Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks’ Dangers Are Cited

Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

Another clever marketing ploy. This is a similar situation to when wine coolers were first introduced. In that case it was to mine a new market for alcohol but this is especially dangerous because the liver will always process the stimulant first allowing blood alcohol levels to rise without the usual CNS depression.

The drinks are dangerous, doctors say, because the caffeine masks the effects of the alcohol, keeping consumers from realizing just how intoxicated they are.

Read the story here in the NYTimes.

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