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Hangover Free Alcohol on the Horizon

Altered image from Wikimedia Commons. Original image: Freefall Tower Hangover, by Stefan Scheer

Alcohol that makes you feel drunk without a hangover may be available within five years.

Today’s generation has become more health conscious than generations before, causing a decline in alcohol sales in many countries. Therefore, the market for a healthier alcohol alternative is on the rise.

This market interest in a healthier alcohol alternative has caught the attention of Scientist David Nutt.

Nutt is a professor from England, famous for his research on how psychedelics affect the brain.  His latest endeavor is called Alcarelle, a “hangover-free” alternative to alcohol.  He has big plans for Alcarelle, stating in an interview with the Guardian that his concoction could replace all regular alcohol by 2050.

So what exactly is this concoction?  Alcarelle is the name of the synthetic alcohol, but its active ingredient is an alcohol replacement molecule named “alcosynth.”  According to David Nutt’s research, “alcosynth” activates GABA receptors, which transmits messages through the brain and nervous system providing the relaxing qualities of alcohol, without hangovers and health issues.

What does all of this mean? Hangover free could be on the market soon. However, this alcohol will still make a person as impaired as regular alcohol, therefore, it is not advisable to drive after consumption.

About the Author: Steven Oberman has been licensed in Tennessee since 1980, and successfully defended over 2,500 DUI defendants.  Among the many honors bestowed upon him, Steve served as Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) and currently serves as chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Committee.  Steve was the first lawyer in Tennessee to be Board Certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the NCDD.

He is the author of DUI: The Crime & Consequences in Tennessee, updated annually since 1991 (Thomson-West), and co-author with Lawrence Taylor of the national treatise, Drunk Driving Defense, 8th edition (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen).  Steve has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee Law School since 1993 and has received a number of prestigious awards for his faculty contributions.  He is a popular international speaker, having spoken at legal seminars in 30 states, the District of Columbia and three foreign countries.  In 2019, he was honored to be named a Fulbright Scholar and taught at the University of Latvia Law School as an Adjunct Professor for five months.

The author would like to thank University of Tennessee Law School student, Brooke Spivey, for her contributions to this article.

If you would like to contact the author, please visit his website.

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Steve Oberman

Since graduating from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1980, Mr. Oberman has become established as a national authority on the intricacies of DUI defense law. Steve is a former Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, co-author of a national treatise ("Drunk Driving Defense" published by Aspen/Wolters-Kluwer), and author of "DUI: The Crime and Consequences in Tennessee" (published by Thomson-Reuters/West). He has taught thousands of lawyers, judges, and members of the general public about the intricacies of this crime. Steve was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to teach American Criminal Law and American Trial Advocacy at the University of Latvia School of Law in 2019; in 2023 taught for a semester as a visiting professor at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Law in Budapest, Hungary; and as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law in 2024. Steve has also presented at a number of judicial conferences in the United States and Canada as well as for law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Czech Republic Police Academy. As a Tennessee DUI attorney, Mr. Oberman has successfully defended over two thousand clients charged with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In 2006, Mr. Oberman became the first DUI lawyer in Tennessee to be recognized by the National College for DUI Defense as a Board Certified Specialist in the area of DUI Defense law.

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