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Why Some Scientists Believe This Hangover-Free Drink Will Soon Replace Alcohol

Why Some Scientists Believe This Hangover-Free Drink Will Soon Replace Alcohol

As many of us gather to attend parties this time of year, imbibing in a little too much holiday cheer can happen to anyone. And the feeling you get the next morning can be anything but cheerful. What if there was a drink you could enjoy that made you feel just as warm and relaxed as that holiday eggnog, but came with no ill health effects or hangovers the next day?

IBTimes reports about a man who is pioneering a new drink that he says comes with all of the pleasurable effects of alcohol and none of the harmful ones. Professor David Nutt has been working on what he calls alcosynth - a synthetic form of alcohol that does not cause hangovers or damage to the liver, heart or brain. Nutt believes that alcohol could literally disappear from bars and all social situations within a generation if they get alcosynth approved.

Nutt is the former government drugs adviser and believes this new drink can be the answer to reducing alcoholism and the over 3 million alcohol related deaths per year. He explains, In another 10 or 20 years, Western societies won't drink alcohol except on rare occasions. Alcosynth will become the preferred drink, in the same way that I can see – almost within a decade now in the Western world – tobacco and cigarettes will disappear as they're replaced by electronic cigarettes.”

The way alcosynth works is that it does not allow the user to become too incapacitated or intoxicated no matter how much they drink. The synthetic alcohol has a plateau effect that allows the user to drink as much as he or she wants, but only have the feeling that they’ve had a couple of cocktails. And although alcosynth is not designed for recovering alcoholics, the makers hope that it will help reduce dependency in future generations.

What do you think of replacing alcohol with something called “alcosynth”?

If this drink is one day approved by the FDA would you consider adding this to your cocktails?

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