Buzz in a Bottle-The Dangers of Caffeine-Spiked Energy Drinks

DVD, 2010, HRM, 17-minutes,Grades 7-College

Youth are consuming more energy drinks than ever before and in many cases mixing them with alcohol. Through interviews with teens and health experts, the DVD describes the many physical effects that these drinks have including dizziness, fainting, heart palpitations, caffeine poisoning, headaches, fatigue, diminished concentration, anxiety, insomnia, shaking, nausea, and high blood pressure. Even more alarming is the trend of mixing these beverages with alcohol, thus allowing users to drink more alcohol than they normally would putting them at a greater risk for alcohol poisoning. This program gives viewers the facts and gives a strong no-use message with particular emphasis on the real health risks of too much caffeine and the grave danger of combining alcohol and caffeine-spiked drinks.

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