Partygoers planning on drinking a lot in Las Vegas have been given a way to sidestep the inevitable hangover — a new "Hangover Heaven" bus promises to have you feeling fighting fit in just 45 minutes.
Anaesthesiologist Dr Jason Burke has launched a mobile surgery that offers a hangover cure drip for $99.
This follows reports that celebrities including Rihanna have been checking into private hospitals for more expensive, similar treatments.
Each IV is tailored to individual patients, with most containing vitamins, magnesium and calcium to rehydrate the patient and get the toxins out of their system.
"People know when they come here, it's not a matter of whether or not they are going to have a hangover, it's only a matter of how bad it's going to be," Dr Burke told US MSN.
It sounds like the good solution for over-indulgers, but Professor Gordon Lynch, head of the department of physiology at the University of Melbourne, told ninemsn that it's not a magic solution.
"The hangover is basically a warning sign that we have overdone it and the body is responding with nausea, a headache, sore muscles, dry mouth, feeling weak and the shakes," he said.
"All those physiological effects are telling us there is significant dehydration and inflammation. Doing that in the short term, the body can handle it to a certain extent, but to do that repeatedly –– it takes its toll on the body."
Associate Professor John Fitzgerald from the social and political sciences department at the University of Melbourne agrees, saying the physical symptoms are only one part of the hangover.
"It's really not going to address some of the psycho social effects of the hangover things like how angry you are when you drink, how depressed you are when you drink, how neurotic you might be, and what contributions these have to the intensity of the hangover," he told ninemsn.
According to Professor Fitzgerald, if you've behaved like a fool when drunk, the remorse you feel the next day will actually contribute to your hangover.
"The sense we make of a hangover and what we did the night before are really important in determining how intensely bad we feel the next day," he said.
If you really want to get the most out of your days after a night out, Professor Lynch said there's only one option.
"The only way we are not going to get a hangover is not to overindulge," he said.