Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks Fraught With Risks

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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A study has revealed the inherent risks of mixing alcohol and energy drinks, a combination which is intensely stimulating, promoting impulsive behavior and impairing  judgement.  
 Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks Fraught With Risks
Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks Fraught With Risks

A combination of caffeine and alcohol in drinks, banned by FDA, may not have a noticeable impact on the 'lack of inhibitions' that drinkers experience after consuming alcohol. But, the level of stimulation increases and worse, the capacity to judge drops.

Study researcher Cecile Marczinski, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at Northern Kentucky University said, ''Even alcohol alone will make you feel stimulated and happy. Mixing in the energy drink makes that more pronounced. Energy drinks have tons of caffeine in them, more than mixing a soft drink in alcohol.''



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ennairam_23 Sunday, April 17, 2011

In our place, a certain liquor company has been promoting "mixed drinks". An energy drink and their alcoholic drink. Maybe they do not know the risk of mixing these two drinks.

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