There's a crazy, experimental vaccine for alcoholics out there that may be making its way to the marketplace soon!
It's meant to help people quit boozing by immediately causing hangover symptoms as soon as any alcohol enters your body.
That shiz cray!
The creators of the vaccine said that if a vaccinated person drinks any alcohol they will quickly be hit with an accelerated heartbeat, intense nausea and just generally become sick.
That sounds like a great way to keep people off the bottle! It works by telling the liver not to metabolize alcohol, which we assume is very uncomfortable.
A scientist involved in the study offered a warning that it doesn't address the root of the problem, saying:
"People who end up alcoholic have a social problem, a personality problem because they’re shy, whatever, and then they are depressed, so it’s not so simple."
So the vaccine, along with therapy or something could really help someone kick their alcoholism!
After taking the vaccine, it works for 6 full months so there's no turning back.
Hopefully it comes to market soon so it can start helping people asap!
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