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But is there anyway of telling the difference between a hangover and toxic alcohol?

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Dr. James Saccomando
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: A hangover is an early withdrawal from alcohol. The symptoms are mostly the opposite of intoxication. This is true of just about all substances. The withdrawal symptoms are the opposite of intoxication symptoms of the substance.
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