The pain and discomfort of a hangover can be unbearable, but apparently not bad enough to deter you from drinking again soon. Following the lives of frequent drinkers, researchers had participants record their drinking behaviors and experiences in electronic diaries for 21 days. During the period, more than 460 hangovers were reported, but on average, the time lapse between a hangover and the next drink was only a few hours, according to a study to be published in May in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The researchers conclude that regular drinkers don't seem to be bothered by hangovers and that clinicians who try to discuss the unpleasant effect with drinkers to motivate them to stop drinking is probably a waste of time.
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