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What is a hangover?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

After excessive consumption of alcohol, you may experience a hangover, which is a cluster of unpleasant symptoms that can be physical, psychological, or both. Hangovers are uncomfortable, but they usually resolve on their own. In general, the more you drink at one sitting, the more likely you are to get a hangover the following day.

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