So, what actually happens when we get drunk? Should I hold out any hope? I want someone to develop a quick sober-up drug, such that I can go out drinking, then take this tablet with a glass or two of water, wait 20 minutes, and then be safe to drive? Is this just impossible because of the workings of the human body, or is it just a case of pharmeceutical knowhow? Apologies if it's a stupid question, my Biology knowledge pretty much ends at GCSE.