Teens Who Consume Energy Drinks May Be More Likely to Use Alcohol and Drugs

A new study suggests teens who consume high-caffeine energy drinks such as Monster or Red Bull may be more likely to use alcohol, drugs or cigarettes.

The study included almost 22,000 students in grades 8, 10 and 12, HealthDay reports. The researchers found 30 percent said they drank high-caffeine energy drinks or shots, while more than 40 percent drank regular soft drinks daily, and 20 percent drank diet soda daily. Teens who consumed energy drinks were two to three times more likely to admit recently using drugs, alcohol or cigarettes, compared with teens who didn’t consume energy drinks.

via Teens Who Consume Energy Drinks May Be More Likely to Use Alcohol and Drugs: Study | The Partnership at Drugfree.org.

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