Good news if you have a borderline or full-blown alcoholism and a bunch of extra money: IV-drip hangover clinics are now a thing. The first one in Australia just opened using the oh-so-creative name "Hangover Clinic," and it promises to "blast away the cobwebs so you can perform at your best." They achieve this with a combination of IV-delivered hydration solution, headache medication, vitamin cocktails, and probably a small dose of the placebo effect, because if you're paying $100+ USD to try to forget the fact that you partied too hard, you better believe it's going to work.
While Hangover Clinic is the first hangover clinic in Australia, it's not the first one in the world, because people love drinking too much everywhere. There's IVme in Chicago (which encourages you to book your treatment with a group), a multi-city chain called The I.V. Doc, and Hangover Heaven in Las Vegas.
Prices at many of these locations are even steeper than Australia's Hangover Clinic. At Hangover Heaven, packages start with the $129 "Redemption 3.0" and move on up to the $209 "Rapture" package, which appears to be designed for people with hangovers so bad, they could have been declared legally dead at some point during the night before. (If you happen to be in Vegas for Christmas, Hangover Heaven is offering 20% off for the holidays, but they aren't open on 12/25, because even hangover IV nurses want to celebrate the sweet baby J.)
Are the clinics worth it? Mashable's reporter, who tried Hangover Clinic, was on the fence, noting: "I think I'd need a night for the ages to make the cost justifiable." So until you're rich enough to afford it, you should probably keep nursing your hangover with Advil, Gatorade and self-loathing like a normal person.