7 Tips To Sober Up Fast
While there are many claims to have found the solution to sobering up quickly, scientists disagree. According to medical professionals, there simply is no way that you can sober up fast.
However, there are ways to avoid getting drunk too quickly and reduce the symptoms of a hangover. You can also take steps to appear soberer or become more alert after overindulging in alcoholic beverages.
7 tips to look and feel soberer after drinking too much include:
1. The Cold Shower
The shock of cold water hitting your face and body can make you feel more awake and alert. While you may feel less inebriated after a cold shower, remember that it hasn’t reversed the effects of alcohol. You also need to be careful – the shock can result in an intoxicated person losing consciousness.
2. The Coffee Kick
Caffeine in coffee is a stimulant and will make you feel more awake when you have had too much to drink. Keep in mind that it isn’t going to help you metabolize the alcohol quicker or sober up faster. You are still under the effects of alcohol no matter how sober and alert you feel. Coffee is also a diuretic which means additional dehydration which can result in a worse hangover.
3. Sleep It Off
Sleeping is perhaps one of the best prescriptions for sobering up. While you sleep, the liver metabolizes the alcohol to expel it as waste. Your body also recovers and heals faster when you are sleeping and you should feel soberer even after a short nap. Sleep doesn’t just make you feel more alert but actually makes you less drunk.
4. Healthy Food
Eating a healthy meal before indulging and snacking on healthy foods during and after drinking can help protect your liver and slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream. Eating fruit or drinking fruit juice that is packed full of fructose as well as Vitamins B and C will assist your liver in metabolizing the alcohol faster. However, those healthy foods aren’t going to reduce your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) or alleviate the effects of intoxication.
5. Drink Water
Drinking plenty of water is perhaps the best advice. Water will prevent the dehydrating effects of alcohol as well as reduce the nasty effects of a hangover. Plus water will help flush the alcohol from your system faster. Drink water before, during, and after alcohol consumption.
Exercise gets the blood and oxygen flowing through the body and to the brain faster to make you feel more alert. There is also the belief that it helps your body metabolize alcohol faster. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this and a drunk person is still drunk even though they feel more aware after exercise.
7. Carbon Or Charcoal Capsules
Activated Charcoal or Carbon absorbs toxins in the stomach before the body has a chance to absorb them. The same can be said for alcohol although there is no scientific proof that it can help you sober up faster. Charcoal and carbon capsules are available from most pharmacies or health food stores.
Do you have any questions about your DWI charge? Feel free to contact or call Atty. Jim Butler right now to get your free consultation to see what a skilled attorney can do for you. Visit our blog for more related articles.