Rolling RevIVal is a new company in Austin that offers mobile IV service that it says will help alleviate the suffering caused by hangovers.
For many, the dreaded hangover will kick in after a night of celebrating. It often involves nausea and a strong headache. Rolling RevIVal's trained medical staff offer a cure for that.
Starting at $99 they will administer IV treatments which can include different medications.
"When you can replenish it through the IV it's just directly straight into your system so it just automatically just, it's like putting gas into your gas tank," said Rolling RevIVal Medical Director Dr. Shirat Ling.
Their motto is "Party like a rock star tonight. Feel like a celebrity tomorrow."
Customer Nicole Manning told FOX 7 that in a city of young professionals, it is a must have.
"People like to go out and party, go to Sixth Street, go downtown, go have fun with their friends and maybe have to go to work the next morning and they had too many drinks," Manning said. "So it would be nice to have a place to go to feel 100%."
Michelle Eades is one of the founders of Rolling RevIVal. She told FOX 7 the company gets calls from bachelorette parties, athletes and even private companies to get them rehydrated in about 30 minutes.
"The number one question is how is this legal?" Eades said. "Well, it's legal because the people that are on the bus that are treating clients are actually medical professionals so they're all individually licensed. So this is just like a clinic."
Typically, it takes a lot of alcohol to get a hangover. So what happens to the body when somebody binge drinks?
The Centers for Disease Control says it can cause liver disease, neurological damage and even high blood pressure or a stroke. Also, the CDC estimates that one in six adults binge drinks four times a month, consuming about eight drinks per binge.
The Austin Police Department said their officers often see binge drinking in the younger crowd.
"We don't want to dictate what people do, it's not what where here to do," said Detective Michael Jennings with the APD DWI Unit. "We're just trying to say that if you are going to do that, understand that there are health risks involved. Understand also that if you get out there and you try to drive after something like that, you may not feel like you're intoxicated, but it affects in the way your judgment operates."
Dr. Ling said over drinking is the choice of each individual. For those who might see their bus as a negative she countered that it is just a way to help those who are suffering.
"We're not enabling them because it's not like we're saying come on in every time that you're binge drinking," Ling said. "We're saying we're here for need if you happen to be nauseated or dehydrated from your current activities that you normally do, then we're here for you."
Ling said most people walk around dehydrated every day. A person should drink half his or her body weight in ounces every day to prevent dehydration. Additionally, popular hangover remedies like drinking coffee or more alcohol will just dehydrate a person more.
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