We all know the feeling of waking up the night after partying a little too hard and feeling nothing but regret and nausea. Greasy foods, caffeinated peanut butter and even vitamin-filled vodka are available to help avoid those morning-after troubles. There are even IV clinics and buses in New York and Las Vegas that will hook you up to your temporary lifeline of rejuvenation. House calls have also been tested and approved by Food Republic.
Australia recently jumped on the IV wagon, opening its first Hangover Clinic in Sydney, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. For 140 to 200 Australian dollars (USD 100-143), you can get “saline, sodium minerals, vitamins, oxygen and anti-nausea medication” pumped into your bloodstream.
While this may seem like the best-case scenario for drunken Aussies, not everyone is pleased with the idea.
“This encourages people to use alcohol in an entirely inappropriate way and it’s something the government should look at very, very carefully,” Michael Moore, chief executive of the Public Health Association of Australia, told the Herald. “After all the hard work that has been done to reduce the harm associated with alcohol…this is ridiculous.”
The Hangover Clinic’s cofounder, Max Petro, made a point with his rebuttal that the clinic doesn’t supply alcohol and that they “encourage binge drinking as much as hospitals encourage people to get sick.”
Well played, Petro.