While you’re getting ready, finalizing plans, and pregaming what some call “amateur night” (for the record, I am not one of those people) scientists in Europe are working with a compound to create a new legal drug to prevent binge drinking. The new drug, known as MEAI, would not only make drinking alcohol less desirable, but it would give you a buzz similar to the feeling of being on ecstasy.
From The Daily Mail:
Professor David Nutt, a psychopharmacologist at Imperial College London and a former Government drugs adviser, now believes Chaperon drugs that reduce the desire to drink may provide a way of tackling the [drinking] problem.He believes MEAI is a potential ‘binge mitigator’ that could be taken at the start of a night out to kick in after a couple of hours to remove the users desire to drink anymore while still giving them a pleasurable feeling that makes people want to drink in the first place.
MEAI gives users a feeling of intoxication similar to the party drug ecstasy while limiting the amount of alcohol they drink.
This sounds downright awful. A drug that makes me repulsed by whiskey and instead gives me the sensation of being on ecstasy? Have you seen people on ecstasy? They always have a giant shit-eating grin on their face, dance like one of those wacky inflatable tube guys out front of used car dealerships, and literally touch everything in sight. No thanks, I’ll stick with good, old-fashioned American booze.
The dude who designed the drug is simply known as Dr. Z. Sounds more like a B-movie spy nemesis than a trustworthy chemist. He’s also the guy behind the banned plant food substance mephedrone, which has been linked to multiple deaths. Not to mention, MEAI has been compared to another drug, PMA, which is highly toxic. So yeah, let’s not fuck with this..
[via The Daily Mail]
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