It’s a common experience for first-time tourists, visiting conventioneers and wedding parties: They overdo their alcohol intake when enjoying New Orleans.

But the longtime tradition of suffering through a head-pounding, stomach-churning hangover may be coming to a close for those willing and able to fork over $149 and take a needle in the arm.

Dr. Mignonne Mary opened The Remedy Room, a boutique hydration clinic that offers IV treatment for hangovers, in July, but said she expects the business to kick into higher gear as this holiday season continues and Carnival season begins. Or even sooner, with New Year's Eve celebrations even closer.

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