It ’s holiday party season – here’s what you need to know about the science of hangovers

The holiday season is here, bringing with it many opportunities for parties, celebrations, and for some – overindulging. So, it’s a good time to understand a little more about the possible consequences of these festivities, particularly the dreaded hangover. Check out the December NIAAA Director's blog post tolearn more.   
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