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Energy Drink Use and Risk of Alcohol Abuse in Youth

Youth who recently consumed energy drinks are at higher risk for binge drinking.

Consuming energy drinks within the past 7 days significantly increased the risk of youth who have ever used alcohol to mix energy drinks and alcohol (27% vs. 7%). In the same national survey, youth 15 to 17 years old who had consumed energy drinks in the past 7 days were more than 2 times as likely (34% vs. 15%) to binge drink (consume 6 or more drinks in a row).

PositiveTip: Avoiding all energy drinks is best policy for youth (and adults)!