Dutch institute calls for stop to alcoholic energy drinks
Supermarkets in the Netherlands should stop selling energy drinks containing alcohol, says Alcohol Prevention Institute.1 August 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - The Alcohol Prevention Institute is calling on supermarkets to stop selling energy drinks containing alcohol which are popular mainly with young people.
The institute says research has revealed that the stimulating ingredients contained in the drinks counteract the anaesthetic effects of the alcohol. This makes young drinkers think they aren't getting drunk, so they drink even more.
Supermarket sales of such drinks have boomed in recent years.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]