Cheer madness: if you can’t stop at five G&Ts, try a ...


Cheer madness: if you can’t stop at five G&Ts, try a drinking coach

Battered by a hangover, I turned to a pro to learn how to enjoy myself without the excruciating morning-after

Sharon Walker

On the whole, my drinking isn’t the problem. I don’t wake up in A&E missing a shoe, wondering how I got there. No, the drinking isn’t the problem; the drinking is fun, almost essential, I’d say, for a good party. The problem is the hangovers, which have become so excruciating in my 50s that the drinking hardly seems worth it.

After my last big night out on Halloween night, I couldn’t get out of bed for three weeks (I exaggerate only slightly).

We each have a unique relationship with alcohol, but I don’t think I’m alone in drinking too much at parties. About 24% of adults in England and Scotland regularly drink more than the chief medical officer’s low-risk guidelines, according to a 2016 government report, and 27% binge-drink on their heaviest drinking days (more than eight units for men and more than six units for women)...

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