Drink Ease ?| Homeopathic Remedy to Counter Hang Overs

The Serious Cost of Hangovers
$148 billion annually in the US

In a study of college students, 25% of students reported experiencing a hangover in the previous week and 29% reported losing school time for hangover recovery.

According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center found personal and societal costs of moderate and even light drinking are significant, and that most alcohol-related problems in the workplace are caused by light and moderate drinkers. Researcher Dr. Jeffrey Weise stated: "In the medical community, we tend to focus on alcoholics, but that's a very small number of people, whereas being hungover is a common thing."

  • "Although hangover might be considered trivial -- just deserts for the overindulgent -- it has substantial economic consequences." In the US, hangover-related absenteeism and poor work performance costs $148 billion annually. This averages to $2,000 per working adult in the US.
  • Fifty-four percent of all alcohol-related problems in the workplace are caused by light drinkers, and 87% are caused by light-to-moderate drinkers. "The primary morbidity that affects light-to-moderate drinkers is the hangover, not the long-term consequences of alcohol.
  • While the classic symptoms of hangover ?| headache, nausea, diarrhea and fatigue ?| may be considered merely uncomfortable, the person with hangover is at increased risk for injury. "Patients with hangover have diminished visual-spatial skills and dexterity, even after alcohol can no longer be detected in the blood. Impairment from hangover has been experimentally demonstrated in pilots, people who drive and skiers. Managerial skills and task completion are also adversely affected."
  • The prevalence of hangover is alarming. More than 75% of men and women who have consumed alcohol report that they have experienced hangover at least once, and 15% experience hangovers at least monthly. "Paradoxically, hangover is much more common in light-to-moderate drinkers (70%) than in heavier drinkers."




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