This new drug is expected to do for drinking what e-cigarettes has been doing for smoking. It is expected to allow people indulge in their favorite vice without risk of any addiction or any other negative health effects.
Professor Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London and ex drugs advisor to the British government, said the drug can be consumed as a cocktail drink and it targets the neurotransmitters in the brain to mimic the satisfying effects of drunkenness.
It can be quickly be reversed by consuming an antidote, which will allow users to sober up and drive home or even return to work after popping the drug.
Nutt said “I’ve done the prototype experiments myself many years ago, where I’ve been inebriated and then it’s been reversed by the antagonist,”
He further added “That’s what really gave us the idea. There’s no question that you can produce a whole range of effects like alcohol by manipulating the brain.”
He is currently seeking funding for this idea.