As the raucous New Year's celebrations die down and the alcohol bottles have been emptied, the hangovers set in -- upset stomachs and painful headaches.
As people wade through those icky morning-after feelings, hangover remedies can be found in medicine cabinets, refrigerators or even back in the bar.
"Most alcohol dehydrates you and makes you feel weird the next day," said Kollin Kozlowski, the wine director at Kelly's Package Store in Dalton.
Commonly called "the hair of the dog" remedy, Jesse Luke, a bartender at Rumpy's Tavern in Lenox, suggests "more booze -- a Bloody Mary in the morning or another beer in the afternoon."
"You're really just prolonging your hangover," Luke said. "But if you're going to work, that's not going to help. Greasy, salty foods will help replenish the salt."
Though Kozlowski said he rejects "the hair of the dog" approach, he's a fan of "two aspirins and lots of water."
He said that something like vodka, which has been filtered more times and contains a lesser amount of toxic congeners, will be kinder to you the morning after.
"The more times it's filtered, the cleaner and purer it is, and less likely to give you a hangover."
For food the next day, Kozlowski recommends a greasy cheeseburger, chocolate shake or pancakes to soak up residual alcohol.
When gauged on The Eagle's Facebook page, readers' most popular suggestions included lots of water, pain relievers, vitamin waters and greasy
Or better yet, according to many readers: don't drink at all.
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