April 11, 2012
‘Hangover Heaven’ Curb-Side Business Started In Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Review Journal reported on April 8 that one doctor has created a new business venture to "cure" a hangover.
The doctor's new business is mobile, giving customers curb-side service by heading to someone's room at a hotel and giving them an IV for a variety of prices.
Hangover Heaven's website states that the designated pickup areas are at the Hard Rock Hotel, Paris, Bellagio and The Cosmopolitan. The buses are equipped with two lounge areas and six bunk beds.
"Once on the bus, our physician will take a brief medical history, and assess your hangover severity score," the website claims. "Then, numbing medicine is applied to your skin and a small IV will then be placed. Most people find it completely painless. Then you start receiving the treatment."
Dr. Jason Burke, a board-certified anesthesiologist who graduated from Duke University, started the company, which offers various packages and will "deliver" them to customers through its fleet of buses.
The company's website said Dr. Burke can have a patient feeling better in less than 45 minutes so they can "continue the party, or just get back to your normal self."
"With my treatment protocol, I 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," Burke wrote on the company's website.
“People come to Las Vegas to blow off some steam, relieve stress and have a good time. Should we lose an entire day of our vacation because the bartender over-served us the night before?” Burke said. “I say NO.”
The basic package, which has been called Redemption, starts at $130 and includes flushing the toxins from a customer's body.
The Salvation Package is priced at $200 and is the business' "most effective service." This packages includes IV hydration, anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medications.
Burke said Hangover Heaven will be offering In-Room treatment starting on April 16, and will be available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In-Room Treatments, which include two bags of IV fluids, anti-nausea medicine, anti-inflammatories and vitamins, start at $500 for the first person and $375 for each additional person.
The business is quick to point out on the website that it does not advertise in binge drinking, but instead asks people to just drink in moderation.
“Our buses can work magic, but they cannot bring you back from the dead," the website claims.