Growing Concerns About Dangers in Mixing Alcohol and Energy DrinksPosted August 07 2023
A team of researchers from the Department of Psychology at Palo Alto University, California, US have conducted a systematic review of the effects of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. The study examined the behaviours of young adults aged 25 and below. The researchers wanted to analyse the physical and sexual aggression displayed after consuming alcohol mixed drinks.
They found that mixed-beverage consumers were six times more likely to get into a fight than those who “only” consumed alcohol. Brawls, bullying, victimisation, and sexual violence were the most common behaviours observed among them.
Experts and communities face high levels of alcohol violence and are calling for evidence-based solutions.