Here are some common signs that you may have a drinking problem. Professor David Nutt has said that as a race, we could switch to synthetic alcohol within a generation.
A top scientist said synthetic alcohol called alcosynth will replace real alcohol in just 10 or 20 years. Former UK Government Drugs Adviser Professor David Nutt, Imperial College London, has claimed that alcohol will be erased from society within a generation or two, as it is replaced by a safer alternative. He believes that in a decade from now, even cigarettes and tobacco will disappear and people will switch to e-cigarettes.
"Alcosynth will become the preferred drink, in the same way that I can see - nearly within a decade now in the Western world - tobacco and cigarettes will disappear as they're replaced by electronic cigarettes". However, Professor Nutt's suggestion should be taken with a pinch of salt given his venture Alcarelle are bidding $12million of investment to bring low-cal, hangover-free synthetic alcohol to British, US, EU and Canadian markets. Alcarelle has identified a handful of synthetic substances that can be used as alcosynth, whittled down from a field of nearly 100.
He added another benefit would be "less violence on the street, less vomiting and less unpleasantness in city centres". According to the World Health Organisation's latest figures, alcohol was responsible for 3.3 million deaths worldwide in 2012 - more than half the number of smokers who perished as a result of their habit. Professor Nutt also said that alcohol kills more than malaria, meningitis, tuberculosis and dengue fever put together.