Energy Drinks Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury in Teens

A new study found that teenagers "who suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the past year while playing sports were twice as likely to consume energy drinks compared to teens who reported a TBI sustained from non-sport related injuries." This finding is significant because there has been no previous association between energy drinks and TBI. The study also found that teens who reported a recent TBI were twice as likely to report consuming energy drinks mixed with alcohol. Drinking alcohol and caffeine together can put people at greater risk of harm than drinking alcohol alone. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has looked at the harms associated with alcohol and caffeine drinks and recommends the following resources to reduce the harms associated with mixing alcohol and caffeine:

By Katie Fleming - Prevention Hub Canada