On New Year’s Eve, many people like to ring in the New Year with friends and family.
ABC-7 does not encourage the consumption of alcohol, but we know some might plan to party a littler harder than most and will likely feel it in the morning.
Borderland residents gave us their insight:
“Hangovers are great if you don’t feel them,” said one man at the King’s X in west El Paso
“I had a two day hangover one time. Awe, it hurt, it was a long party,” said another man.
“Your stomach’s queasy, you’ve got a headache,” said King’s X owner Ted Aikman.
According to contributors in Health Magazine, prevention is the best cure for the hangover.
But some ABC-7 spoke with have their own remedies, like having a Bloody Mary.
“You know, the Tabasco and everything in it and just gets a little bit — takes the edge off,” explained Aikman.
Experts said a drink in the morning may take the edge off, but it could also lead to a worse hangover the next day.
“I call in sick,” said one woman.
“Just take an aspirin and keep drinking,” said one man.
But people should be careful with that last bit of advice. Habitual drinkers may damage their liver if they mix medicine and booze.
Some people suggested a hearty meal.
Here in the Borderland, many said a good bowl of menudo does the trick.
“(At) last call they start coming in at two in the morning and it’s pretty much Menudo, it’s pretty much skillets, soup,” said Steve Castro, cook manager at the Village Inn near UTEP.
Castro said there’s no scientific proof that Menudo cures a hangover. “It does work pretty good, I guess because it fills the system up. Chicken noodle — also warm — fills the system up.”
Other people said the best thing to do is to stay hydrated and get some sleep to allow your body to recover.
Most importantly, if you plan to drink, don’t drive.
Sun City Cabs is offering free rides on New Year’s Eve. Their number is 915-544-2211.