BY BOB HOLT
Researchers in Chile are working on a vaccine that would create a simulated hangover in anyone who takes even a sip of an alcoholic drink.
The World Health Organization says that 1 in 15 Chilean men have some form of alcohol abuse problem.
Director of the Institute for Cell Dynamics and Biotechnology at University of Chile, Dr. Juan Asenjo, said the vaccine could help in the chemical part of alcoholism.
“People who end up alcoholic have a social problem; a personality problem because they’re shy, whatever, and then they are depressed, so it’s not so simple,” he said, according to The Santiago Times. “But if we can solve the chemical part of the problem, I think it could help quite a bit.”