While a night of drinking can be all fun and games, the next morning usually packs a punch. In order to avoid the hangover, we’ve all tried those clever tricks of drinking black coffee and eating greasy food. However, they rarely ever offer the magic cure we’re hoping for. So, instead of looking for a cure, it’s best to practice hangover-free drinking habits. 

Hangover-free Drinking: How to Achieve It

Fast, Slow, Fast

The more you drink and the quicker you drink it, the more likely you’ll have a hangover. So, it’s best to follow the fast, slow, fast, hangover-free drinking method. With this method, you drink the first drink quickly. After doing this, you’ll most likely feel a little buzz. Then when you move to the second drink, you’ll want to go slow.

Make your drink last longer, then fill the glass with water. By doing this, you should be able to make this second drink last a good portion of the night. Once you’ve finished that drink and water, you can move to your third drink if you choose.

One Drink Per Hour

Another great practice of hangover-free drinking is to stick with a one drink per hour rule. By having just one drink per hour, you can allow your body to process the alcohol without overloading your system. In addition, you’ll drink far less at this rate than if you were drinking one after the other. Therefore, you’re far less likely to experience hangover symptoms the next morning. If you feel you’re drinking too slowly or don’t like to be empty handed, have some water between each drink. This can help you feel more comfortable by having a drink in your hand, while also reducing the risk of hangovers. 

Never Finish the Last Drink

While it may seem like a waste to leave half a drink, this is an important step in hangover-free drinking. Most often, it’s the last drink that really gets to you. Yes, you probably think you’ll be just fine, but that’s normally a sign to stop. So, when trying to avoid a hangover, it’s best to stop while you’re ahead.

In short, hangovers are a pain and there’s only so much you can do for relief when you have one. So, it’s better to practice hangover-free drinking habits to prevent ever getting one in the first place.