posted on Jul, 12 2011 @ 09:20 PM
What the hell is going on in society? Energy drinks are now the gateways to Meth or Heroin?
While researching this, I found myself absolutely stunned! Not once have I found myself drinking a Red Bull and then thinking "I need a Heroin Fix to
wash that down!"
What has it come to when the Govt. decides things like this for us? I get the same rush from a cold glass of orange juice so might as well put that on
I immediately thought this was a one-off nut case but a study in John Hopkins apparently has 97 signatures supporting this crap.
According to the LA Times, Roland Griffiths from John Hopkins University, has recently published a paper outlining the dangers of energy drink
consumption. He also had 97 addiction experts sign the paper and then he sent it to the US Food and Drug Administration calling for federal regulation
of energy drinks.
Easy to see why this butt-wipe decided it wasn't good for anyone. If he doesn't like the taste, it's no good for anyone. What would have happened if
he actually liked it? He calls it a form of liquid legal Meth. Guaranteed he is not even close to associating with Meth users.
I tru lythought that my research wouldn't bring much else to the top but I was wrong.
Are energy drinks a new gateway drug? New study links energy drink consumption to substance abuse
One day I was finishing a run along the Bow River when two very attractive women in a Red Bull car pulled up and asked me if I'd like to try some
of the energy drink. I'd never had it before, and I'll shamefully admit that because it was being pushed on me by young models, I relented and said,
Well that explains it. He was forced to drink it by attractive Red Bull Pushers!
I gagged at the taste the one time I tried an energy drink, but now I've developed a serious dislike for the concept behind these things. Being a
guy who gets the coffee going first thing in the morning I guess this is a bit hypocritical, but energy drinks just give me a really bad vibe. I
equate them to a form of legal liquid meth, and I hate how they are readily available to kids.
Once kids get used to the idea of altering their consciousness, who knows what they'll experiment with next. It's time to ban the sale of this liquid
garbage to anyone under 18.
University of Buffalo states that energy drinks are associated with binge drinking and pills among musicians...What?? I can't even begin to say how
ridiculous this sounds as I am a musician. Not once have I drank a Red Bull and thought "Damn! That would go good with a fifth of vodka and some
Musicians who used energy drinks reported significantly more misuse of legal substances than those who did not use energy drinks. For example, 31
percent of energy drink users misused prescription drugs (compared to 13 percent of nonusers) and 76 percent reported binge drinking (compared to 59
percent of nonusers).
I am absolutely stunned at the stupidity coming out of higher institutions of learning.
Energy drinks linked to substance abuse in University of Buffalo study
Frequent use of energy drinks is associated with binge drinking, alcohol-related social problems and misuse of prescription drugs among musicians,
according to researchers at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.
Are we as a society, so weak, stupid and feeble to not be in control of our common senses anymore? Can we not decide whether to go from Red Bull to
Crack without the Government?
Paper: Conrad L. Woolsey, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK and Weston S. Kensinger, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Marijuana has been termed as a “gateway drug” because it has been linked to the increased use of alcohol and drugs. Results of our research
studies on college students (N=401, N=362) suggest energy drinks could be the next gateway drug. Our research indicates energy drink users consumed
more than double the amount of alcohol and had far riskier drinking habits than those who drank alcohol only. Additionally, results of quantitative
measures indicated energy drink users were significantly more likely to participate in risky behaviors such as drinking and driving and the use of
What do you think? Do you think energy drinks should be considered a gateway drug and restricted by the government?
edit on 12-7-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)