Tuesday October 11, 2016
A new synthetic alcohol promises good times drinking without the headaches and hangovers
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That's the future envisioned by David Nutt, a former advisor on drugs to the U.K. government and a professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College in London.
'You'll get pleasantly intoxicated but you won't get blind drunk. You can't kill yourself on it, you won't get aggressive, you won't get dependent and you won't get a hangover.' - David Nutt on alcosynth
Mark Haden is an adjunct professor of the UBC School of Population and Public Health focussing on drug policy research. He says while he's excited for the possibilities that alcosynth could bring, he warns against thinking of it as a silver bullet.
'We don't know very much about it yet [...] Many drugs have come down the pipes being touted as absolutely fabulous and subsequently were proved to not be.' - Mark Haden
Listen to the full conversation at the top of this webpost.
This segment was produced by The Current's Sujata Berry, Pacinthe Mattar and Julian Uzielli