I'm not a massive drinker but once in a while a special occasion will come along like a friends birthday, a party or an extremely difficult deadline Friday at work. Like many people, I'll get drunk to varying degrees from tipsy to staggering... but personally, never to the fall-down, black-out, wake-up in a strange place, would-have-regrets-if-I-only-could-remember-what-happened-the-night-before kind-of-way... For simplicities sake, I'll divide the level of hangover into 2 kinds and they're strictly based on how functional I am the next day. The first is... Could go into work if necessary but am seedy, moody, headachy, and generally fit for low-level tasks and minimal meeting participation. The second is... The full works. Unable to go to work, let alone leave the house. Possibly ill, certainly queasy, would probably burst into flame near a naked light due to the amount of alcohol radiating from my pores. The kind of vulnerable state that you would never want anybody to see you in... (because they never feel sorry for you and may even laugh at you in your pitiful state). My favourite remedies are: For 1) A cooked breakfast esp. if it's got either hash browns or sausage with strong sweet tea. Occasionally could manage the hair of the dog, but not often... For 2) A glass of tepid still mineral water, pulled blinds, monastery-like silence, a combination of ibuprofen & aspirin, and if I'm feeling particularly brave... a banana. When you feel like s**t due to the excesses of the night before -- what's the thing that brings you around and gets you back on your feet again? Disclaimer: It is neither big, nor particularly clever to get drunk -- so kids, go easy out there.