Proceeding of the 8th Alcohol Hangover Research Group Meeting

Curr Drug Abuse Rev. 2016;9(2):106-112. doi: 10.2174/1874473709666161229121527.


Alcohol hangover is one of the most commonly experienced consequences of alcohol consumption. An alcohol hangover develops as the blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) approaches zero, and is characterized by a general feeling of misery. More insight into the pathology of an alcohol hangover needs to be gained, in order to enhance the understanding of the area, and as a potential contribution to the innovation of a preventative or hangover curing treatment. The Alcohol Hangover Research Group (AHRG) was founded to support the area of alcohol hangover. This proceeding describes the latest findings in the area of alcohol hangovers, and future research plans, discussed at the 8th Alcohol Hangover Research Group meeting, held on June 25, 2016, New Orleans, USA. Novel insight in potential causes, consequences, and treatment of alcohol hangover were revealed during the meeting, as well as further research plans to examine biomarkers of recent alcohol consumption, immune functioning, alcohol metabolism, and potential treatments.

Keywords: Alcohol; cognitive impairment; ethanol; hangover; potential therapeutics; treatment.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects*
  • Alcoholic Intoxication / physiopathology*
  • Alcoholic Intoxication / therapy
  • Biomarkers / metabolism
  • Blood Alcohol Content*
  • Cognition / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Research Design


  • Biomarkers
  • Blood Alcohol Content