How to get sober quickly

It may be tough to resist an invitation to a party that promises lots of booze and fun. It may be equally hard to say "no" to drowning your sorrows in alcohol. Although you may enjoy the intoxication and relief that alcohol brings, the after-effects are much less pleasurable. Drinking too much can lead to a hangover, which can be especially bothersome if you have work or an important event the next day. It may seem like nothing can cure the pounding headache resulting from your hangover; however, by following these steps you can reduce the effects of your hard partying quickly.

Try an alcohol antidote pill, such as Chaser. Chaser pills have activated calcium carbonate and charcoal that attracts and absorbs cogeners (toxic chemicals found in liquor). It is an all-natural preventive pill that blocks the effects of beer, wine and other liquor. Kangtian Sobering-up Lozenge helps to lower your body's alcohol consumption rate and protects your stomach and liver. These remedies can be found on the internet and in some health-food stores. Take them before you start drinking to reduce your recovery time.

Realise that the more you drink is the longer it will take to get sober. For example, if you consume three tequila shots, you will recover quicker than if you drink six.

Eat fruits that are rich in fructose, such as fruits, honey, Pop Tarts, Apple Jacks and Lifesavers. A study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel showed that bats' alcohol level dropped quicker after eating meals that were fructose-rich. This rings true for humans as well.

Drink plenty of water, sports drinks (e.g. Powerade or Gatorade) or fruit juices to avoid becoming dehydrated. You can also try drinking Liver Detox Tea---a potent root-flavoured tea, which cleanses your blood, helps in liver functioning and restores cells and membranes.

Know that time is the best cure. By "sleeping it off", your body gets the chance to rest, while cleansing and erasing the alcohol inside of it. Even an hour of sleep can help to reduce the effects of your hangover.

Disguise your alcohol breath by consuming two spoonfuls of mustard. The stench of alcohol is very pungent. Even if you manage to get sober quickly, ensure that your breath does not indicate that you have been drinking.

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Grace Ferguson has been writing professionally since 2009. With 10 years of experience in employee benefits and payroll administration, Ferguson has written extensively on topics relating to employment and finance. A research writer as well, she has been published in The Sage Encyclopedia and Mission Bell Media.