Daily Archives: 11/11/2013

Just read this in the UK Independent

Scientists are developing a drug which mimics all the positive effects of being drunk without any of the health risks, addiction – or hangovers.

The “serious revolution in health” is being pioneered by the former Government drugs advisor Professor David Nutt, and has been described as doing for alcohol what the e-cigarette has done for tobacco use.

It targets neurotransmitters in the brain directly, giving the taker feelings of pleasure and disinhibition that are in some cases “indistinguishable” from the effects of drinking. Yet because it acts directly, it can also be immediately blocked by taking an antidote – with “drinkers” potentially able to then drive or return to work straight away.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/getting-drunk-without-the-hangover-or-health-risks–scientist-seeks-investment-for-alcohol-substitute-drug-8931946.html

Big fan of Prof Nutt but not sure how I feel about this.

The working week is a refuge

I used to look forward to the week-end and the working week was something that just got in the way of drinking.  How things have changed!

I now look forward to the working week as at the moment the structure and activity gives me something to focus and concentrate on and stops my brain from dwelling on the whole drinking/not drinking thing.  Also no hangover to struggle through so everything feels a bonus 🙂

It has all gone very quiet in my head and after the week-end I’ve just had – that is pure bliss …..