Confirmed: You can drink away your troubles

Researchers say that alcohol ‘hijacks’ the pathway that forms memory on a fundamental, molecular level.

It affects a gene involved with encoding whether a memory is pleasing or unpleasant and changes a protein the gene makes, which in turn makes you form ‘craving memories’.

One drink only changes the pathway for an hour, but three can change the pathway for 24 hours – which could explain why we forget being sick or stumbling home.