Synthetic Alcohol Could Allow You to get Drunk, but Not Hungover
Synthetic alcohol is being developed in the UK that could allow you to get drunk and have all the buzzing effects of alcohol, but wouldn't let you get hungover or too drunk. It is also able to be turned off with a pill, so it would allow for people to drive home or even go back to work if you drink during the day.
It is made from chemicals related to Valium and just tells the nerves in your brain that you are drinking a substance like alcohol, but it is not alcohol as it does not affect the other parts of the brain that controls things such as mood swings or addiction.
The new alcohol is being developed by a team at Imperial College London, led by Professor David Nutt, Britain's top drugs expert who was recently sacked as a government adviser for his comments about cannabis and ecstasy.
He envisions a world in which people could drink without getting drunk, he said.
No matter how much you would drink, you would remain what the scientists call 'pleasantly drunk', but once you take the pill you would feel immediately back to normal.
The scientists hope that the substance would be clear and odorless, so thatit could be placed in any drink of the person's choice.