 13-17
    82 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    Better to do it before than after.
    Believe me, the worst thing in the world to drink when you`re hungover is straight water. You puke every bit of it back up.

    You gotta go for milk; the fats in it help calm down the excess acid that`s in your stomach.

    Isn`t milk an acid?

  59. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    ...MY BRAIN PULLS FROM IT`S LINING?!

    ..Bahh!! Oh crap, what the hell!!

  60. Profile photo of Seaker
    Seaker Male 18-29
    113 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    Milk has a ph of about 6.6, making it only slightly acidic. Stomach acid has a ph of 1-2. Best remedies for a hangover are: Water, Bacon and Egg Sandwich, OJ and Milk
  61. Profile photo of skulluks
    skulluks Male 13-17
    13 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    gatorade is good after u throw up cuz it has electrolytes...
  62. Profile photo of kev25811
    kev25811 Male 18-29
    33 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    But... that`s what plants crave. *makes hand over hand motion*
  63. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    Yep, sounds about right.
  64. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Good buzz =/= drinking enough to cause a hangover :P

    And yeah, your brain pulls away from its lining because it`s lost lots of water from dehydration, and shrinks like a sponge in a microwave.

  65. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1788 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    "But... that`s what plants crave."

    Brawndo. It`s what plants crave.

  66. Profile photo of ada_baby
    ada_baby Female 18-29
    282 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    i like how all these 13-17 yr olds are commenting...
  67. Profile photo of xoxcassxox
    xoxcassxox Female 18-29
    263 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    Have a hair of the dog (an alco drink as soon as you wake up) and your good to go :D
  68. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 11:45 pm
    Show me the studies rdDan where pot is linked to mental illness.I don`t even smoke pot but I think your statement is ridiculous.
  69. Profile photo of Shadowspirt
    Shadowspirt Male 13-17
    528 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 12:31 am
    YEAH guess... it has electrolytes.
  70. Profile photo of Shadowspirt
    Shadowspirt Male 13-17
    528 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 12:39 am
    Weed makes you stupid huh? You should see this one kid in my high school he is the biggest stoner you will ever meet in your life yet he is smart as drat. It`s because he tries unlike the typical high school stoner.
  71. Profile photo of tp1212
    tp1212 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 1:21 am
    What RdDan says is true, what he fails to mention is that:
    point A: Alcohol punches holes in your brain, and is still equally dangerous as cannabis.

    point B: Cannabis only causes alleged mental illnesses when used under-age(In huge amounts), because it inhibits brain development.
    But after all that growing neural pathways to allow you to behave like a responsible adult, cannabis is way safer than alcohol.

    RdDan`s post added for your enjoyment:

    "Now somebody make a similar diagram for pot, compare it to the alcohol one, and then try to come up with a good reason why pot is illegal while alcohol is not"

    I`ll give you a good reason.

    Cannabis has links to severe mental illness - Schizophrenia, Manic Depression, Multiple Personality Disorder, that kind of thing.

    Good enough reason for you?

  72. Profile photo of tp1212
    tp1212 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 1:25 am
    Oh, I forgot something, under-age alcohol (over)usage also inhibits brain development.
  73. Profile photo of jr1
    jr1 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 1:53 am
    "Cannabis has links to severe mental illness - Schizophrenia, Manic Depression, Multiple Personality Disorder, that kind of thing."

    No, not really. Where are the supposed links to these studies?
    And not the ones where they fed people THC and then thought they were insane because they ran around laughing at everything and making stupid voices.
    I know a lot of people who do smoke regularly and have done so for years. Absolutely no problem. Now take the other people I know that have been drinking or smoking ciggarettes for the same amount of time. More problems there than the stoners.

    But the actual truth is that we don`t know all the facts. And this is because of the fact it is illegal that we can`t run proper tests. If it was made legal you could ask long time stoners to come forward to help with these tests and we could get some real answers.

  74. Profile photo of Youcantwin
    Youcantwin Male 18-29
    162 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 7:06 am
    What does weed have to do with a hangover diagram??
  75. Profile photo of jedimonk
    jedimonk Male 18-29
    188 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 8:02 am
    this diagram is not helping my hangover one bit.
  76. Profile photo of SpankCake
    SpankCake Female 18-29
    58 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 11:23 am
    tp1212 has obviously never tried either? Me, as having tried both in the past but now being clean I would much rather be high than drunk...weed is of the earth and has and could have many more medicinal properties. Alcohol...pretty much just a poison...not that it`s not fun sometimes though...
  77. Profile photo of MeowYinn
    MeowYinn Female 18-29
    207 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    Spankcake - alcohol is actually a naturally occuring substance in your body. Minute amounts (remember, *minute*) are produced on a daily basis. It`s such a small amount that it literally does not effect your body or the way you function whatsoever; it`s merely a biproduct of natural bacterias in your stomach and body processes.

    It`s only poison when you -intentionally- bombard your system with more then your body is meant to take. Your body can already handle it - it`s just a question of how much you take in that makes it poison.

    Weed, however, was not meant to be used to get high. It was just happily growing there til one day some random person decided to find out what happened when you smoked it.

    Tp1212 - the human body actually handles alcohol better when you`re young, in comparison to when you`re old. Another thing nobody ever tells you.

    NOT trying to start a debate. I`m just pointing out that drugs are not a natural thing and aren`t really meant to be in your system.

  78. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    fun
  79. Profile photo of Hat-Trick
    Hat-Trick Male 18-29
    128 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    all of which.... totally worth it
  80. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
    1381 posts
    July 29, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    i almost thought about reading all of that.
  81. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
    1720 posts
    July 30, 2009 at 4:27 am
    MeowYinn, i do agree..
    And that squid thing you got there is pretty cool.
    But in my opinion Alcohol + Weed + Other substances = Profit :D
  82. Profile photo of BBQ
    BBQ Male 18-29
    467 posts
    July 30, 2009 at 8:00 am
    Soo, in short I get super powers when I drink? Awesome-o! :D
  83. Profile photo of jar-head
    jar-head Male 13-17
    596 posts
    July 30, 2009 at 9:14 am
    Alcohol was banned, serious crimes were committed, mafia Grew, money was earned. same is underway for pot. one thing that will never be tolerated are, Cocaine and Heroin, in which The drug war has rebelled as far as latin amerca to british columbia.
  84. Profile photo of pantherman
    pantherman Male 18-29
    40 posts
    July 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    " one thing that will never be tolerated are, Cocaine and Heroin"

    isnt that two things?

Leave a Reply