Every year, thousands of college students from across the U.S. and Canada descend upon Lake Havasu City for a spirited celebration of spring and sunshine. For a few weeks each year, this lively town transforms into a 24/7 party scene with a swagger in its step.
Lake Havasu has become legendary for its wild boat parties and Spring Break shenanigans and with the release of Piranha 3D, it's reputation as a Spring Break destination will continue to grow. The peak time for Spring Break in Lake Havasu is when Arizona State University is in town.
Oh, the natural balance of the universe – it’s a beautiful thing. We all know that from the amount of alcohol you drink, there will be an equal and opposite reaction the next day in the form of the great hangover. Chance favors the prepared mind and so if you party right you can minimize that head pounding hangover the next morning. So, if you're looking to survive Spring Break, here are some hangover cures to help you.
1. Before you drink, take a lot of B vitamins. Alcohol depletes our body of vitamins and thus, our energy. The components of B vitamins are needed to keep our bodies and minds healthy and active throughout the day (and night). When you take B vitamins before you drink, you load up on these important vitamins so that the alcohol will not fully deplete these vital nutrients.
2. Drink on a full stomach, but not too full, of course. Make sure you eat before you drink. Many people will even say that the greasier the food the better. When drinking on a full stomach you can drink more and decrease the chances of suffering a massive hangover tomorrow.
3. In between alcoholic drinks, drink some water. By staying hydrated you stay buzzed and not drunk.
4. The greatest of hangover cures is to chug a Gatorade as soon as you wake up after a night of drinking. Bombarding your body with electrolytes in the morning can help to ease your body into a state of recovery.
5. While drinking, don’t sit still for too long. If you sit and drink all night long, the alcohol will soak and you will feel it more the next morning. Get up, move around, dance, talk, do something to stay active.
6. Keep your head above your shoulders. When your parents tell you to sit up straight it’s not only because they have control issues, they know that good posture is good for your health as well. Ancient Yogis have been preaching this for thousands of years. Sometimes, when you are slouched over drinking it can lead to getting more drunk and a worse hangover in the morning. So, sit up straight, move and keep your head above your shoulders.
7. Throw up, if you have to. Forget about being a wimp. Just throw it up! It’s better than ruining the party for others or not being able to enjoy the party yourself. Just throw up, get it over with and party on. Plus, if you throw up, you’ll make more room for more drinks which gives you a chance to redeem yourself.
8. If you do throw up, drink coconut water, Gatorade, something with electrolytes. This will help replenish what you lost.
9. Eat after you drink. When it comes to preventing a hangover, eating and soaking up all the alcohol before passing out will help.
10. Slow down on the sweet drinks. Sweetened cocktails and sweet liquors may taste good, but are known to cause horrible hangovers the next morning. So, take it easy on these delicious cocktails.
Hangover Cures: For Your Super Awesome Night of, What the Heck Happened?
Hangover Cures and Hangover Prevention Tips
Spring Break Dates by University or College
February 23 – 27
University of Redlands
University of Michigan – Dearborn
March 2 – 6
Montana State University, Billings
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
March 9 – 13
Arizona State University
Azusa Pacific University
Bemidji State University
Dakota State University, Madison
Dixie State University
Michigan State University
Minnesota State University – Mankato
Montana State University – Bozeman
Montana State University Northern
Northern State University
South Dakota State University
Southern Utah University
St. Cloud State University
University of Dallas
University of Minnesota – Morris
University of New Mexico – Albuquerque
University of New Mexico – Valencia
University of the Pacific
University of Portland
University of South Dakota
Utah State University
Weber State University
Western Michigan University
Western New Mexico University
Winona State University
March 16 – 20
California State University – Chico
Colorado State University – Fort Collins
Grand Canyon University
Kansas State University
Minot State University
North Dakota State University
Northeastern Oklahoma State University
Northern Arizona University – Stillwater
Oklahoma State University
Sonoma State University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Texas A & M
Texas State University
University of Arizona
University of Denver
University of Houston
University of Idaho – Moscow
University of Kansas
University of LaVerne
University of Minnesota – Crookston, Duluth, Twin Cities
University of New Mexico
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Northern Colorado
University of North Dakota – Grand Forks
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Tulsa
University of Texas – Austin
University of Texas – Dallas
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Wyoming
Wichita State University
Washington State University
March 23 – 27
Boise State University
California Polytechnic University – Pomona
California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo