If you drew a Venn diagram of “Things you wash down with orange juice” and “Things the world doesn’t need” this would be in the center: vodka in a pill form .

Russian professor Evgeny Moskalev of Saint Petersburg Technological University has evolved a technique that allows turning alcohol into powder and packing it in pills. The new technique can solidify any kind of alcohol, including whisky, cognac, wine and beer. The new technique can solidify any kind of alcohol, including whisky, cognac, wine and beer.

“Dry” vodka can be wrapped in paper and carried around in a pocket or a bag. Vodka in form of a pill would come handy at parties when “consumers” would be able to calculate their exact required dosage. “Dry” vodka can be wrapped in paper and carried around in a pocket or a bag. Vodka in form of a pill would come handy at parties when “consumers” would be able to calculate the exact required dosage.

Maybe it’s just because I’m father of a teenager and possess the irrational anxieties that come with that role. But this strikes me as having the potential to be the biggest gateway drug ever introduced. The use of alcohol is already culturally acceptable, though its consumption is generally restricted by social conventions. Illicit drugs in pill form, however, are generally still regarded as problematic, even among the young.

What will change when alcohol can be taken like aspirin? And what happens when teens who become accustomed to taking “vodka pills” decide that there is no longer a stigma about taking pill-based drugs?

(Via: Neatorama )

Articles by Joe Carter

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