October 22, 2002
There's no quick fix for intoxication
(HealthDayNews) -- Time is the only cure after a night of heavy drinking. According to the Health Service Center at the University of Toronto, the following supposed remedies are mere urban legends:
- Coffee -- It acts as a stimulant but doesn't diminish the effects of alcohol.
- Fresh air and exercise -- Going outside for a walk removes you from the bar but it won't speed up sobriety.
- Switching drinks -- Consuming even more spirits will only make things worse.
- Vomiting -- It may alleviate the nausea and get rid of some of the alcohol in your stomach, but it won't decrease the alcohol levels in your blood stream.