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Washington case raises alcoholic energy drink concerns
« on: October 25, 2010, 07:46:20 PM »
So do they need an AA 101 class on campus now.


ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Sugary, high-alcohol energy drinks that are popular with college students who want to get drunk quickly and cheaply came under renewed scrutiny Monday as investigators announced that nine freshmen had been hospitalized after drinking them at an off-campus party.

Several states are considering outlawing the drinks and at least two universities have banned them from campus while the Food and Drug Administration reviews their safety.

Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna called for the drinks to be banned and sent a letter to the FDA on Monday, saying the drinks "present a serious threat to public health and safety."

The issue received new attention after the Oct. 8 party in Roslyn, a picturesque mountain town known as the place where part of the 1990s television series "Northern Exposure" was filmed.

Police first responded to a report of an unconscious female in a grocery store parking lot and learned about the party from her friends. At the home, officers found a chaotic scene, with students from nearby Central Washington University passed out and so intoxicated that investigators thought they had overdosed on drugs.

Nine students who drank a caffeinated malt liquor called Four Loko were hospitalized with blood-alcohol levels ranging from 0.12 percent to 0.35 percent, and a female student nearly died, CWU President James L. Gaudino said. A blood-alcohol concentration of 0.30 percent is considered potentially lethal.

All the hospitalized students were inexperienced drinkers — freshmen ranging in age from 17 to 19. Toxicology results showed no drugs in their bloodstreams, though a small amount of marijuana was reported at the party, university police Chief Steve Rittereiser said.


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Re: Washington case raises alcoholic energy drink concerns
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 07:54:13 PM »
So do they need an AA 101 class on campus now.


ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Sugary, high-alcohol energy drinks that are popular with college students who want to get drunk quickly and cheaply came under renewed scrutiny Monday as investigators announced that nine freshmen had been hospitalized after drinking them at an off-campus party.

Several states are considering outlawing the drinks and at least two universities have banned them from campus while the Food and Drug Administration reviews their safety.

Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna called for the drinks to be banned and sent a letter to the FDA on Monday, saying the drinks "present a serious threat to public health and safety."

The issue received new attention after the Oct. 8 party in Roslyn, a picturesque mountain town known as the place where part of the 1990s television series "Northern Exposure" was filmed.

Police first responded to a report of an unconscious female in a grocery store parking lot and learned about the party from her friends. At the home, officers found a chaotic scene, with students from nearby Central Washington University passed out and so intoxicated that investigators thought they had overdosed on drugs.

Nine students who drank a caffeinated malt liquor called Four Loko were hospitalized with blood-alcohol levels ranging from 0.12 percent to 0.35 percent, and a female student nearly died, CWU President James L. Gaudino said. A blood-alcohol concentration of 0.30 percent is considered potentially lethal.

All the hospitalized students were inexperienced drinkers — freshmen ranging in age from 17 to 19. Toxicology results showed no drugs in their bloodstreams, though a small amount of marijuana was reported at the party, university police Chief Steve Rittereiser said.


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I am always amazed at the stupidity of teenagers....they have yet to learn that moderation is the key.   

To have it banned is pointless.  If not this then it will be something else. ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Washington case raises alcoholic energy drink concerns
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 08:08:37 PM »
I am always amazed at the stupidity of teenagers....they have yet to learn that moderation is the key.    To have it banned is pointless.  If not this then it will be something else. ::) ::) ::)

They need to learn that at home way before leaving home. 
Banning is like telling a kid no with candy all over the room. 
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Re: Washington case raises alcoholic energy drink concerns
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 11:25:20 PM »
Toy, you are on the money. Kids will be kids.

The real point to the story is that the event is being used by some useless pol to pass some useless law that NOBODY wants.

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Re: Washington case raises alcoholic energy drink concerns
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 09:54:52 PM »
Teens are invincible. That's why so many of them are victims of alcohol and drug abuse.
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