Drinking without Hangovers
Why can he drink and not get hungover? I am trying to understand why he drinks so much. Do alcoholics become so used to alcohol that they no longer become hung over after drinking. I cannot imagine drinking again for a long while after the way I felt today.
Melissa Borlie Says...
The simple answer to your question is that all alcoholics build up a tolerance to alcohol. The human body becomes used to a level of alcohol and then it takes more to achieve the same effect. For example, after drinking one six-pack a night for a time, it later takes two six-packs to get as drunk. After drinking for many, many years, alcoholics can drink an incredible amount of alcohol.
On the issue of hangovers, some people have a hangover after drinking one beer and some people never have hangovers. It all depends on the person.
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