Any Star Trek fan will recognize this idea.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19025474.100-all-the-pleasures-of-alcohol-with-no-downsides.htmlAll the pleasures of alcohol, with no downsides
...There may, however, just be a solution to our drinking woes - one that will allow us to go to a bar and drink as much as we want; get merry, not legless; wake without a hangover; and never have to worry that one of our favourite pastimes may be killing us. It's a cocktail of drugs that mimics the pleasurable effects of alcohol without the downsides. The idea is only on the drawing board, but there is no scientific reason why it could not be made right now, says psychopharmacologist David Nutt of the University of Bristol in the UK.[continued]