Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:58 AM
Edited by AKalashnikov, 22 July 2013 - 05:06 AM.
As a few people have said I didn't get hangovers until I was out of my teens. I'm glad I'm not the only one, I had a lot of theories in regard to the reason for it. I was drinking as much and sometimes more than I do now as well, so I could never figure it. In order to get proper drunk I probably need close to 3/4 of a bottle of vodka, drinking that excessively doesn't particularly appeal to me now, though. I have a good chance of getting arrested or hit by a car in the moment, not to mention succumbing to alcohol related illness later in life if I'm drinking that much on a regular basis. In terms of impairment my coordination barely suffers, I don't lose my balance. I've swam in the surf and ran full speed completely sh*t-faced on multiple occasions without any negative repercussions. I practice these things a lot sober, so that might have something to do with it.
The biggest setback is probably that I draw too much attention to myself and people sometimes perceive me as being aggressive when it feels completely different from my end. A lot of people assume I'm on harder drugs when I'm just drunk, I get overly excited and wide eyed so it's understandable. Segments and specifics in terms of what happened become a black out as well. Sometimes I can't distinguish between whether I ran into someone I haven't seen since third grade or if it was an alcohol related dream. I move around too quickly and lose the people I showed up with to pubs/clubs more often than not as well, so it's hard to piece together the order in which things took place or whether they took place at all. I don't get headaches with the hangovers fortunately, I always make sure to rehydrate myself when I get home. The psychological effects of being hungover are much worse for me, the anxiety surrounding something bad that happened the night before whether it be a fight or a heated argument is never good. The best cure I've found other than the obvious dehydration cures is more sleep or hanging out with someone.