8. The dramatic return to the wagon
Finally, once you’ve overcome the dry mouth, nausea, old man aches, pounding migraines, terrible chills, non-functional brain, and horrible flashbacks, you will be ready to face the startling reality that it’s likely just about time to start drinking again.
Kevin Alexander is Thrillist's National Food/Drink Executive Editor, and is currently in the throes of stage four. Quietly follow him to the bathroom @KAlexander03.
NOTE: The star of the photo shoot for this story is Thrillist food/drink staff writer Adam Lapetina, and his parents' finely appointed home.