Why alcohol could be gone within 20 years

Publish Date
Monday, 18 December 2017, 3:21PM
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Say goodbye to alcohol because this stimulant could be heading for a big fat R-I-P!

A top scientist said synthetic alcohol called alcosynth will replace real alcohol in just 10 or 20 years, reports news.com.au.

Professor David Nutt, a top scientist and former government drugs adviser of Imperial College London, said a man-made liquor called 'Alcosynth' could replace alcohol in the next 10 to 20 years.

Apparently Alcosynth will have the same intoxicating effects on us, like social lubrication, but won't harm our health.

"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," Professor Nutt told International Business Times UK.

Professor Nutt and his venture Alcarelle are currently bidding for $12 million of investment to bring low-calorie, hangover-free and synthetic alcohol to British, US, EU or Canadian markets.

Researchers and legal officials overseas are still investigating the possibilities of Alcosynth, hence why it isn't available for consumption yet (and probably won't be for another 20 years!)

So what is Alcosynth?

Creator David Nutt defines it as a synthetic alcohol which is designed to imitate all the positive effects of booze and remove the risks of liver damage and loss of control.

The beverage apparently allows people to feel tipsy without leaving them with any of negative side effects associated with a hangover e.g. dry mouth, nausea, throbbing head.

How does Alcosynth work?

Alcosynth is a derivative of benzodiazepine - a drug commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, but doesn't cause withdrawal symptoms.

Experts believe the drug can be diluted to leave drinkers feeling mildly intoxicated instead of drunk.