Alcohol Myths

Myth: Coffee Will Sober You Up 1 of 11

The Truth:

Unfortunately, there's no way to sober up more quickly. It takes time for alcohol to leave your system, so you just have to wait it out.

Coffee contains caffeine, a stimulant, so it has the effect of making you feel wide awake, possibly fooling you into thinking you're more sober than you actually are. It doesn't help eliminate alcohol from your system any faster.

None of these tricks will help you sober up:

  • a cold shower
  • fresh air
  • making yourself throw up
  • walking it off
  • eating a loaf of bread
  • splashing water on your face