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Controversial Hangover Clinic Opens In Australia

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Sydney’s new ‘Hangover Clinic’ promises to instantly take care of terrible hangovers through a “revolutionary treatment” that involves an IV drip. Depending on how bad their night was, customers are hooked to the drip for 30 to 45 minutes and are given saline infused with headache and anti-nausea medication, along with vitamins B and C. Antioxidants and oxygen are also included in treatment, priced between $140 and $200. Oddity Central has more:

“Sometimes we just overdo it. Might be a BBQ at a mate’s place, or a drink with the girls, but since time began we’ve all been known to overindulge on the drinks, or our hectic schedules just run us down,” the clinic’s website states. “In as little as 30 minutes, we’ll have you off the couch feeling fresh and ready to tackle the day ahead, so you can feel like the best version of yourself.”

The clinic offers three types of ‘Hangover Remedies’.  ‘Jump Start’, the basic package, costs $140 and includes one liter of IV hydration, Vitamins B and C, and your choice of headache or anti-nausea medication. ‘Energise’ provides an extra jolt at $165, with the addition of oxygen treatment. And ‘Resurrection’ is for the truly hopeless cases – at $200 it includes an antioxidant boost along with the rest of the basic medication.

Interestingly, the clinic offers ‘Health & Fitness Booster’ IV services for “life hangovers” like jet lag, a cold or flu, and general exhaustion. They include the Jetlag Crusher (vitamins B and C), Cold Flu Hydration (vitamin C), and Sports Recovery (electrolyte restoration) – all priced at $160. You can book a package online, or have a friend do it for you through gift vouchers, if you’re too hammered to even use the computer. If you’re a regular drinker, it’s probably a good idea to get your hands on a few of those vouchers handy in advance.

According to the website, founder Max Petro came up with the idea for Hangover Clinic after spending years working as a ski instructor. He was always surprised how ski patrol teams turned up fresh for work after late nights involving heavy drinking. When he asked them about it, he was let in on their secret – IV fluids, oxygen, and painkillers.

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