Sobering Up After Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Contrary to popular belief, myths, and old wives’ tales, the process of sobering up from a night of excessive alcohol consumption can’t be speeded up with endless cups of black coffee, cold showers, or “the hair of the dog” – another drink of alcohol.
None of these will affect the time it takes for alcohol to leave your system and for you to feel better.
There is no fast or best method for sobering up, and there is no instant cure for a hangover. The only truth is this: it takes as long as it takes.
The answer to sobering up and getting over a hangover is time, and only time.
Hangover symptoms, however, can be eased by specific medications, such as headache tablets and something to settle the stomach, such as antacids, which work by neutralizing the stomach acid to relieve an upset stomach.
Additionally, eating food and drinking plenty of water to re-hydrate can help your body return to normal.