energy drinks and er’s…are they on the same team?

It is always a scary situation when you have to go to the emergency room for energy drink overdose but maybe we could also realize that it isn’t necessarily the energy drinks that are the bad guy.  Rather, maybe we just consume too much of everything and an ER trip is our penance for when we go too far overboard.   Moderation is such a wonderful word.

A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.

From 2007 to 2011, the government estimates the number of emergency room visits involving the neon-labeled beverages shot up from about 10,000 to more than 20,000. Most of those cases involved teens or young adults, according to a survey of the nation’s hospitals released late last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

via (Touch Me!)

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