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Susceptibility to Alcohol Hangovers: Not Just a Matter of Being Resilient.
Alcohol Alcohol 2018; 53(3):241-244AA

Abstract

Introduction

Although most drinkers have experienced a hangover the day following heavy alcohol consumption, a minority claims to be hangover resistant despite consuming the same large quantities of alcohol as those reporting alcohol hangover. The aim of the current study was to examine if susceptibility to experiencing hangovers is related to a drinker's interpretation of wellbeing and psychological assets to bounce back.

Methods

A survey was conducted among 2295 Dutch students assessing their past month alcohol consumption patterns, and measuring mental resilience and wellbeing. Estimated peak blood alcohol concentration (e-pBAC) for their heaviest drinking occasion in the past month was computed for each participant. Data from participants who reported a past month hangover, i.e. hangover sensitive drinkers, were compared with hangover resistant drinkers. The analyses were conducted for (a) all participants reaching an e-pBAC ≥ 0.11% (N = 986, of which 24.6% claimed to be hangover resistant) and (b) participants reaching an e-pBAC ≥ 0.18% (N = 480, of which 16.7% claimed to be hangover resistant).

Results

For both e-pBAC cut-off values, no significant differences between hangover sensitive and hangover resistant drinkers were found for mental resilience and wellbeing.

Conclusion

The current findings suggest that having a hangover is not simply an expression of poor psychological coping with the next-day consequences of heavy alcohol consumption.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 34584CG, Utrecht, The Netherlands.Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 34584CG, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University, Yalelaan 2, 3584CM, Utrecht, The Netherlands.Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 34584CG, Utrecht, The Netherlands.Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 34584CG, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University, Yalelaan 2, 3584CM, Utrecht, The Netherlands.University of Groningen, Traffic Psychology Group, Neuropsychology, Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, 9712 TS, Groningen, The Netherlands.Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 34584CG, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Nutricia Research, Uppsalalaan 12, 3584 CT, Utrecht, The Netherlands.Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 34584CG, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University, Yalelaan 2, 3584CM, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29211818

Citation

van Schrojenstein Lantman, Marith, et al. "Susceptibility to Alcohol Hangovers: Not Just a Matter of Being Resilient." Alcohol and Alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire), vol. 53, no. 3, 2018, pp. 241-244.
van Schrojenstein Lantman M, van de Loo AJAE, Mackus M, et al. Susceptibility to Alcohol Hangovers: Not Just a Matter of Being Resilient. Alcohol Alcohol. 2018;53(3):241-244.
van Schrojenstein Lantman, M., van de Loo, A. J. A. E., Mackus, M., Kraneveld, A. D., Brookhuis, K. A., Garssen, J., & Verster, J. C. (2018). Susceptibility to Alcohol Hangovers: Not Just a Matter of Being Resilient. Alcohol and Alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire), 53(3), pp. 241-244. doi:10.1093/alcalc/agx107.
van Schrojenstein Lantman M, et al. Susceptibility to Alcohol Hangovers: Not Just a Matter of Being Resilient. Alcohol Alcohol. 2018 May 1;53(3):241-244. PubMed PMID: 29211818.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Susceptibility to Alcohol Hangovers: Not Just a Matter of Being Resilient. AU - van Schrojenstein Lantman,Marith, AU - van de Loo,Aurora J A E, AU - Mackus,Marlou, AU - Kraneveld,Aletta D, AU - Brookhuis,Karel A, AU - Garssen,Johan, AU - Verster,Joris C, PY - 2017/08/07/received PY - 2017/11/17/accepted PY - 2017/12/7/pubmed PY - 2018/9/25/medline PY - 2017/12/7/entrez SP - 241 EP - 244 JF - Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire) JO - Alcohol Alcohol. VL - 53 IS - 3 N2 - Introduction: Although most drinkers have experienced a hangover the day following heavy alcohol consumption, a minority claims to be hangover resistant despite consuming the same large quantities of alcohol as those reporting alcohol hangover. The aim of the current study was to examine if susceptibility to experiencing hangovers is related to a drinker's interpretation of wellbeing and psychological assets to bounce back. Methods: A survey was conducted among 2295 Dutch students assessing their past month alcohol consumption patterns, and measuring mental resilience and wellbeing. Estimated peak blood alcohol concentration (e-pBAC) for their heaviest drinking occasion in the past month was computed for each participant. Data from participants who reported a past month hangover, i.e. hangover sensitive drinkers, were compared with hangover resistant drinkers. The analyses were conducted for (a) all participants reaching an e-pBAC ≥ 0.11% (N = 986, of which 24.6% claimed to be hangover resistant) and (b) participants reaching an e-pBAC ≥ 0.18% (N = 480, of which 16.7% claimed to be hangover resistant). Results: For both e-pBAC cut-off values, no significant differences between hangover sensitive and hangover resistant drinkers were found for mental resilience and wellbeing. Conclusion: The current findings suggest that having a hangover is not simply an expression of poor psychological coping with the next-day consequences of heavy alcohol consumption. SN - 1464-3502 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29211818/Susceptibility_to_Alcohol_Hangovers:_Not_Just_a_Matter_of_Being_Resilient_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/alcalc/agx107 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -