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Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine  |  ScienceDaily

Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine | ScienceDaily

Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue University study.

Richard van Rijn, an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, looked at the effects of highly caffeinated energy drinks and highly caffeinated alcohol in adolescent mice.

Source: Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine — ScienceDaily