The Hangover Research Institute (HRI) is the first research institution dedicated to the study and treatment of veisalgia. Hangovers have plagued mankind for more than 2500 years. Galen and Hippocrates, both Greek philosophers and physicians, discuss the symptoms of hangovers in their writings. As the physician who has treated more hangovers than any other doctor in the world, Dr. Burke believes the Hangover Heaven Research Institute is medically necessary and long overdue as a scientific facility dedicated to the study and treatment of veisalgia.
“Historically, I feel that we as physicians have done a pretty poor job of dealing with veisalgia. We can treat and cure other maladies associated with overindulgence, but we have no better solution for a hangover – an acute medical condition – than Advil and water? With hangovers annually costing the US around $148 billion and a whole bunch of pain and suffering, I felt it was time someone came up with a cure,” states Dr. Burke.
The HRI has a number of research objectives that include:
1. Ending the modern day hangover
2. Encouraging healthy choices during alcohol consumption
3. Educating the public about unhealthy folk-remedies for hangovers
4. Investigating inflammation caused by acetaldehyde during veisalgia
Dr. Burke is very encouraged by the initial data collected from the Hangover Heaven bus and clinic. Hangover Heaven has a 98% patient satisfaction score and has cured thousands of hangovers. Dr. Burke looks forward to further advancing the work of the Hangover Heaven bus and clinic at the Hangover Research Institute.
Below are photos of the HRI staff hard at work.
Preparing samples for testing in our plate reader.