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"Baby Boomers" Alcohol Problem


morddwyd

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Acoording to the BBC there is a "baby boomers" alcohol problem, covering those aged between 55 and 74.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19913431

Now I am 74, born in '38 and I've never been classed as a baby boomer before (at risk from drink, yes!).

I thought this term referred to the generation conceived when vast numbers came home from war and started, or continued, their families, maybe ten years or so younger.

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Forum Editor

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"rum does not leave you with a hang-over."

If you drink enough it certainly will. Some people tend to stand less chance of getting hangovers, and nobody really knows why - it's just one of those things.

If you want to stand a better chance of avoiding hangovers, avoid dark-coloured drinks. They contained substances called cogeners, and it's the cogeners that give you the hangover symptoms. Drink white rum, vodka or gin and you're less likely to suffer next day.

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Aitchbee

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...I've not had a major hang-over since 1974 ... but furry tongue mornings ... yes ...too numerous to mention!

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morddwyd

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"Drink white rum, vodka or gin "

Exactly the advice given to me by my GP forty odd years ago, though he wouldn't give me a prescription, the damned charlatan!

I developed an allergy to beer (honest!) and half a pint would put me in bed for two days, and white spirits were the genuine medical suggestion.

I later found, by experiment, for I do love the stuff, that it is only keg beer, and some bottles, that affect me this way, and I am aright with anything from the wood.

I still get a hangover, but only when I deserve it!

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