(Photo:prom dresses 2015)Denying this is futile; trying to hang on to the wagon is the route to a catastrophic fall in the second week, involving hundreds of pounds and thousands of recriminations. The best approach is to accept yours will be a boozy month, and work out how to counteract the poisons without committing to a boring and unrealistic abstinence.

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“Drink a glass of water in between alcoholic drinks!” crows your mother. “It’ll stop that sore head the next day!” Sure, Mum, if you’re having two glasses of wine, a glass of water sandwiched between them might preclude a hangover. When you’re slurping shots and minesweeping foreign G&Ts from dark corners, a few swigs of water will barely register with your poor, parched cells. Also, the only tap at this house party is in the corner of the kitchen, which is full of people doing the condom challenge and rifling absent-mindedly through cutlery drawers.

The next morning you feel it, and you’re going out again this evening. Now, you must drink water; unfortunately, on many hangovers, the idea turns your stomach. Take sparkling water instead.

Or drink it in its more effective forms. Peppermint tea is good for the skin and calming on the stomach, and green tea is “a source of catechins that have been shown to induce performance of detoxification enzymes,” explains Gabriela Peacock, a nutritional therapist and founder of GP Nutrition.

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Usually, you walk past Holland & Barrett muttering “mumbo jumbo” and “witch doctors”. But it is December tomorrow, and after your first big hangover you’ll feel so addled that you’ll Google vitamin B12 and “IV infusions”, hoping for salvation.

Supplements might work. Then again, they might be a triumph of mind over matter. But even if the effect is a placebo, that’s all you need. Swallow some milk thistle before a night out — it reportedly reduces the impact of booze on the liver. Slam a preparatory Berocca (though an Alka-Seltzer is more subtle if you’re at your desk); squeeze some ginger into your sad hangover stir-fry. Vitamins B and C apparently neutralise the diuretic impact of alcohol.

Eat well

You won’t, obviously — you’ll eat plenty, and most of it will be rich and sugary. And then, the next day, when you are fatter and your energy is crashing, you will seek something rich and sugary. The time for reversing this is January, though you can mitigate the effects by gesturing towards healthiness every few meals or so.

Your liver is a punchbag in December, and you must tend to it. “Berries contain anthocyanins,” says Peacock. “They are very powerful antioxidants and regulate liver function. Cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and horseradish contain glucosinolates — sulphur-containing compounds [that] are activators of liver detoxification enzymes.” Luckily, many of these festive hits star in your Pret/Leon/Crussh festive sarnie.

Pomegranate contains ellagic acid, which improves your body’s ability to eliminate toxins. And allicin — found in garlic, leeks and onions — “is an important inducer of second-phase detoxification, a process of making toxic elements ready for elimination,” says Peacock.

She also recommends cutting back on caffeine, obviously within reason — some mornings you’ll need the electric shock of an espresso. “Eat a piece of fruit occasionally” sounds like the advice your mother delivered when she dropped you off at university, pretending to be “matey” while blinking tears out of her eyes. Saying that, it wasn’t bad advice then and it isn’t now.

Ohm run

Obviously, exercising when hungover is miserable, though you concede it makes you look perkier, and afterwards you’ll feel marginally better. Instead of embarking, ambitiously, on a run — only to double-over when you get through the park gates and start hawking up last night’s pitta and butter (tragic, desperate snack of drunks everywhere) — go to yoga. It’s basically some stretching with disproportionate benefits. You’ll never be able to get up in the morning — instead, go in the sweet spot between work ending and the next party starting.

You can sleep when you’re dead, which will be soon if you don’t sleep. Hone your morning routine so you can maximise the minimal lie-in; keep make-up at work, eat breakfast in the office and swill mouthwash instead of brushing your teeth (not really, but you thought about it, didn’t you?).

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