I have a joke in my act about how "drinking is like pouring smiles on your brain." Now a new drug might be able to wipe that stupid grin right off it. A new drug currently in clinical trials attempts to bind to a receptor that blocks the good times you feel within the first half hour of your nightly boozing. This could dissuade some from having the second drink altogether, though the drug does nothing to quell the other effects of alkyhol such as hangovers, addiction or the need to fill a hopeless void. Obviously most people don’t have a problem with drinking but for those who do, anything that contributes to sobriety is good. Unless killing sorority girls takes the edge off. In that case, it might be better to stay on the sauce.
As a side note, I quit the stuff five years ago and if you’re the kind of person who muses to yourself, "Man, I sure wish I could be the kind of person who is satisfied just having one or two drinks every once in a while," then you think about it too much and should probably not drink. But, do whatever you want. I’m not your life boss.
Via [Discovery News]