Are Concerns Over Alcoholic Energy Drinks Missing the Mark?

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia (CARBC) released a report on May 24, 2012 where they examined the trends and risks of alcohol and caffeine consumption. In this first of its kind study, they provided targeted recommendations for policy makers, public health organizations, healthcare providers and researchers. However, the current focus on regulating pre-mixed drinks, which do not make up the largest chunk of the abuse problem of combining alcohol with caffeinated drinks, misses the mark.

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