Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 10/28/2010

Energy drinks + alcohol = “blackout in a can”

Scary news from Time magazine about energy drinks mixed with alcohol. Here’s an excerpt:

“Alcohol functions in your body pretty much the same whether you mix it with caffeine or not. The problem is, you will feel better if caffeine is present. A 2006 study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research found that people who consumed energy drinks with alcohol had significantly less dry mouth and headache than those who drank only alcohol. They also perceived their motor coordination to be better — even though it wasn’t.

Alcoholic energy drinks are a crime against taste — but worse, they trick your brain into believing you’re not as drunk as you are.”

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