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1 Red Ribbon Week New Drug in Schools Caffeinated Energy Drinks Alternatives to Energy Drinks

2 Red Ribbon Week 23 Oct- 31 Oct 2008 In Memory of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Enrique (Kiki) Camarena Wear 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 Candy Other Flavors Are Used As Well Used as a “Marketing” Ploy by Drug Dealers to Entice Youth Use “ Don’t Take Candy From Strangers.” Corny but True

4 Energy Drinks

5 Caffeinated Energy Drinks 12-ounce cola drink has about 35 milligrams of caffeine 6-ounce cup of brewed coffee has 80 to 150 milligrams of caffeine Some energy drinks contain the caffeine equivalent of 14 cans of Coca-Cola

6 Energy drinks active ingredients AMP Sugar29 g Caffeine80mg Guarana 124 mg AMP Maintain Sugar29 g Caffeine80 mg Guarana 124 mg AMP Energy Sugar29 g Caffeine71 mg Guarana 180 mg Full Throttle 3000 mg combination of sugars, and caffeine

7 Rock star energy shot 200 mg caffeine Rock star energy shot 200 mg caffeine Bomba High levels of caffeine and guarana Hansens energy tea 2000 mg combination of sugars, caffeine and guarana No Fear Super Energy 33 g sugar 141 mg caffeine 50 mg guarana Monster 2500 mg caffeine, guarana, and sugar Red Bull 1000 mg taurine 29 g sugar

8 Caffeinated Energy Drinks Potential health risks of caffeine intoxication Nervousness, 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 alcohol Caffeine 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 alcohol Don’t fall for any marketing hype Use energy drink in moderation be aware of the risks

9 Alternatives to Energy Drinks Talk to your parents Have a positive attitude Get enough rest Exercise Eat a good breakfast Have well balanced meals Take breaks if possible Break up boring routine Drink ice cold water

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