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Scientists developing "stay-sober pill"


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:51 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

Scientists are developing a "stay sober" pill which allows you to drink as much as you want while limiting the effects of alcohol on their brains.

In tests for the drug, mice given the drug did not even display signs of getting tipsy, despite being fed enough alcohol to make them stumble and fall over.

The research paves the way for a tablet that stops people embarrassing themelves on nights out.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:53 PM

Wait, isn't that taking away the reason why people get drunk in the first place? I don't get it.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:04 PM

Guess it's for light-weights who want to fit in.

Are we really heading to make a pill for everything?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:34 AM

Why drink then? Who wants to be sober around a bunch of drunks... that's annoying & pointless.


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:52 AM

Wait
Just don't drink more than half your body weight in the first place  :ph34r:

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:41 AM

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:10 AM

Hmmmm..people seem to be missing a point here.....if you have a tablet that stops you being drunk then this would enable people to drink more.The biggest downside to this is that whilst you will be sober every time you drink more and more,your liver will still be taking pounding after pounding.Liver failure isn't a very nice thing to go through.




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Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:17 AM

Alcohol poisoning in a convenient tablet. Prepare for lawsuits over this. If released to the public anyways.

They died because they didn't realize how much alcohol they drank.
What's liability going to be for the taverns.

Why did you serve him the drink that killed him?
Answer... he didn't seem drunk to me!  Heck he appeared sober.!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:53 AM

this is the stupidest thing i've ever heard. i know i say that a lot but this one takes the cake

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:54 AM

Great!  Now if only they could make a tablet so that I could drink coffee without feeling energized, my life would be complete.


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:19 AM

I'm with Aus Der on this one.  The whole point of your body getting drunk is because it's being fed poison.  If you take away the warning signs people will over do it and die.  And because we live in America, their families will sue everyone.... Because personal responsibility for your actions is not required here!


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:47 AM

I understand where you're going with this Liquid and Aus, but you also have to consider the fact that the less drunk you are, the more self control you'll have.  Like, I'm not saying it's impossible to die from it, but chances are most of the people who'd be willing to take a pill not to be drunk aren't drinking for the sake of drinking.


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:00 PM

id prefer a pill that once you are drunk and you take it it'll sober you up, drinking without getting under the influence is just a waste of time and money


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:08 PM

View PostLiquidburn, on 30 September 2011 - 11:19 AM, said:

I'm with Aus Der on this one.  The whole point of your body getting drunk is because it's being fed poison.  If you take away the warning signs people will over do it and die.  And because we live in America, their families will sue everyone.... Because personal responsibility for your actions is not required here!
Alcohol isn't poison.  In moderation, its heath benefits are well-documented.  Toxicity occurs if you drink too much.  The same can be said of water.


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:43 PM

Assisted suicide pill.  Are they planning on weeding out the heavy drinkers in our population?





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