Alcoholic energy drinks

Officials say an alcoholic energy drink called Four Loko is to blame for nine college students who were hospitalized after an Oct. 8 house party in Roslyn. Officials are working to ban alcoholic energy drinks in Washington, and the FDA is studying the beverages’ safety.

Are Four Loko and similar alcoholic energy drinks a major concern? Or are they simply a convenient scapegoat? Should the focus be on the drink or the behavior? Share your comments here.

Two more links that might be of interest:

FDA To Look Into Safety of Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages (Nov. 12, 2009)

List of Manufacturers of Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

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One Response to Alcoholic energy drinks

  1. Theresa Petrey says:

    1) Social hosting laws.
    2) Charging for the second and third visits of police to a residence.
    3) Provide more and better alternative activities.
    4) Change drinking culture at CWU.
    5) Know your neighbor or at least some of them.
    6) Vigourously enforce against those who provide alcohol to minors.