Hangover help from a Las Vegas bus
Hangover Heaven treats the side effects of drinking too much with IV therapy.
What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but unfortunately, what goes in the stomach in Vegas does not always stay where it should.
Yet even the roughest morning-after can be cured in under an hour according to Dr Jason Burke, the founder of Hangover Heaven, a 45ft-long bus that treats the side effects of drinking too much with IV therapy. A board-certified anaesthesiologist, Burke studied the science of veisalgia (the medical term for a hangover) to develop a hangover treatment that was fast and portable.
The bus, launched in April 2012, takes advanced bookings as well as cruises the Strip for unfortunate souls, every Friday through Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm, and on weekdays 9 am to 1 pm. Once inside, visitors can choose from the basic “Redemption” package for $99, which includes a standard IV drip to replenish lost fluids, or the “Salvation” premium package for $159, which intravenously delivers anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medicine, along with vitamins to combat alcohol-induced toxins.
Far from being bland and medicinal, the interior of the bus features a flat-screen TV, a lounge area and four private bunks to get a few more minutes of shut-eye. The bus can also hold 10 to 14 people for bachelor parties gone awry.
As for preventing a hangover in the first place? Burke advises Vegas visitors to stick to clear (gin and vodka), high-end alcohols, and drink at least one glass of water after two to three drinks.