Social death and sobriety and all that. Going to the bar and drinks like adults do and if you had a good night, your home after midnight, each hour after is another level on the good-time meter.
A clean drug that medicates inhibition is not to be found, hoever some candidates have been proposed but mitigation of the situation.
Shortly after a person starts consuming an alcoholic drink, the liver gets to work. The enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) metabolizes the ethanol (that's the type of alcohol in alcohol) into toxic acetaldehyde. From there the liver enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) metabolizes acetaldehyde into acetate, a less toxic compound that breaks down into water and carbon dioxide. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, some alcohol metabolism also occurs in the pancreas, gastrointestinal tract and the brain, but the liver does the bulk of the work with its two enzymes.
The problem is: all this takes time and, the next day, the drinker suffers.
The two biggest advice are...
- drink plenty of water, before, during and after
- take a big full water bottle to bed with you and keep it at arms length.
- dose up on vitamins and minerals. Counter the diuretic with antidiuretic such as potassium.
- perhaps taurine promotes efficient elimination of acetaldehyde