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1 Energy Drinks

2 What are energy drinks? Beverages like Monster, Rockstar, Red Bull, Venom, Adrenaline Rush, and ISO Sprint Beverages like Monster, Rockstar, Red Bull, Venom, Adrenaline Rush, and ISO Sprint Contain lots of caffeine and other legal stimulants like guarana, anti-oxidants, ginseng, taurine, B vitamins, L-carntine, ginkgo biloba, glucose, and lots of sugar Contain lots of caffeine and other legal stimulants like guarana, anti-oxidants, ginseng, taurine, B vitamins, L-carntine, ginkgo biloba, glucose, and lots of sugar May contain as much as 80 mg. of caffeine (equal to a cup of coffee) May contain as much as 80 mg. of caffeine (equal to a cup of coffee) Compare that to the 37 mg. of caffeine in a Mountain Dew or the 23 mg. in a Coca-Cola Classic Compare that to the 37 mg. of caffeine in a Mountain Dew or the 23 mg. in a Coca-Cola Classic Marketed to people under 30 Marketed to people under 30

3 Long-Term Effects Caffeine is addictive Caffeine is addictive Tolerance and dependence develop after a long period, reducing the perceived stimulant effects Tolerance and dependence develop after a long period, reducing the perceived stimulant effects To temporarily overcome the body’s tolerance, caffeine must be consumed in increasingly larger doses To temporarily overcome the body’s tolerance, caffeine must be consumed in increasingly larger doses When usage is stopped, it can lead to a break down (irritability, anxiety, loss of concentration and other withdrawal symptoms) When usage is stopped, it can lead to a break down (irritability, anxiety, loss of concentration and other withdrawal symptoms) An acute overdose of caffeine can cause caffeine intoxication (This condition is similar to overdose from other stimulants. In extreme cases, psychosis and death may occur) An acute overdose of caffeine can cause caffeine intoxication (This condition is similar to overdose from other stimulants. In extreme cases, psychosis and death may occur)

4 Short-Term Effects Diuretic (increases the need to use the bathroom) Diuretic (increases the need to use the bathroom) Temporarily increases alertness Temporarily increases alertness Nervousness, jitteriness and tension (when taken in large doses) Nervousness, jitteriness and tension (when taken in large doses) Increased risk of miscarriage if pregnant Increased risk of miscarriage if pregnant Boost of heart rate and blood pressure (occasionally to the point of palpitations) Boost of heart rate and blood pressure (occasionally to the point of palpitations) Dehydration Dehydration Prevent sleep Prevent sleep

5 Psychological Side Effects Increased blood pressure Increased blood pressure Heart rate may become too accelerated and lead to an irregular or quickened heart beat Heart rate may become too accelerated and lead to an irregular or quickened heart beat Can last long after the first effects Can last long after the first effects People with heart conditions are in danger People with heart conditions are in danger Several cases of people dying after drinking energy drinks and exercising a great deal Several cases of people dying after drinking energy drinks and exercising a great deal

6 Mixing Energy Drinks and Alcohol Energy drinks are stimulants Energy drinks are stimulants Alcohol is a depressant Alcohol is a depressant Stimulants mask intoxication and prevent you from realizing the amount of alcohol you have drank because fatigue is one of the ways the body tells someone to stop drinking Stimulants mask intoxication and prevent you from realizing the amount of alcohol you have drank because fatigue is one of the ways the body tells someone to stop drinking Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is the same as it would be without the energy drink Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is the same as it would be without the energy drink After the stimulant effect wears off the depressant effects of the alcohol stay put and could cause vomiting in your sleep or respiratory depression After the stimulant effect wears off the depressant effects of the alcohol stay put and could cause vomiting in your sleep or respiratory depression Major dehydration Major dehydration Dehydration can delay the body's ability to metabolize alcohol and will increase the toxicity (and the hangover the next day) Dehydration can delay the body's ability to metabolize alcohol and will increase the toxicity (and the hangover the next day)

7 Students & Energy Drinks Popular with students Popular with students Especially college students Especially college students “Fun filled night with my system filled with Bawls energy drink. First time i tryed this choice of drink. My group of friends and me were WIRED. Almost better than a real buzz,” writes the student below. “Fun filled night with my system filled with Bawls energy drink. First time i tryed this choice of drink. My group of friends and me were WIRED. Almost better than a real buzz,” writes the student below.

8 Students & Energy Drinks Continued Increases the amount of time student uses the restroom Increases the amount of time student uses the restroom Hard for students to sit still and focus Hard for students to sit still and focus Students don’t get much sleep at night Students don’t get much sleep at night

9 Types of Energy Drinks Red Bull Red Bull Rockstar Rockstar Monster Monster Adrelaline Rush Adrelaline Rush Venom Venom ISO Sprint ISO Sprint Shock Wave Shock Wave Omega Omega Amp Amp Full Throttle Full Throttle …and many others! …and many others!

10 A Legal Stimulant As the student with the Bawls energy drink wrote, “Almost better than a real buzz.” As the student with the Bawls energy drink wrote, “Almost better than a real buzz.” Legal for teens Legal for teens Can be as dangerous as some other illegal drugs Can be as dangerous as some other illegal drugs

11 Help for Those Addicted is a basic addiction cite created to help you find a treatment center near you is a basic addiction cite created to help you find a treatment center near you

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