According to a VicHealth report, drinkers who mix alcohol and energy drinks are also more likely to become problem gamblers. The study found that these people demonstrated generally more risk-taking behaviour such as illicit drug use and heavy drinking as well as mental health problems.
The level of energy drink consumption in young people is particularly high, Executive Manager Dr Bruce Bolam from VicHealth stated.
According to Dr Bolam, more than one third of Deakin University students included in the survey, consumed energy drinks mixed with alcohol in the last 3 months.
One of the reasons energy drinks are so popular with younger drinkers is that it masks the effects of intoxication. For more go to http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/alcohol-and-energy-drinks-are-a-toxic-and-risky-mix-study-finds/news-story/47b3197f5f9a76a52fa33bf7c938c7d9