Should it be me or myself? If me, please tell me why?

I need a strong cup of coffee to sober me up.

I need a strong cup of coffee to sober myself up.


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Strictly speaking, it should, in my opinion, be "sober myself up". However, in casual speech people might say "sober me up". The same is true of other expressions; for example, "I need something to get me going", "I'm gonna get me some whisky", etc.

In this case you could also say "I need a strong cup of coffee to sober up."
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