'Hangover Heaven' Bus in Vegas Can't Drive Your Drinking Problems Away (VIDEO)

Jacqueline Burt Cote Say What!?

hangover heavenIf you drive it, they will come.

That was the philosophy of doctor and board-certified anesthesiologist Jason Burke, anyway, when he had what sounds like either the most brilliant or batsh*t crazy idea ever: Hangover Heaven, a bus that basically drives around Las Vegas offering people who partied a little too hard the night before a 45-minute hangover fix.

What sorcery is this? How does Dr. Burke make hangovers magically disappear? Treatment consists of an IV bag filled with a cocktail of saline solution, vitamins, the prescription anti-inflammatory Toradol for pain, and Zofran for nausea.

And the question, apparently, isn't one of whether or not the treatment works -- patients really do report feeling WAY better in a matter of minutes.

The question is ... well, hangovers are kind of a sign from our bodies, right? Telling us to slow down?

So what are the implications of a hangover-eraser? Woo-hoo! I feel great! Meet me at the bar in 5!

Burke says he's simply getting people "back to their vacations" that much faster, and I see his point -- after all, nobody goes to Vegas to detox. Debauchery is kind of the point.

Still, I have to wonder if Hangover Heaven will make it too easy for revelers to go too far, too fast.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see how this one goes. My guess? This is probably completely fine as an occasional remedy -- for people who keep their trips to Vegas to once-a-year pilgrimages or bachelor parties or "business trips" (hey, I'm not judging).

But for those with bonafide drinking problems, I can see Hangover Heaven turning into Liver Hell. Good thing there's a $90 fee to keep tipsy types from riding the bus too often (theoretically, anyway).

Would you take a ride on the Hangover Heaven bus if you were in Vegas?


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