We all know the feeling—lying in bed, head pounding, mouth dry, body aching, room spinning, deeply regretting those last several drinks. You know that rehydrating would make you feel better, but trudging across the house for a glass of water feels next to impossible. What to do?
In the past, your only options were to hide under the covers until you feel less like death, or call weakly for your roommate to bring you a Gatorade. But now, one Portland company will roll into your room with a hospital-grade IV drip, pumping fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, anti-nausea, and pain relief directly into your veins. (Hooray?)
Founded by physician Richard Kozak and registered nurse Stephen Harris, Good IV joins a growing number of mobile IV services popping up across the nation. The Portland company offers a lengthy menu of customized drips, each expertly administered by a licensed doctor or nurse practitioner. The service isn’t just for lushes, either—the “Beast Mode” drip is loaded with electrolytes and anti-inflammatory meds for athletic recovery, while the “Doctor’s Note” treats jetlag or recent illness with multivitamins. Customers can even opt for add-ons like extra B-12, antacid, anti-nausea, or pain relief.
Mobile IV services are available Friday–Monday, 8 am–4 pm—so they can help you post-Thirsty Thursday, but try not to get too drunk on a Tuesday, okay? And if you’re planning a wild New Year’s bash, we have good news: discounts are available for parties of 5–10, 10–20, and 20 or more. Imagine your house draped with dozens of hungover guests, each attached to his/her own personal IV. Best host ever?!