Study: Energy Drinks Gateway to Cocaine Addiction

Study: Energy Drinks Gateway To Cocaine Addiction

Young adults who suck down ridiculous amounts of popular energy drinks, like Monster and Red Bull, are at an increased risk for becoming zombie-eyed speed fiends later in life, claims a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Public Health say they have discovered that people are more likely to have their back hairs ripped out by the teeth of the vicious Columbian coca-monkey if they abused energy drinks in their early 20’s. The study, which consisted of more than 1,000 recruits brought in at the age of 18, determined that people who lean on energy drinks as part of their daily ritual are more likely to end up with a cocaine addiction than those who get by without caffeinated wings. Lead researcher Amelia Arria, who oversees the school’s Center on Young Adults Health and Development, told USA Today that the same teeth-grinding lust that leads people to rely on high doses of caffeine in order to function...

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