36. Avoiding the revenge of Bacchus
Hangovers are the scourge of every enthusiastic drinker. But because there’s no such thing as a hangover cure the most sensible approach is avoidance.
There are treatments that will make you feel slightly less grim than you did before taking them – or will replace one disgusting taste in your mouth with another.
But so far no one has come up with anything that will make you feel as good as you would after an alcohol-free evening and plenty of sleep. The whole point of a hangover is that it’s a punishment. As a child you learned that if you ate too much you’d be sick or that if you put your hand near fire you’d get burnt. In the same way, those who drink too much are rewarded with a throbbing head, sluggish ...