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Dual intoxication

Dual intoxication dangers are evident socially, emotionally and physically to the whole family

Dual intoxication: Breaking the chains of addiction

Dual drinking of both alcohol and energy drinks has become trendy, but it can also be risky. Marketed to kids, often through all the media stations both print and electronic marketing campaigns and grassroots strategies including door to door marketing and using youth-oriented imagery and slogans doctor Akoury is raising a warning to all users that people must never be lured into believing what they see in the marketing campaigns. It is all about making money and dual intoxication is helping producers in achieving their money making objective. This is because the new alcohol energy drinks have high alcohol content and sometimes as high as 12% as compared with 5% for a typical can of beer. When using these drinks, what we must always put into an account which is also a major concern across the board is that mixing energy drinks with alcohol can lead to wide-awake drunkenness. Under this circumstances, the element of caffeine in the solution will only mask the feeling of drunkenness meaning that the user may not get drunk but this does not necessarily decrease the actual alcohol-related impairment. As a result, you feel less drunk than you really are, which can lead to consumption of even more alcohol or engage in risky activities like drunk driving.

The risk doesn’t end there and a lot more needs to be done to bring this problem to manageable levels. Doctor Akoury founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is registering that, various studies conducted by scientifically has established that there is more harm in adding caffeine to alcoholic drinks. Recently in 2010, the Food and Drug Administration sounded a warning to alcoholic beverages processing companies that caffeine added to some of their alcoholic beverages makes the products unsafe and that even lead to the withdrawal of some products from the market with some companies agreeing not to make the beverages in the future. That really communicates the seriousness of the problem of mixing these two substances. Nevertheless, as things stand right now, there is still no regulation on the amount of caffeine in energy drinks, neither do we have any requirements related to the labeling of contents or possible health risks.

Dual intoxication: Double the risk

According to the findings of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, researchers were able to establish that students who mixed alcohol and energy drinks had double the risk of being hurt or injured, requiring immediate medical attention, driving with an intoxicated driver, being taken advantage of sexually, or taking advantage of another sexually. The danger is and according to one of the leading researcher, “Students whose motor skills, visual reaction times, and judgment are impaired by alcohol may not perceive that they are intoxicated as readily when they’re also ingesting a stimulant.” Finally doctor Dalal Akoury is making this passionate appeal to all parents, health officials and law-enforcement agencies that we all need to tighten our belts and put in place tighter regulations on the drinks within our levels and jurisdiction so that we can free our societies from the bondage of addiction and all the complications that come with it. For more information about all this, you can schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today for a further one on one discussion with her and she will gladly give you an audience.

Dual intoxication: Breaking the chains of addiction