Okay, so you had fun with your friends last night and drank a bucketful of alcohol.
However, this morning you found it hard to wake, your head was pounding like a
pneumatic drill and you were feeling more than a little nauseous.
And what was wrong with you? A hangover that’s what!
The term ‘hangover’ may not be familiar to everyone, but for many of us, it’s a word that
brings a chill to the very thought of waking up in the morning, still tired with an aching
body, a headache, feeling nauseous and with a mouth dryer than the sole of an
Afghanistani’s flip-flop. Yet, most people don’t even think about the consequences while
out partying with friends and family.
“No Nay Never – No Nay Never No More!”
It’s a claim many of us have made the morning after the night before, while suffering
with a skull-pounding hangover. Unfortunately, this vow is often short-lived and is
particularly hard to maintain during the festive and holiday season. (People tend to
increase their alcohol consumption during the holidays when there are more parties).
The most important message of course is that people shouldn’t drink too much in the
first place, because a hangover is just one negative consequence of excessive alcohol
There are numerous other downsides, which can be very serious, such as loss of control
over emotions, anger or moroseness and poor decision-making. Drinking too much in a
single night can result in fatal alcohol poisoning. In other words, you can literally drink
yourself to death.