Hangover tips after a night of bottle smashing? Think again: Not a single "cure" up to date has been scientifically proven that work.
According to James C. Garbutt, M.D., a professor of psychiatry in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine who specialises in alcoholism treatment and research, there isn't any best cure for the terrible splitting headache and a queasy stomach caused by drinking too much alcohol.
Garbutt, who is a member UNC's Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, said: "The most important message I would emphasize is that people shouldn't drink too much in the first place.
"Hangover is one negative consequence of excess alcohol consumption but there are many others, including accidents, which can be serious, loss of control over emotions such as anger or sadness, and bad decision-making exemplified by the classic office party gone wrong."
The expert further handed out tips on how to enjoy those pints and prevent landing a hangover, including eating a meal before the first sip of alcohol.
Garbutt said: "Eating food is an important element in reducing drinking and reducing risk of intoxication."
Another was to drink a glass of water before the next round to dilute the concentration of alcohol in your blood and help prevent dehydration.