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19 December 2017, 11:06
Pounding heads will soon be a thing of the past.
Christmas is the time of year when many of us feel the wrath of an alcoholic beverage the most regularly.
"Sure, I'll have one cheeky mulled wine, and by one I mean the whole bottle because it tastes so good and why not because it's Christmas!"
There are more social gatherings crammed into the month of December than we normally have in the entire year, and most of them involve prosecco-poppin' or champagne-slurpin'.
And those days where we wake up headache free the next day? A distant memory. Long gone.
But scientists have been working hard to help us all out, and are well on the way to creating actual hangover free tipples.
Professor David Nutt, a psychiatrist from the Imperial College London, reckons that we will all be turning to a newly developed drink called Alcosynth.
As the name suggests, Alcosynth will be a synthetic alcohol that doesn't bring with it the classic hang-over symptoms that current alcoholic beverages do, but it will still give you the same feeling whilst drinking it.
Professor Nutt explained to International Business Times that Alcoysnth consumption will one day be the norm. He said: "In another 10 or 20 years, Western societies won't drink alcohol except on rare occasions."
A drink that mimics alcohol but doesn't leave us with a woozy head the next day? Sounds good to us!
He went on to predict that it could also mean that there will be less antisocial behaviour as a result, and who doesn't want that to be true.
Although, judging by Professor Nutt's timescale, we've still got at least ten Christmases to get through before we can totally let loose at the mid-week office Christmas party!
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