Students seeking the perfect buzz now combine energy drinks with alcohol. Combining uppers and downers is a quick way to get drunk, but the combination can prove to be toxic. Oftentimes, these drinks are consumed with only one objective in mind: bingeing. The Sonoma State Star recently published an article on the danger of these “bomb drinks”, which can be found here.
The acceptance of these cocktails reflects a common mindset among college drinking. Instead of enjoying alcohol responsibly, students consume it quickly to snag the quickest buzz. Responsibility doesn’t always ensue.