The Anatomy of a Hangover [Graph/Diagram]

Submitted by: mobrule 8 years ago in Science

That"s a lot of hell your body goes through just to get a good buzz.
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Male 40
" one thing that will never be tolerated are, Cocaine and Heroin"

isnt that two things?

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Male 596
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.
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Male 467
Soo, in short I get super powers when I drink? Awesome-o! :D
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Male 1,718
MeowYinn, i do agree..
And that squid thing you got there is pretty cool.
But in my opinion Alcohol + Weed + Other substances = Profit :D
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Male 1,381
i almost thought about reading all of that.
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Male 127
all of which.... totally worth it
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Female 5,222
fun
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Female 207
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.

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Female 58
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...
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Male 188
this diagram is not helping my hangover one bit.
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Male 162
What does weed have to do with a hangover diagram??
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Male 71
"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.

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Male 299
Oh, I forgot something, under-age alcohol (over)usage also inhibits brain development.
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Male 299
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?

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Male 527
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.
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Male 527
YEAH guess... it has electrolytes.
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Female 864
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.
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Female 263
Have a hair of the dog (an alco drink as soon as you wake up) and your good to go :D
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Female 282
i like how all these 13-17 yr olds are commenting...
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Male 1,788
"But... that`s what plants crave."

Brawndo. It`s what plants crave.

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Male 772
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.

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Male 3,755
Yep, sounds about right.
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Male 33
But... that`s what plants crave. *makes hand over hand motion*
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Male 13
gatorade is good after u throw up cuz it has electrolytes...
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Male 113
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
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Female 3,696
...MY BRAIN PULLS FROM IT`S LINING?!

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

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Male 82
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?

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Female 1,427
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.

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Male 172
I just throw up when i drink too much
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Male 2,582
Story of my life.
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Male 382
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?
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Male 516
"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.

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Male 1,623
I never get hangovers.
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Male 382
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.
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Male 815
i meant "i don`t care" ***
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Male 815
i don`t cae what it does, all i want is tequila and beer!
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Male 265
i am far to hungover to read all of that
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Male 3,915
i love it langdonhill...
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Male 759
"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?

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Male 99
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
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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.
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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

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Male 505
"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.
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Male 1,918
one thing I saw...What the hell is cehydration?
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Male 5,189
Smoke a Joint you get a better buzz. :-)
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Male 337
mmmm... now i want a beer!
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Male 257
meh screw this Anatomy. An easier one would be : drinking = bad
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Female 82
I just drink loads of water throughout the night and then I`m fine the next day.

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Male 456
@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.

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Female 3,726
I think I see this every year at the ASAP training!
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Male 976
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.
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Male 1,378
@babybear

no one dies from weed

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Male 1,148
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

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Female 1,395
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.
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Female 1,412
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...
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Male 3,842
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

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Male 3,842
"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.

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Male 976
"...and marijuana is illegal."
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Female 394
madest- I wonder how marijuana is illegal at times too...
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Male 7,378
...and marijuana is illegal.
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Male 84
yeah the comedown feels awful but in terms of damage done to your body and mind alcohol is much much worse.
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Male 525
Museike I think you have that slightly wrong, E hangovers are a drating nightmare. Not as bad as speed though
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Male 84
solution: ecstasy

much better for you and much more fun

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Male 579
Nice avatar there superjesus.. and I`m sure it`s been mentioned many many times, but alcohol is way worse for you than pot..
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Female 15,763
"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.

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Female 472
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.

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Male 2,388
noice they all seem to be related to dehydration so just have another beer before you go to bed and when you wake up
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Male 99
well that information has made absoluterly no difference to me, cos god damn it worth it
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Male 386
I never planned to drink. This adds to it; it scares my pooLESS that the BRAIN would PULL AWAY from it`s lining.
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Male 15,510
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
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Male 83
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.

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Female 9,572
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.
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Male 801
"after this weekend i think i may be experiencing some of those symptoms... "

Totally agree, music festivals are bad places =D

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Male 575
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

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Male 1,164
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
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Male 2,688
Agreed Nebbie... I don`t get hangovers either. I kinda laugh when I see people walking around with one.
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Female 465
`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 :(
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Male 310
after this weekend i think i may be experiencing some of those symptoms...
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Female 15,763
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

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Male 864
I`ve actually never had a hangover... It`s nice to get wasted and feel great the next day.
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Male 1,129
Yep i`ve felt every one of those symptoms...
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Female 250
well then
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Male 4,807
This makes me want a beer, right NOW!
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Female 60
All that reading makes me thirsty...
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Male 1,375
so....that explains why I feel like a slapped ass right now
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Male 103
worth it!
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Male 278
Link: The Anatomy of a Hangover [Graph/Diagram] [Rate Link] - That`s a lot of hell your body goes through just to get a good buzz.
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