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Alcohol Myths Busted

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Myth: I don’t get as drunk when I drink vodka

We wish. Truth is, any hard liquor will get you drunk just as fast—but darker liquors might make you feel worse the next day, Dr. Walters says.

That’s because brown liquors (think: whiskey and rum) contain impurities called congeners, byproducts of fermentation that can bottleneck in the body while enzymes in the stomach and liver try to convert them to water, leading to intense hangovers.

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