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https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 41141.html

Alcohol that makes you feel drunk without the coinciding hangover may be available within five years, according to researchers.

The synthetic alcohol, named Alcarelle, was created by Professor David Nutt - who believes it will change alcohol consumption, once it is regulated.

Nutt, who previously worked as the government’s chief drug adviser before he lost his job after claiming that ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous than alcohol, created the alcohol replacement molecule “alcosynth” with his partner David Orren.
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synthehol and fusion power, any day now!
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Say rather he's trying to create molecules to selectively inhibit receptors in the brain and elsewhere which cause the undesirable side effects to alcohol consumption. .. . . If this works, it'll get abused to the limit, which would likely be alcohol poisoning deaths. And I'll wait several years if it ever does get approved to make sure there aren't any unexpected bad side effects.
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LSD and ecstasy are far less dangerous than alcohol...why did he lose his job?
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Metacell wrote: LSD and ecstasy are far less dangerous than alcohol...why did he lose his job?

Lobbyists for LSD and ecstasy aren’t as good as those for the alcohol industry.
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I just stick to hard liquors like vodka and never get hung over.
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Romulan Ale or GTFO!
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It's funny how it's OK to develop a synthetic alcohol, but not any other kind altering substance.
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jkahless wrote: It's funny how it's OK to develop a synthetic alcohol, but not any other kind altering substance.

Is that a typo?
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Curious as to the difficulty of making this in quantities.
Seems unlikely one could make anything like a beer wine or spirit with it. Seems it would have to be an additive.
Considering how cheap and easy it is to produce alcohol, I don't see this catching on much.
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Betonhaus wrote:
jkahless wrote: It's funny how it's OK to develop a synthetic alcohol, but not any other kind altering substance.

Is that a typo?
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Séamas wrote: Curious as to the difficulty of making this in quantities.
Seems unlikely one could make anything like a beer wine or spirit with it. Seems it would have to be an additive.
Considering how cheap and easy it is to produce alcohol, I don't see this catching on much.


Maybe a non-ethanol precurser alcohol?
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Most alcohols are poisonous. Ethanol is the only one I know of which has any sort of pleasant inebriating effects.
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Sure, but as a precursor, reacting to make another compound?
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If its some other compound it wouldn't give the pleasant inebriating effects ;)
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Think sucralose.
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Doesn’t THC already give the “pleasant inebriating effects” without the hangover?
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juice wrote: Doesn’t THC already give the “pleasant inebriating effects” without the hangover?


It's different, but yeah, you could say that.
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juice wrote: Doesn’t THC already give the “pleasant inebriating effects” without the hangover?

No.

Alcohol cause extroverted overconfidence. THC causes introverted hypersensitivity.
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