We all know that parties and college go side by side- Tailgating, frat parties and good old celebrations. But did you know that you’re just prolonging that stubborn cold? Parties and drinking are often associated with staying up late and lack of sleep. Alcohol is also very dehydrating, so you risk becoming quite dehydrated from the combination of the illness and the alcohol. Second, as part of treating your sore throat or cold you may be taking other medications, such as over the counter medications, that could interact with the alcohol.