Health & Fit Study reveals energy drinks are the 'gateway' to a cocaine addiction

04:37  12 august  2017
04:37  12 august  2017 Source:   Delish

When caffeine becomes deadly: How much is too much?

  When caffeine becomes deadly: How much is too much? The recent death of a teen blamed on too much caffeine raises questions about the stimulant's safety.The recent death of a South Carolina teen blamed on too much caffeine has once again propelled the popular stimulant and questions over its safety into the national spotlight.

Study Reveals Energy Drinks Are The " Gateway " To A Cocaine Addiction . Drop that Red Bull. Created with Sketch. By Lianna Hursh. Aug 10, 2017. The negative side effects of energy drinks are no secret.

Study Links Energy Drink to Substance Abuse. A recent study conducted by the American Society of Addiction Medicine found a strong correlation between Effects of Adolescent Caffeine Consumption on Cocaine Sensitivity. Energy drinks are no way a “ gateway ” to any drugs. Pure nonsense.

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The negative side effects of energy drinks are no secret. For months (let's be honest, more like years), we've watched study after study reveal the horrific things these nasty drinks do to the human body.

When caffeine becomes deadly: How much is too much?

  When caffeine becomes deadly: How much is too much? The recent death of a teen blamed on too much caffeine raises questions about the stimulant's safety.The recent death of a South Carolina teen blamed on too much caffeine has once again propelled the popular stimulant and questions over its safety into the national spotlight.

According to an unnamed source — so take this with a grain of salt — Ramsay was worried about his own safety as well as the safety of his family. Study Reveals Energy Drinks Are The " Gateway " To A Cocaine Addiction .

A study published in Annals of Epidemiology revealed ecstasy may be a gateway drug to cocaine and methamphetamine. A study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine revealed teens who consumed energy drinks were two to three times more likely to pick up an illicit drug than those who

They've dominated headlines: "Energy Drinks Might Be Messing Up Your Heart,""Too Many Energy Drinks Can Give You Hepatitis," and, let's not forget my personal favorite, "Your Energy Drink Isn't Getting You Through the Day, It's Killing You From The Inside."

As if I weren't dead enough on the inside already.

The amount of studies that reveal the dangers of energy drinks are seemingly endless. Yet, here we stand in 2017 … still drinking them.

In case you thought we've finally reached the point where energy drinks simply can't get worse, think again. There's a reason why you can't kick your bad habit - why you're reaching for that Monster Energy drink at 3PM despite every story, study, or article that's told you not to. These drinks are seriously addicting … so addicting in fact, that they could act as a "gateway" to cocaine, according to a new study.

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The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia (CASA) released a study Oct. "This study --the most comprehensive national assessment ever undertaken-- reveals a consistent and powerful connection Children who drink are 50 times more likely to use cocaine than non- drinkers .

Although this is rare, more and more research is revealing that energy drinks may not only be different than “normal caffeine sources,” but may be a gateway drug for adventure seeking teens. In another study published in 2010 in Addiction Behavior, researchers interviewed approximately 800 people as

Researchers found that 21- to 25-year-olds who drank large amount of sugar- and caffeine-filled products were significantly more likely to become addicted to cocaine. These participants were also at a greater risk of alcohol abuse and using amphetamines and other stimulants within five years. Yikes.

With that in mind, swallow your pride and splurge on a $5 latte next time you need that afternoon pick-me-up. You'll thank yourself later.

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Gallery: Here’s what really happens to your body when you use energy drinks (by Reader's Digest)Are energy drinks safe?: In spite of the known dangers of energy drinks, the market for them is booming. In 2016, <a href=research from Mintel revealed that more energy drink products were launched globally in 2015 than in any year since 2008, with the number growing 29 percent between 2010 and 2015. In 2015, an incredible 8.8 billion liters were sold across the world, with the U.S. taking the largest slice of that market with volume sales of 3.3 billion liters. This is great news for energy drink manufacturers, but what are consumers really getting when they buy these drinks? Most of the major brands—such as Red Bull, Monster Energy, Rockstar Energy Drink, and NOS Energy Drink—have the same ingredients. We asked experts to reveal exactly what their ingredients do to our bodies. (By the way, here are nine ways you can boost energy naturally—without energy drinks.)" src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/12/are-energy-drinks-safe-in-spite-of-the-known-dangers-of-energy-drinks-the-market-for-them-is-booming_369316_.jpg" /> Here’s What Really Happens to Your Body When You Use Energy Drinks

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