Would you take the anti-drunk pill?

Could the anti-drunk pill save you from these moments?

How would life be different if you could drink without ever getting drunk?

Think of all the situations you could avoid: Over-sharing about your office crush with the rest of your coworkers at the company Christmas party, saying “I love you” about six months too early to the new person you are dating, or even completely embarrassing yourself in front of your grandparents by convincing the band at your cousin’s wedding to let you do karaoke.

Yes, it might be nice to avoid getting drunk for a change. Australian scientists, (we knew we could count on the Aussies) are apparently working to make this happen — on the dime of taxpayers down under.

According to the Herald Sun, the “stay-sober” pill would limit the effects alcohol has on the brain, using a bunch of super scientific recent research.

Mark Hutchinson, the lead researcher from Adelaide University, said the pill would do two things to prevent people from becoming intoxicated. It would minimize the effect of alcohol by taking the enjoyment out of drinking. It would also reduce the incentive to drink.

Sound good? Well, unless you’re a binge drinker or an alcoholic, the pill might not be available to you. Heck, it’s going to take about three years for it to become available even for binge drinkers and alcoholics.

The rest of us will just have to continue searching for reasons to justify our occasional (or not-so-occasional) drunken outbursts and escapades.



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