Hangover-Free Booze in the Future!
Scientists look for solutions to a lot of problems. Perhaps some are looking at their own lives and how science can help them, like "How can I drink and not feel like crap?" Well, science has created what is called Alcarelle. British scientist and psychiatry professor David Nutt specializes in the effects that certain drugs have on the brain. He created the synthetic alcohol in hopes of causing the same fun sensations of being drunk (the tipsy-courage ability to talk to the opposite sex), but without having to deal with the next-day hangover or any damage to the liver.
He began his research back in 1983, while he was a Ph.D. student. He discovered a drug that actually reverses the drunkenness, an alcohol antidote if you will, and has continued the study ever since. He told The Guardian:
We know where in the brain alcohol has its ‘good’ effects and ‘bad’ effects, and what particular receptors mediate that - Gaba, glutamate, and other ones such as serotonin and dopamine. The effects of alcohol are complicated but… you can target the parts of the brain you want to target.
The new happy drink modification has not undergone safety testing yet, but they have a five-year plan to get it finalized and to the public. Cheers!