Does a booze substitute that makes you drunk without having the hangover later sound awesome?
What if we told you that there's also an 'antidote' chaser that promises to sober you up immediately??
We say it sounds pretty incredible, we just wish it existed… oh wait, it does!!
A leading British neuroscientist claims to have created an “alcohol substitute” that mimics the drug’s euphoria, and the cure for it that promises to sober you up immediately without the hangover after effects!
Prof. David Nutt was inspired to find a healthier, safer, alternative to booze, so he's been testing it on himself!
Here's what he said:
“In theory we can make an alcohol surrogate that makes people feel relaxed and sociable and remove the unwanted effects, such as aggression and addictiveness."
So, through his testing, he's found five compounds that hit the same neurotransmitter system that gets revved up when you've had a few drinks! He's now testing them to see if people find them just as amazeballz as booze, then he'll synthesize an antidote capable of instantly reversing the drug’s effects!
“After exploring one possible compound I was quite relaxed and sleepily inebriated for an hour or so, then within minutes of taking the antidote I was up giving a lecture with no impairment whatsoever."
He's currently working on ways to flavor the drug to make it appealing!
Currently, distilleries have no real urge to look into this — but David likens the idea to e-cigarettes, and how a demand needed to surface before they really took off!
This would be pretty neat, to be honest! We just hope whatever chemicals he uses are safe in the long-run too!
SCIENCE! SCIENCE! SCIENCE!
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