Love hooning back the energy drinks? That could lead to a cocaine habit later on in life

study published in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence by the University of Maryland's School of Public Health has found a link between those who drink energy drinks when they're young and those who love snorting back a cheeky line of coke or ten when they get older (and can afford it).
 
I'm not judging. 

With an *anonymous energy drink fridge here at George, when it's 4.35pm and I'm trying to smack out another three articles for you all to click on and then whinge in the comments section about "what George use to be", yell "CLICKBAIT" behind your screen, call me "incompetent" and incessantly bring up some guy called "Thane Kirby"... I'll be honeast I have caught myself crushing a third *anon energy can for the day...  

You know, sometimes coffee just doesn't cut it and all that will satisfy my brain-fried, sleep-deprived, manicness is that deliciously bad, fizzy sweet, highly caffeinated, chemical concoction that is... well all energy drinks. 

I've heard it described as smack for kids. 

In fact, allegedly energy drinks most popular consumers are kids cramming for exams. 

The Maryland study observed 1,099 young adults over a number of years, recruiting them as 18-year-old first-year college students and tracking their energy drink consumption. 

Head researcher Professor Amelia Arria, said "the results suggest that energy drink users might be at heightened risk for other substance use, particularly stimulants ."

Cocaine being the big bad boy as far as "stimulants" go (don't they have , but alcohol and prescription stimulants were also highlighted as drugs that heavy energy drink consumers were likely to turn to later on in life. 

No links were found to your bongs or durries. 

Yeah, yeah, durries, yeah. 

The study concluced that "more research" would be required to have a more definitive understanding of the link between cocaine abusers and energy drinks consumers... or some shit like that.  

I essentially just regurgiated this story from Complex, so you can check out the OG article here

Cool. 

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Roisin Kelly. 
(Ro the web girl)