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More lives affected by dangerous energy drinks

December 5, 2011 12:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The dangers of the alcohol/energy drink combo continue to affect the lives of young people. The number of hospital visits linked to energy drinks rose more than tenfold, from 1,128 in 2005, to 13,114 in 2009. SAMHSA said 52 percent of visits made by 18- to 25-year-olds involved combinations of energy drinks with alcohol or other drugs. Read more or the Partnership at DrugFree.org‘s story, Major Increase Seen in Emergency Room Visits Involving Energy Drinks.