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Controversial cure fixes hangover in 45 minutes

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(CBS 8) - If you've ever woken up in the morning felling slightly under the weather after a night ofboozing, or if you have ever uttered the words "I am never, ever going to drink again," then listen up. A magic hangover cure promises to take you from misery to mai tais in 45 minutes.

Unfortunately it doesn't only happen in the movies. But now, Hangover Heaven, a bus set to cruise the Las Vegas Strip starting this weekend, claims it can take you from a semi-conscious, porcelain-hugging, hit-by-a-truck hangover to feeling like you're ready to take on the world in less than 45 minutes.

On their website, one guy claims he had 30 drinks the night before his treatment.

"My hangover is gone. I have zero hangover. No more nausea, no more headache," the man said.

Hangover Heaven is run by a board certified anesthesiologist who calls his detoxing IV drip a proprietary concoction.

"If I had to guess, I'd say the majority of it is IV saline, which is basically salt water, I'm certain, or it's likely they've added nausea medication to that, maybe some vitamins or other replacement protocol," Dr. Sean Deitch said.

Deitch sees his fare share of intoxicated patients on the overnight shift. He says an IV can certainly make someone feel better, but he's skeptical you'd feel good enough to go right back out and start partying again.

"I'm typically sending them home, recommending bed rest or take it easy and continue hydrating. And by orally hydrating, I don't mean more vodka, beer, et cetera. I'm talking water, Gatorade and typical replenishment," he said.

At the Green Flash in Pacific Beach, Hangover Heaven definitely had people talking.

"The pain of a hangover is atrocious, so yeah, I'd be interested," a customer said.

But most people say they'd stick to their own remedies. Hangover Heaven does not believe it promotes binge drinking, and offers this disclaimer:

"Drink in moderation. Alcohol overdose can kill you and Hangover Heaven cannot reverse death."

Hangover Heaven's prices start at $90, and they're working with the major casinos to get permission to visit customers directly in their hotel rooms.

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