Presentation on theme: "Red Ribbon Week New Drug in Schools Caffeinated Energy Drinks"— Presentation transcript:
1 Red Ribbon Week New Drug in Schools Caffeinated Energy Drinks Alternatives to Energy Drinks
2 Wear The Red Ribbon Proudly In Support Of a Drug Free America Red Ribbon Week23 Oct- 31 Oct 2008In Memory ofU.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Enrique (Kiki) CamarenaWear The Red Ribbon Proudly In Support Of a Drug Free America
3 New Drug in Schools Crystal Meth. Aka. “Strawberry Quick” Looks and Smells Like Strawberries Pop rocks CandyOther Flavors Are Used As WellUsed as a “Marketing” Ploy by Drug Dealers to Entice Youth Use“ Don’t Take Candy From Strangers.” Corny but True
5 Caffeinated Energy Drinks 12-ounce cola drink has about 35 milligrams of caffeine6-ounce cup of brewed coffee has 80 to 150 milligrams of caffeineSome energy drinks contain the caffeine equivalent of 14 cans of Coca-ColaSports drinks contain at the most 6-7% sugar to allow maximum absorption into the blood stream and prevent sugar peaks and crashes. The high level of sugar in energy drinks slows fluid absorption into the blood and energy systems, increasing the risk of dehydration. This is because the body is trying to dilute the high sugar level in the blood and not sending water to the cells. Also the level of sugar peaks and quickly lowers in the blood , causing the person to “crash”.
6 Energy drinks active ingredients AMPSugar 29 gCaffeine 80mgGuarana mgAMP MaintainCaffeine 80 mgGuarana mgAMP EnergyCaffeine 71 mgGuarana mgFull Throttle3000 mg combination of sugars, and caffeine
7 Rock star energy shot 200 mg caffeine BombaHigh levels of caffeine and guaranaHansens energy tea2000 mg combination of sugars, caffeine and guaranaNo Fear Super Energy33 g sugar141 mg caffeine50 mg guaranaMonster2500 mg caffeine, guarana, and sugarRed Bull1000 mg taurine g sugar
8 Caffeinated Energy Drinks Potential health risks of caffeine intoxicationNervousness, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, gastrointestinal upset, tremors, rapid heartbeats, restlessness and pacing, and in rare cases, even death.The new fad is to mix energy drinks and alcoholCaffeine in high doses can give users a false sense of alertness that provides incentive to drive a car or in other ways put themselves in danger.Never mix an energy drink with alcoholDon’t fall for any marketing hypeUse energy drink in moderation be aware of the risksThe nausea can lead to vomiting that can’t be controlled by medications normally in an emergency room. Also people who are predisposed to seizures can be at risk for them and person who with predisposed heart conditions can have life-threatening heart rythmn irregularities. It also can cause a dependence on it, with withdrawal symptoms if the level is lowered or stopped.
9 Alternatives to Energy Drinks Talk to your parentsHave a positive attitudeGet enough restExerciseEat a good breakfastHave well balanced mealsTake breaks if possibleBreak up boring routineDrink ice cold water
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