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How To Handle An “Adult Hangover”

Ian P 11. July 2018
How To Handle An “Adult Hangover”

 

 

By Ian P., 27 years old 

I woke up one day and realized I had a fulltime job, bills to pay, laundry to do, an apartment to clean and on and on. I had to admit that maybe, just maybe, I had become an adult. 

When did that happen? Maybe it was when I gave that toast at my friend’s wedding, or perhaps it was my first 401k contribution. It seemed like my age had crept up, but thankfully, without many physical effects. I still ran 4 times a week and played in my regular Thursday pickup basketball game. I kept going and did my best to ignore the fact that I was an adult. 

That fall, a new small batch brewery was having their opening night. I like craft beer. So a few buddies and I went over to check out their infamous October ale and, my personal favorite, an oatmeal stout. The beers were great. At some point in the night, we ended up at a whiskey bar. Old fashions happened. Shots happened. Blurriness. Then, we made a stop at the best late-night Greek food spot in town and I took an Uber ride home. All and all, a solid night. 

Until the alarm went off. This was certifiably the worst hangover of my life. Yes, I had been hungover before in college (plenty of times), but this was a whole new level of hangover: intense headache, volatile stomach and an overall feeling of fundamental crap. This was my first “adult hangover.” The kind of hangover people warn you about when you’re in your early 20s, with all these cautionary tales from well-intentioned older friends saying things like: “The day I turned 27 I had to stop drinking” and “Enjoy it while it lasts.” 

Waking up that morning with a pounding headache and bags under my eyes, the worst part was that I still had a list of weekend chores, a big work project to finish and a family dinner with my sister and 3-year-old niece. I had no choice but to keep “adulting” with this military-grade hangover. The next 24 hours were a bit humbling to say the least. 

As much as the hangover sucked, I don’t want to pretend like I ever seriously considered not drinking alcohol anymore. It’s a part of my life I enjoy. So, the next step in my mind was to find a way to drink smarter. I did some digging online and eventually found Sober Up. I was skeptical at first, but I liked that it was made of all natural ingredients. I liked that it was designed to help the liver detoxify itself and remedy a hangover instead of only covering up the hangover symptoms. 

I got my first 3-pack and it was time to see for myself. My buddies and I went out to the same brewery and whiskey bar the following weekend and had a great time. I took a Sober Up before bed with some water. The next morning, I took another Sober Up. I felt genuinely good, mentally clear and physically not a train wreck. My buddies on the other hand? They were paying for the night before. Now, when I go out, I always have a few Sober Up detox shots waiting for me back at my place. It’s just a part of my drinking routine now. 

Sober Up helps me do all of my “adult responsibilities” the next day without having to feel like an adult. 

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