Alcohol and Energy Drinks

Some facts, where to get help if affected, and more!

Facts About Energy Drinks

-It is a stimulant due to the caffeine it contains

-Contains high amounts of sugar

-The top best selling energy drinks are Red Bull, Monster & Rockstar

-There is roughly the same amount of caffeine in energy drinks than there is coffee

-20,783 emergency room visits involved energy drinks

Facts About Alcohol

-Alcohol is a depressant due to the response it gets from your brain

-Every year in the U.S. about 5,000 people under the age of 21 die from an alcohol-related incident

-70% of 18 year old's admit to consuming alcohol at least once

-Binge drinking is when a great amount of alcohol is consumed within a short period of time (Men - 5 or more drinks within 2 hours, Women - 4 or more drinks within 2 hours)

-Men are more likely to over-drink and be involved in alcohol-related accidents than women

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How to Avoid It

-Learn how to say "No!" to your friends/peers

-Remember that at the end of the day you can end up either dead or in the hospital!

-If you aren't good at saying "No!' don't put yourself in a situation where these substances will be available to you (ex. bars, clubs, college/high school parties etc.)

Websites for Anti-Substance Abuse

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