Controversial former United Kingdom government drugs advisor, David Nutt, claims to have invented a substance that allows you to feel the effects of alcohol without experiencing a hangover.
Nutt believes that it is possible to get drunk safely by consuming what he calls ‘healthy alcohol.’
The professor who is an expert in how drugs affect the brain, has been working with laboratory-created substances that apparently allow people to switch feelings of inxtoxication on and off.
He maintains that you drink his synthetic creation first to get the same feeling that regular alcohol causes and when you tire of feeling drunk, you take an antidote pill which sobers you up instantly.
Nutt believes it is possible to get drunk safely
Professor Nutt, who works at Imperial College London, and has spent most of his working life treating alcoholics, says harm-free booze would ‘revolutionise’ healthcare.
‘These ambitions are well within the grasp of modern neuroscience,’ he says.
His career has not been without controversy; it is important to note that he was sacked from his post as the Government’s chief drugs adviser in 2009 for declaring that cannabis, Ecstasy and LSD are less harmful than alcohol and cigarettes.
The professor claims to have tried out the process for himself, ‘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 said.
He is of the opinion that he can create a substance that ‘makes people feel relaxed and sociable, and remove the unwanted effects’.
Although this is a great idea in theory, unfortunately we’re not sure that this is a realistic achievement!